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Assistant Directorate Accountant - Training Contract

Job Reference: 001-AC007-0119

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
£20,150 to £23,363 per annum


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a Finance Business Partnering team, which supports health care services provided by the Children and Women Clinical Board and the Specialist Services Clinical Board. The successful candidate will help support services in a wide range of areas, such as, the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, Women’s Services (including Maternity) and Children’s Community Services as well as offering the chance to be involved in a number of Specialist Tertiary Services including Cardiothoracics, Neurosciences, Nephrology and Transplant, Critical Care, Haematology, Immunology, Genetics and Artificial Limb and Appliance Services.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has well established Finance Business Partnering teams, each led by an Assistant Director of Finance. This post offers a career development opportunity fulfilling a key role in contributing to this agenda, providing financial and business advice, whilst working with passionate and committed people. The Assistant Directorate Accountant (Training Post) will assist a team of 9 Accountants supporting Directorates and working with managers and clinicians to influence and develop integrated service, workforce and financial plans.

This is a training contract which offers “on the job” training plus substantial study support towards a CCAB qualification and offers automatic progression within the Finance department, in line with exam success.

Candidates considered for assessment centre will have work experience within a financial or administrative role, will have a degree or AAT qualification and will be eager to work towards becoming a CCAB qualified accountant. Candidates must possess excellent communication, organisational and IT skills and be committed to working flexibly in a team which delivers an excellent service to its stakeholders.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: Monday 28th January 2019

Estimated Assessment Centre/Interview date: Friday 8th February 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Craig Coggins

Tel: (029) 2074 4489

Applications from job seekers who require 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 resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website.

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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.

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