Deputy Director of Finance

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Healthcare | NHS

Location: London, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle or home-based - with some nationwide travel

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 28/09/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £65,663 - £75,873 per annum


At the Health Research Authority (HRA), we protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in all aspects of health and social care research, working across the system to promote good research practice, streamline governance and to provide UK-wide research review, coordinated across different regulators. We aim, with our partners, to make the UK a great place to do research, to build confidence and participation and so improve the nation’s health.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Finance, we are looking for a strategically aware and engaging Deputy Director of Finance, responsible for strategic financial planning, financial accounting, business partnering services, business intelligence and business case development support.

This important role works closely with Executive Committee advising on financial implications of strategic and operational decisions as well as influencing the development of proposals, projects and organisation-wide programmes that shape the future strategic direction of the HRA. This is a diverse role, where no two days will be the same. From developing and presenting committee reports, to hands-on people management, to advising peers on the public value of programmes, your excellent communication skills, technical expertise and collaborative leadership style will be essential to enable innovation within a strong financial control environment.

We are looking for a CCAB qualified individual with passion, drive and excellent people skills. You must be able to demonstrate an affinity for numbers and the ability to interpret them for others. Good technical knowledge and a commitment to continuous improvement are also key, as well as relevant experience in a senior management role within the NHS, public or third sectors. In addition, you should have a great track record of leading people and delivering complex activities to tight deadlines as well as a flexible approach to work both strategically and operationally.

Further details can be found in this candidate pack.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Allen Lane:

Adrian Watts | 0781 629 0865 |

Closing Date: Friday 15 October

Interview Date: Friday 5 November

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