FPS Services and Improvement Manager

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary £45000 - £46000 per annum
Published about 1 month ago
Contact Hannah Fitzismons
Job ref 8AFPS_1617381425

Job description

FPS Services and Improvement Manager

Temporary FPS Services and Improvement Manager required for a large public sector organisation based through the Belfast Trust.

Rate of Pay: TBC

Location: Belfast

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Duration: 9 months pending review


To assist the Assistant Director in the delivery of accurate and timely payments to independent practitioners and to improve and develop payments processing in liaison with senior managers in BSO and HSCB

Main duties/Responsibilities:

Setting Direction

  • Ensure protocols and controls are in place so that payments are made accurately and on time.
  • Develop and maintain documented procedures for FPS payments as evidence of regularity and accuracy of payment.

Financial and Resource Management

  • Provide information on expenditure, accruals and trends to HSCB and DHSSPS, acting as the pay data intelligence function in support of key stakeholders.
  • Work with BSO Finance on production of financial schedules to facilitate provision of information to HSCB and DHSSPS.
  • Authorise payments in accordance with Regulations and with business rules

Service Delivery

  • Monitor SLAs with appropriate organisations and provide reports on activity and expenditure to key stakeholders and to BSO senior officers

Collaborative Working/Key Working Relationships

  • Act as lead manager for the implementation of new FPS payment systems
  • Take a lead role in FPS business modernisation and service improvement, proposing and implementing improvement plans for FPS payments functions
  • Support the Assistant Director in ensuring effective communication with primary care independent practitioners and their representative bodies

Human Resource Management Responsibilities

The BSO supports and promotes a culture of collective leadership where those who have responsibility for managing other staff:

  • Establish and promote a supportive, fair and open culture that encourages and enables all parts of the team to have clearly aligned goals and objectives, to meet the required performance standards and to achieve continuous improvement in the services they deliver.
  • Ensure access to skills and personal development through appropriate training and support.
  • Promote a culture of openness and honesty to enable shared learning.
  • Encourage and empower others in their team to achieve their goals and reach their full potential through regular supportive conversation and shared decision making.
  • Adhere to and promote Trust policy and procedure in all staffing matters, participating as appropriate in a way which underpins Trust values.

General Management Responsibilities

Employees of the BSO will be required to promote and support the mission and vision of the service for which they are responsible and:

  • At all times provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact in courteous and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrate their commitment by the efficient completion of all tasks allocated to them.
  • Comply with the BSO's No Smoking Policy.
  • Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with health and safety policy and statutory regulations.
  • Adhere to equal opportunities policy throughout the course of their employment, as in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
  • Support the BSO in advancing its compliance with Risk Management Controls Assurance Standards and to contribute to improving governance across the organisation.
  • Ensure the on-going confidence of the public in service provision.
  • Support the BSO in complying with its obligations under Human Rights legislation.
  • Comply with the HPSS/HSC and organisational policies/relevant professional codes of conduct.

Essential criteria

Candidates must hold a University Degree or relevant professional qualification and at least 2 years' experience within the last 7 in a management role, having managed a team/s of staff and demonstrated a proven track record of achieving results through others


At least 3 years' experience within the last 7 in a management role, having managed a team/s of staff and demonstrated a proven track record of achieving results through others, preferable in a finance setting


Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment.


  • A proven track-record of budget setting and management · Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing as appropriate to meet the needs of the post in full
  • A knowledge of how organisation development supports individuals, teams, organisations and the wider system

If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Hannah Fitzsimons.

Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

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