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East of England Work Placements

Below is a list of all the Finance and Procurement work placements available in the East of England.

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please download the application form below.

Instructions on what to do with your completed application form are contained within the document.

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Organisation
Role
Department
Contact
More info
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Finance Graduate Placement Student
Finance
pspencer1@nhs.net
01480 822075
Description:

Office:  Unit 7 & 8, Meadow Lane
Town: St Ives
Requirement to travel to other locations? No

No of Posts: 2

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust's vision is to provide high quality care through our excellent people.

Community based health care services are fundamental to the success of an NHS that gives people more choice and control over their health care.

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is one of the smaller NHS organisations in the region with an expanding portfolio of services across the eastern region. This enables us to provide you with a placement year that will give you greater experiences in more aspects of NHS Finance, allowing you to develop broader skills and understanding.

For the past ten years our Finance team has successfully guided students through an interesting and rewarding placement year, with many going onto future finance careers after graduating university. Our placement programme is tailored to you and the greater challenge and responsibility you want the more you will be given.

The Finance Graduate Placement Student plays a key role in the delivery of the Trust’s financial services and you will become an expert in your area of responsibility, supporting our wide range of services in delivering NHS care. Our clinical services will look to you to answer queries and suggest improvements to their processes. Your role will cover recurring monthly tasks at the close down of each financial period and will have active input into important year end processes to aid production of the final accounts. Beyond this there will be the opportunity to be involved with focussed projects within the finance team.

On completion of your placement year, you will be able to see the impact you have made and have tangible evidence of tasks and responsibilities to add to your CV for future job applications.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/

Key Placement Contact:
Name: Paul Spencer
Job Title: Head of Statutory Accounting
Email: pspencer1@nhs.net

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Management Accounts Assistant
Finance
Description:

Office: Norwich
City: Norwich
Requirement to travel to other locations? No

The post holder will be based in the Management Accounts Team.

They will be responsible for supporting the Management Accounts team in their preparation of monthly budget statements and forecast reports, and annual budget setting.

Duties will include data preparation, analysis and investigation, journal posting, and accurate record keeping. Interrogation of the financial ledger and other data systems (for example these could include: Rostering, Staff records and Fleet).

There will also be an opportunity to support the Financial Services team in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processing, and the Charities function.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation visit - https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/

Key Placement Contact:
Name: Lauren Smith
Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst
Email: lauren.smith@eastamb.nhs.uk

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Assistant Management Accountant
Finance
Description:

Office: Villa 10 or Remote working
Town: Colchester
Requirement to travel to other locations? Ipswich Hospital

The post holder will be based in the Operational Financial Management Team.

They will be responsible for helping to provide monthly management accounts and support budget holders to manage their resources.

Duties will include (responsibility and the range will increase as experience increases). 

  • To help prepare monthly management accounts, supported by high quality working papers, for review by the Deputy Finance manager.
  • To help prepare an analysis of monthly management accounts, including budget variance analysis, using the Finance department’s standard approach and format in accordance with the monthly timetable.
  • To help prepare costings for contract variations, or service delivery changes using standard costing methodology under the supervision of the Finance manager or Operational Financial Management Team.
  • To work with the Operational Financial Management Team to understand the monitoring and support in place for the delivery of cost improvement programmes.
  • To meet with individual budget holders to discuss budget performance and help them to identify opportunities to invest more resources wisely if underspent or mitigating actions if overspent.
  • To be part of a group that review current processes with an objective to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

We will use the bitesize short courses as part of their induction

The post holder will Rotate between Financial Services and Costing and Income Teams.

They will be responsible for supporting the current teams in delivering their monthly tasks.

Duties will include (responsibility and the range will increase as experience increases).

Financial Services

  • Working with the teams that deal with creditors, debtors and cash in order to understand the process of raising invoices, receiving invoices, collecting cash, paying suppliers and reconciliations to both control accounts and bank accounts. Assist with preparation of statutory returns such as VAT and Construction Industry Tax.
  • Work with the capital team on monitoring capital expenditure and producing regular progress reports for management. Assist with the asset verification programme.
  • Work with the charitable funds team monitoring fund raising and expenditure plans. Review expenditure proposals for completeness and assist with monthly reporting to Charitable Funds Committee.

Bi and Income

  • Helping to provide costing information to Clinical Directorates and other hospital departments
  • Assisting in the completion of the National Cost Collection submission carrying out tasks allocated in line with the National Cost Collection Task List
  • Assisting in the collection of clinical activity data not currently held on our main information systems.
  • Uploading activity via established data feeds into the system on a quarterly basis carrying out prescribed data quality checks and investigating any discrepancies
  • Updating values/calculations in basic level cost apportionments including conducting routine meetings with members of other departments within the organisation and update the system accordingly
  • Producing reports and discussing outputs with clinical and operational management teams

Strategic Business Planning

  • Help support the analysis, modelling and business case production that is required for the economic and financial appraisal of major strategic developments.
  • Help support the production of Trust financial plans (annual and longer term); and the reporting of performance against such plans to external regulators (such as NHSE/I).

We will use the bitesize short courses as part of their induction.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation visit - https://www.esneft.nhs.uk/

Key Placement Contact:
Name: Daryl Cockman
Job Title: Head of Financial Development
Email: Daryl.Cockman@esneft.nhs.uk

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Rotating Assistant Accountant
Finance
Description:

Office: Villa 10 or Remote working
Town: Colchester
Requirement to travel to other locations? Ipswich Hospital

The post holder will be based in the Operational Financial Management Team.

They will be responsible for helping to provide monthly management accounts and support budget holders to manage their resources.

Duties will include (responsibility and the range will increase as experience increases). 

  • To help prepare monthly management accounts, supported by high quality working papers, for review by the Deputy Finance manager.
  • To help prepare an analysis of monthly management accounts, including budget variance analysis, using the Finance department’s standard approach and format in accordance with the monthly timetable.
  • To help prepare costings for contract variations, or service delivery changes using standard costing methodology under the supervision of the Finance manager or Operational Financial Management Team.
  • To work with the Operational Financial Management Team to understand the monitoring and support in place for the delivery of cost improvement programmes.
  • To meet with individual budget holders to discuss budget performance and help them to identify opportunities to invest more resources wisely if underspent or mitigating actions if overspent.
  • To be part of a group that review current processes with an objective to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

We will use the bitesize short courses as part of their induction

The post holder will Rotate between Financial Services and Costing and Income Teams.

They will be responsible for supporting the current teams in delivering their monthly tasks.

Duties will include (responsibility and the range will increase as experience increases).

Financial Services

  • Working with the teams that deal with creditors, debtors and cash in order to understand the process of raising invoices, receiving invoices, collecting cash, paying suppliers and reconciliations to both control accounts and bank accounts. Assist with preparation of statutory returns such as VAT and Construction Industry Tax.
  • Work with the capital team on monitoring capital expenditure and producing regular progress reports for management. Assist with the asset verification programme.
  • Work with the charitable funds team monitoring fund raising and expenditure plans. Review expenditure proposals for completeness and assist with monthly reporting to Charitable Funds Committee.

Bi and Income

  • Helping to provide costing information to Clinical Directorates and other hospital departments
  • Assisting in the completion of the National Cost Collection submission carrying out tasks allocated in line with the National Cost Collection Task List
  • Assisting in the collection of clinical activity data not currently held on our main information systems.
  • Uploading activity via established data feeds into the system on a quarterly basis carrying out prescribed data quality checks and investigating any discrepancies
  • Updating values/calculations in basic level cost apportionments including conducting routine meetings with members of other departments within the organisation and update the system accordingly
  • Producing reports and discussing outputs with clinical and operational management teams

Strategic Business Planning

  • Help support the analysis, modelling and business case production that is required for the economic and financial appraisal of major strategic developments.
  • Help support the production of Trust financial plans (annual and longer term); and the reporting of performance against such plans to external regulators (such as NHSE/I).

We will use the bitesize short courses as part of their induction.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation visit - https://www.esneft.nhs.uk/

Key Placement Contact:
Name: Daryl Cockman
Job Title: Head of Financial Development
Email: Daryl.Cockman@esneft.nhs.uk

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Finance Assistant
Finance
Description:

Office: Howard Court, 14 Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City  AL7 1BW
Requirement to travel to other locations? No

The post holder supports the functions of the Finance Department, including contributing to monthly financial reporting, journal processes, data extraction, budget holder queries and budget setting.

Click here to download the job description for Finance Assistant.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation visit - www.hct.nhs.uk

Key Placement Contact:

Name: Shweta Parikh
Job Title:Senior Management Accountant
Email: Shweta.parikh1@nhs.net

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG
Accounts Assistant
Finance
Description:

Office: Office address yet to be confirmed / home based
Town: Ely
Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes - some may be required for additional training or staff development days. Plus occasional journey to hub office in Ely.

The post holders will be based in the Central Finance Team.

They will be responsible for validating invoices for payment, month end reporting, monitoring Personal Health Budget holders accounts.

Click here to download the full job description for a list of duties for Accounts Assistant.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk

Key Placement Contact:
Name: Dawn Gorham
Job Title: Finance Contracts Lead - Cambridge
Email: dawn.gorham@nhs.net

NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG
Undergraduate Finance Assistant
Finance
Description:

Note: These vacancies are for NHS Castle Point & Rochford CCG & NHS Southend CCG

Office: 12 Castle Road
Town: Rayleigh
Requirement to travel to other locations? No
No of Posts available: 2

The post holder will be based in the Finance Team.

Duties will include general Finance support to the Finance team in South East Essex.

Click here to download the job description for Undergraduate Finance Assistant.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisations visit:
https://castlepointandrochfordccg.nhs.uk/
https://southendccg.nhs.uk/

Key Placement Contact:
Name: 
Mike Shimmon
Job Title: Head of Financial Planning and Costing
Email: mike.shimmon@nhs.net

NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)
Finance Assistant
Finance
Description:

Office: Charter House
Town: Welwyn Garden City
Requirement to travel to other locations? Possibly, but limited
No of Posts: 1

The post holder will provide support to finance teams within the East of England Region, specifically East of England Specialised Services, Direct Commissioning and Operational Finance in all aspects of budgetary management, ensuring the provision of comprehensive high quality financial support.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly providing both financial management support and commissioning finance support as required.

Click here to download the job description for Finance Assistant.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisations visit:
www.england.nhs.uk
www.improvement.nhs.uk

Key Placement Contact: 
Name: Christopher McInerney
Job Title: Finance Senior Manager
Email: Christopher.mcinerney@nhs.net

NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)
Finance Assistant
Finance
Description:

Office: Victoria House
Town: Cambridge
Requirement to travel to other locations? Possibly, but limited
No of Posts: 1

The post holder will provide support to finance teams within the East of England Region, specifically East of England Specialised Services, Direct Commissioning and Operational Finance in all aspects of budgetary management, ensuring the provision of comprehensive high quality financial support.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly providing both financial management support and commissioning finance support as required.

Click here to download the job description for Finance Assistant.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisations visit:
www.england.nhs.uk
www.improvement.nhs.uk

Key Placement Contact: 
Name: Christopher McInerney
Job Title: Finance Senior Manager
Email: Christopher.mcinerney@nhs.net

NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)
Finance Assistant
Finance
Description:

Office: Swift House
Town: Chelmsford
Requirement to travel to other locations? Possibly, but limited
No of Posts: 2

The post holder will provide support to finance teams within the East of England Region, specifically East of England Specialised Services, Direct Commissioning and Operational Finance in all aspects of budgetary management, ensuring the provision of comprehensive high quality financial support.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly providing both financial management support and commissioning finance support as required.

Click here to download the job description for Finance Assistant.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisations visit:
www.england.nhs.uk
www.improvement.nhs.uk

Key Placement Contact: 
Name: Christopher McInerney
Job Title: Finance Senior Manager
Email: Christopher.mcinerney@nhs.net

NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)
Information Commissioning Analyst Apprentice
Informatics
Description:

Office: Victoria House
Town: Fulbourn
Requirement to travel to other locations? Possibly - potential travel to visit information teams at hospitals in the region.

As an Information Commissioning Analyst Apprentice, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the Specialised Commissioning team to ensure the provision of comprehensive high quality analyst support.

To deliver an effective and competent level of clerical support and consistently deliver a “client-focused” service which promotes good customer service and effective working relationships.

Click here to download the job description and person specification for Information Commissioning Analyst Apprentice.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisations visit:
www.england.nhs.uk
www.improvement.nhs.uk

Key Placement Contact: 
Name: Rebecca Fagg
Job Title: Senior Information Commissioning Analyst
Email: Rebecca.Fagg@nhs.net

NHS Luton CCG
Finance Assistant
Finance
Description:

Office: 3rd Floor, Arndale House, The Mall, LU1 2LJ
Town: Luton (Can be Bedford or Milton Keynes) after merger
Requirement to travel to other locations? Milton Keynes/ Bedford

The post holder will be based in the Acute Finance Team.

They will be responsible for non-contractual activity validation, benchmarking, reporting and trends analysis.

Duties will include but not limited to 

  • Processing of non-contractual invoices (NCA), ensuring charging is in line with guidance
  • Lead on the non-contractual monthly budget position, including review of all monthly transactions and preparing accrual journals
  • Review high activity NCA providers, benchmark spend against prior years and create trends
  • Review NCA invoices raised out of date and request credit notes on quarterly basis
  • Provide support during month end, budget setting and year end
  • Support in updating monthly schedule and process accruals and adjustment in Oracle
Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.lutonccg.nhs.uk/home/

Key Placement Contact:
Name: Muhammad Talha
Job Title: Senior Finance Manager
Email: muhammad.talha@nhs.net

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Support Accountant
Finance
Description:

Office: Woodlands House, NR2 3TU
Town: Norwich
Requirement to travel to other locations? No

The post holder will be based in the Finance Team. Primarily the role is with the Team supporting Specialist Service, System Operations, Children’s and Young Persons, Palliative Care and Community Beds.

Click here to download the job description for Support Accountant.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to http://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk

Key Placement Contact:
Name: Lucy Johnston
Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Email: lucy.johnston@nchc.nhs.uk

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Finance Undergraduate Trainee
Finance
Description:

Office: Quince House, West Suffolk Hospital
Town: Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2QZ
Requirement to travel to other locations? No

At West Suffolk Hospital we promise to put Patients First.  Our commitment to every patient, every day, doing our best to ensure they feel safe, in a clean and comfortable environment with highly professional staff who work together to achieve this.

We want our patients to feel cared for, with a courteous and respectful attitude from kind and helpful staff who have the time to listen and keep them informed at every step.  We want them to feel confident that their treatment is provided by skilled and compassionate teams who will involve them in their care and who understand their time is valuable.

Job Purpose:
This post will provide an opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain experience within an NHS Finance department in a 12 month placement rotating through three sub-departments; management accounts, financial services and contract income. The timing and duration of the rotations will be determined by business need although the majority of the time over the twelve months will be spent with management accounts.

The post holder should be capable of planning their workload to achieve tight deadlines whilst ensuring consistency and paying strong attention to detail. They will be required to work on their own initiative, seeking guidance when appropriate.

The placement student will be expected to communicate clearly any requirements that need to be met as part of their degree and ensure appropriate arrangements are in place for any required assessment.

Click here to download the Job Description for Finance Undergraduate Trainee

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.wsh.nhs.uk 

Key Placement Contact:
Name: Bernice Hitchings
Job Title: Management Accountant
Email: Bernice.Hitchings@wsh.nhs.uk

 

Click here to download the application form