Business Processing Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Business Processing
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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North Region
North Region
£56,665 - £69,168 per annum
25/02/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable.

NHS RightCare Business Processing Finance Lead                                           

NHS RightCare is a national NHS England supported programme that focusses on improving population healthcare in a way that contributes to the financial sustainability of the NHS. This is a key priority of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, with delivery being driven through Regional Teams.

NHS RightCare helps to ensure the best possible care is delivered as efficiently as possible which is essential for both patients and the NHS. Ensuring people access the right care, in the right place at the right time, means more people can be treated effectively, now and in the future.  Using leading edge medical evidence and practical support, NHS RightCare helps local health economies to understand how money is spent to deliver the best care in different parts of the country.

NHS RightCare actively works with every clinical commissioning group (CCG) and sustainable transformation partnership (STP) in England and comprises professionals of all backgrounds providing delivery, analytical, clinical advisory and programme management support.

NHS RightCare supports local health economies to:

  • Make the best use of their resources – by tackling over and under-use of these, as identified by unwarranted variation in healthcare and associated costs
  • Understand their performance – by identifying variation between demographically similar populations so they can adopt and implement optimal care pathways more efficiently and effectively
  • Focus on areas of greatest opportunity by identifying priority programmes which offer the best means to improve healthcare for people.

The team is rapidly expanding, with new staff coming on-board within the NHS RightCare North Regional Team to provide direct delivery support to CCGs and STPs in implementing the RightCare approach.

The Role

We are looking to appoint an NHS RightCare Business Processing Lead (Finance) to provide specialist expertise across the region in Finance.

As the Business Processing Finance Lead, you will be an integral part of a dynamic team, using your specialist financial knowledge and experience to support managers and staff across the regional NHS RightCare Programme and its local health economies in providing expertise and advice to local CCGs and STP teams to ensure effective embedding and delivery of the RightCare approach.

The Person

We recognise that relevant talent and experience may lie in a number of areas, so we are keen to consider applicants from across all areas of healthcare financial management.

Key skills and experience include:


  • Transformational change management experience, including ability to use information and evidence to change culture and behaviours across systems and professions.
  • Experience of designing and/or supporting with financial modelling, financial phasing, and applying costing techniques and models to optimize delivery;
  • Experience of developing robust financial impact assessment and management plans within improvement processing.
  • Ability to explain complex finance and system issues to both finance and non-finance colleagues.
  • Strategic business acumen to multi-task and support CCGs/STPs in a business-partnering style.


Frequent travel is required across the North Region as well as occasional travel to London and nationally for training and events.


The base for this role will be agreed upon appointment and is likely to be the closest NHS England North West location to the successful candidate.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview, which will include an assessment task, during week commencing 19th March 2018.

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If you would like to understand more about the role, please contact Kevin Round at Axon Resourcing on 01925 430 350 or email him at