Deputy Director of Finance Financial Operations
London - Band 9 85,884 - 106,900 per annum*

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 25 October 2017

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Chelwest) provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.  The two hospitals formally joined forces to become one NHS Foundation Trust on 1 September 2015.  

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an outstanding finance professional to support Chelwest as their Deputy Director of Finance – Financial Operations.  Reporting into the Chief Finance Officer the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Support the Chief Financial Officer in leading and managing the finance function across the organisation including setting the strategic direction for finance, monitoring high level performance against objectives and high standards of corporate governance
  • Play a key role in the development and delivery of a best in class finance function for the Trust
  • Manage teams and suppliers to meet the Trust’s corporate finance requirements to a high standard and at competitive cost
  • Lead responsibility for financial reporting, financial management, financial  services,  transactional services and financial systems

The successful candidate must be an intelligent, credible, professionally qualified accountant with exemplary leadership skills, high standards and strong attention to detail. You must have the gravitas and confidence to work with the Trust board, and be a robust, clear communicator to enable you to build effective relationships and influence challenging individuals at all levels within the Trust.  Your significant post-qualification experience will have been gained within a large, complex and public sector organisation.  You will be comfortable at managing operational finance and ensuring a best practice mentality throughout the finance function. 

For further information on the opportunity please contact Adrian Watts from Allen Lane on 0207 101 8807 or 0781 629 0865 at any time.  Please send through your CV, supporting statement and current remuneration to chelwest@allenlane.co.uk by Sunday 12th November.

*Inclusive of London weighting

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