Deputy Chief Finance Officer

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Full Time Permanent
  • Post Date: September 18, 2019
Job Description

Barts Health are looking to recruit 2 Deputy Chief Finance Officers to support the new Chief Finance Officer. The posts are fundamental to the delivery of our ambitious strategic plans over the next 5-10 years. The Trust is committed to redefining the delivery of Financial Support Services to a Group, delivering major service reconfiguration and development, and playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of service to an integrated care system. The posts will lead the operational delivery of the Finance Function and support the CFO in his increasingly system facing role. Both posts are core to the sustainability and succession planning of the Trust and the roles are clear developmental roles for individuals seeking to establish themselves as future finance leaders of the NHS.

The Deputy Chief Finance Officer (Operational) post will be responsible for the management of Group financial performance issues. They will ensure that the organisation’s finances are managed wisely and are effectively deployed. The role will play a leading role in devising and implementing the organisation’s operational planning processes to ensure that strategic objectives are cascaded down to all levels and that plans are realistic and achievable. As the senior financial leader of Group Financial services this post will continuously review and improve the finance function, maximise the skills of budget holders and ensure that budget holders have the tools and data to fulfil their role within a financial management regime that suits the Group circumstances, structures and aims. The role leads on all aspects of Balance Sheet management, financial systems and the controls environment of financial operations.

The Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Strategic Planning) post will be responsible for the delivery of effective medium and long term financial planning and establishing the annual financial parameters within which the organisation agrees annual budgets for Capital and Revenue. These plans will be rolling plans that are routinely reported and updated to inform organisational decision making and planning. The role is responsible for the development of effective costing systems that deliver service line reporting that is embedded within the organisational decision making and investment appraisal systems and that meet the regulatory reporting requirements of costing and reference costing. This post will work with the Operations Directorate and Programme Management office to design, implement and monitor rolling cost improvement plans and provide regular assurance on in year financial delivery of these agreed plans. This role will oversee key non-patient income systems and plans including commercial, research and education programmes as well as leading on ad hoc financial interventions within the Group in Hospitals and Services facing challenges.

Interviews : Tuesday 1st October 2019

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too – within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.
We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

We take the wellbeing of our staff seriously and we have put in place ways for all staff to freely raise concerns about any issue in complete confidence. From online services to being able to speak one on one with a trained advocate, you will be supported to raise your concerns in a way that is right for you.

Main area:Administrative and Clerical
Job ref:259-1987877COR
Site:Prescot Street

Applicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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
Deputy Chief Finance Officer (Operational) /JD
Deputy Chief Finance Officer (Strategic)/JD
Our Values and Behaviours
Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

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