Job reference: 150695
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 06/06/2023
Job Type: Administrative Services
Location: Flexible
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 23/05/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Finance

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Flexible Location: Based throughout Scotland, NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working. We’re happy to talk about how you want to work. 

Work Pattern: Permanent, Full Time, 37.5 hours per week. 

Who We Are 

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the national health board with statutory responsibilities to effect sustainable change through workforce development, education and training across the health and social care system in Scotland, while working at UK level with partner organisations.  

The Finance Directorate operates under a Finance Business Partnering ethos to support NES in delivering their strategic objectives and in the management of its £600m annual budget within a robust and proportionate governance structure.  

The Opportunity 

This is an exciting opportunity to support both the Finance and Procurement Directorate and our Property and Facilities Management Directorate to deliver their strategic objectives and to be a key member of the finance business partnering team supporting the corporate position across NES. 

Do you want to improve Financial Management within a large and complex organisation? 

Do you enjoy working in partnership to deliver goals? 

Do you want to play a key role in improving the internal processes in NES?  

Do you enjoy working at pace and being adaptive to an ever-changing environment? 

Working within the Finance Business Partnering team you will have the opportunity to bring your unique skills and experience to the table, collaborating across multiple workstreams to effect real change within NES, and further afield. 

Does this sound like you?  

What We Love to See 

Finance Managers offer a broad range of skills and experience, if you are a CCAB qualified accountant and can offer some or all of these, we’d love you to apply: 

  • Proven experience of budget management and forecasting in a large, complex environment 

  • A clear understanding of finance business partnering and how to support directorates to achieve their goals… 

  • Ability to confidently lead and facilitate process improvement… 

  • Highly experienced in identifying and applying a wide range of accounting theories and concepts across different areas … 

  • Ability to research, collate and analyse large data sets for reporting and decision making purposes 

  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibility to produce high quality outputs 

  • Highly effective communicator knowing how to make complex technical information and language simple for diverse senior internal and external stakeholders (both verbally and in writing).  

  • Ability to work on own initiative, to organise and prioritise workload and that of your team, and to meet strict deadlines 

Benefits Which Matter 

As a valued employee of NHS Scotland, you can enjoy an extensive range of benefits including:  

  • Life-work balance - with opportunities for flexible working and remote working 

  • Generous NHS pension scheme  

  • Annual incremental salary progression (up to the maximum of the salary band) plus annual NHS salary scale review  

  • Annual Leave - 27 Days increasing in line with service plus 8 days public holiday  

  • NHS discounts and more 

Diversity and Inclusion 

Developing a successful national service for Scotland is impossible without ensuring we consider the diverse needs, perspectives and backgrounds of everyone in Scotland in our work.  

We are focused on hiring the very best talent available for NES, and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and aim to ensure everyone is treated fairly, with respect and has a positive recruitment experience – regardless of the outcome.  

It’s not essential to be in a Finance Manager right now. You may be returning from a career break (e.g. maternity, paternity, caring for others) or returning after working in another field. Your experiences elsewhere can bring a fresh perspective to our work. 

If you are considering applying and feel it would be helpful to discuss this initially, please contact 

Next Steps 

Our recruitment process is currently 100% remote and if successful you would initially work remotely, working from our offices as operationally required. 

All applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. 

Interviews (including presentation) will take place on 21st June 2023. The presentation topic will be sent to candidates selected for interview. 

For further information please refer to the Job Information Pack below. 

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.  

​​​​​​​You must have eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK which is required to be maintained throughout your period of employment. Evidence of this must be produced upon request.  

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 


If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment:  

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