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Band 3

Main area
Band 3
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£20,330 - £21,777 pa pro rata
Salary period
28/09/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

Would you like to join our Finance team and become part of a major Teaching Hospital in the South of England?  Do you enjoy working with a variety of people in a challenging but supportive environment to achieve a common goal?  Would you like to be part of a busy Cashiers team in providing a customer-facing service to both patients and staff, whilst adhering to the Trust’s strict financial procedures?   

This role is being offered on a fixed-term basis for 12 months. 


The Cashiers Team is a patient and staff-facing, pressurised team which ensures that all cash for the Trust is collected, processed and banked within the Trust’s strict financial procedures, so accuracy, care and attention to detail are essential.  The team liaises with patients and their carers regarding patients’ valuables and the reimbursement of travel costs. 

Main duties of the job


You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached. 

Working for our organisation


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



This will be an excellent opportunity for someone looking for experience in a friendly NHS finance team with a strong patient focus.


We are looking for someone who is a good team player, organised and methodical and able to work under pressure. The successful candidate should have an excellent customer-focused manner and attitude, an ability to use their own initiative to problem-solve on the job, to ensure financial procedures are interpreted and implemented correctly. They will also have good Microsoft Office skills and a background in Finance/Customer Service.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 06 October 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 5 GCSE (or equivalent) passes, Grades A-C, including English & Maths
  • ECDL or demonstrated experience in using standard software packages, especially spreadsheets
Desirable criteria
  • GCSE or eqivalent NVQ in accounting or banking
  • A Level or NVQ3, in finance, IT, Maths or business administration, or banking


Essential criteria
  • Working as part of a team
  • Experience of working in a banking or customer facing role
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in a finance or commissioning environment
  • NHS credit control experience
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Intermediate Excel knowledge and experience including using pivot tables

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Numerate
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Accurate & timely data input
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent record keeping and data management
  • Ability to cope with a variety of tasks
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence
  • Ability to cope with pressure
  • Ability to follow procedures & guidelines

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Organised
  • Methodical
  • Integrity
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members on tasks
  • Empathic

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Willis
Job title
Chief Cashier
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023 8120 6382

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