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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/02/2021.

Research Finance Assistant

Job Reference: 411-RESEARCH-2020-90064

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Research Business Unit (917702)
£21,892 to £24,157 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 3,200 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

The Clinical Research Division (CRD) at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced Finance Assistant on a shortterm basis to support the day to day requirements of the CRD. The role forms an integral part of the core team that work throughout the hospital to deliver high quality clinical research studies across all disciplines. The purpose of this post is to support and assist the delivery of Alder Hey research studies. This role supports the budgetary administration and control of financial information systems in respect of all research income and expenditure associated with the portfolio at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. This role handles the budgetary administration and control of financial information systems in respect of all research income and expenditure associated with the portfolio at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The postholder will monitor study budgets both commercial and noncommercial including Alder Hey sponsored studies, prepare and assist with the interpretation of financial information and report writing ensuring that the data is accurate, meaningful and timely. The role includes budget forecasting and review of the accounts to ensure they are accurate and meet reporting deadlines and statutory/regulatory requirements. Ensuring that local costs are translated into contracts accurately and that contracts are executed in a timely manner for Sponsors is an important part of the role. Contract administration also relates to Alder Hey sponsored studies and external site collaborators. The role is supported by the CRD Business Accountant and the CRD Senior Management team on a day to day basis. Providing the main source of support to the Senior Research Team, the post holder is responsible for Income generation, budget management amongst other general day to day finance tasks. They will be expected to work with minimum supervision, demonstrate flexibility and use their own initiative to carry out duties in such a way as to make a direct and positive contribution to the organisation, thus enabling the senior CRD Research Team to utilise their time in an efficient and effective manner. In the role you will be fully supported to understand research and specific studies and will learn about how research is delivered in the NHS. You will be based within the CRD in the Institute in the Park amongst the research delivery and support team. To apply please visit the NHS jobs website and complete and application form indicating how you fit the person specification, describing any relevant experience and why you have a desire for such a role. Ideally the successful candidate will work fulltime, but parttime/jobshare hours will be considered. Please contact Finance & Contract Manager Emma

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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