Location: Various locations within Wales
Job title: Wales Financial Management Graduate Scheme 2018
Number of vacancies: Circa six
Start date: 3 September 2018
Application closing date: 19 November 2017
Salary: Starting salary approx. £21,350 pa with annual increments during training
NHS Wales is responsible for ensuring the 3m people in Wales receive excellent healthcare through its primary and community care services and local and regional hospitals.
If you have a big ambition to work in one of the toughest roles in a modern organisation, are serious about a career in NHS management, and can apply your passion, drive and determination to make a difference then we are interested in you! Individuals can expect a tough, hands-on learning experience, working alongside multi-disciplinary teams, gaining the management skills needed to ultimately improve the health of everyone in Wales.
We are looking for individuals with the talent and drive to improve our patients’ experience, who will learn practical management skills and grow their leadership strengths to earn the reputation of hard-working professionals who deliver results in a complex and fast paced environment.
The level of complexity; unprecedented financial pressures; partnership working across sectors; increased focus on improvement productivity and safety – as well as the rising expectations of patients and technology revolutionising work, requires a new leadership skill shift
Regardless of profession or background the new skill shift will be required by those leading organisations in health and the wider public sector.
Excellent average salary pension scheme, life assurance.
From day one you will be an integral part of finance teams within NHS Wales, moving around a number of placements which will give you invaluable insight and experience into the day to day challenges, giving you the opportunity to apply your financial, management and leadership skills to a range of challenges.
As a scheme participant, you can expect first class training and mentorship support. The scheme will stretch you and give you the opportunity to develop your financial management and leadership skills whilst studying for a professional accountancy qualification through an intense development experience, learning to work alongside clinicians and other professionals.
We expect those who successfully complete our three-year Financial Management Scheme to apply for a significant financial management job.
We will provide career support and coaching for our emerging leaders to tackle the big challenges in a wide range of finance roles across NHS Wales.
Minimum entry requirements
A 2:2 degree in any subject by July 2018. NHS experience is valued but not essential.
Interview assessment dates
Online tests: December 2017
Assessment Centres: Mid-January 2018
Interviews: Mid-January 2018
How to apply
You can apply online by visiting the NHS jobs website or Finance Academy Wales.
Full details of the initial application process (including application form and competency questions via survey), background data and links to more information are given on these sites.
Jeni Brown, NHS Wales Finance Academy, E: firstname.lastname@example.org