Director of Finance – VSM
London - Łattractive package

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 04 December 2017

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an outstanding finance professional to lead Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust through an exciting and critical period in their history.  Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, with a staff of almost 15,300 , a turnover of over £1.4 billion and 2.3 million  patient contacts a year.  The Trust comprises two of London’s oldest and best known teaching hospitals.

As well as playing an active role in the South East London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, the Trust is also part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between one of the world’s leading research-led universities and three of London’s NHS Foundation Trusts.  The Trust also has a strategic ambition to be a system leader and has been accredited by NHS Improvement as one of four NHS Foundation Trusts approved to work in partnership with other organisations to form a Group. 

Reporting into the newly created role of Chief Finance Officer, the Director of Finance is a non-voting Trust Board position and provides guidance and expertise on financial strategy and management to the Trust Board and Chief Executive.  The successful candidate will have a background of financial leadership experience operating at a senior level in a large and complex organisation in which they have developed its financial and commercial capabilities and delivered significant change. 

Having experience of the financial management of large scale capital projects would be advantageous as would the political nous to build effective nationwide relationships.  The successful candidate must be an individual of the highest integrity and ethical standards, and a full member of an appropriate professional accountancy institute who will embrace the values of such a prestigious organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a Trust which has enjoyed an enviably stable senior management team over the years.  The Trust is looking for an ambitious individual who will strive for progression in the future when the Trust seeks to appoint their next CFO. 

For further information, please contact our recruitment partner Adrian Watts from Allen Lane on 0207 101 8807 / 0781 629 0865.  In the first instance, please send through your CV along with current remuneration to gstt@allenlane.co.uk

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