Head of Finance- St Batholomew’s Hospital
Barts Health NHS Trust
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Head of Finance - St Batholomew's Hospital - Band 9
St Bartholomew's Hospital (the Hospital) celebrates its 900th birthday this year and is the oldest working hospital in the country. The hospital is part of Barts Health NHS Trust (the Trust) group model and is proud of its history but more importantly of its reputation for excellence and care, particularly in Cancer, Cardiology and Endocrinology where the hospital ranks among the best in the world.
As a highly specialised and world-renowned Centre of Excellence, St Bartholomew's has exceptionally high standards and ambitions. The Head of Finance for St Bartholomew's will be the most senior finance professional in the Hospital, taking responsibility for the Hospital's operational finance and playing a key role on the Hospital Executive Board. As part of a dedicated and driven team, this role is critical to the delivery of the ambitions and financial health of the Hospital as well as supporting the Trust to maintain its high standards and strong reputation for being at the forefront of innovation and continuous clinical improvement.
***Interviews will be held on 10th January 2024***
Main duties of the job
As Head of Finance for St Bartholomew's, you will report to the Hospital's Deputy Chief Executive with professional accountability to the Trust Deputy Chief Financial Officer - Operational Finance. Leading a high profile, professional team, your key responsibilities will include delivering of all aspects of financial management, and leadership of a team of accountants to provide day to day support in all aspects of the Hospital's financial performance whilst maintaining a positive team culture within the finance function.
Operating effectively as the Finance Director of the Hospital Site, you will be working closely with the Executive team and with clinical, academic and operational colleagues to provide advice, implementing and adhering to financial controls, ensuring operational teams are making informed financial decisions and that the hospital strategy is aligned with the overall group financial and operational strategy and plan.
This will include responsibility for delivery of financial plans and accurate and timely monthly performance reports to the Trust Board, ensuring that procedures and controls are up to date and implemented. You will also provide support to the Deputy CFO with strategic direction and business planning for the Hospital.
The role of the Hospital within the region/system is becoming ever more important particularly with devolution of NHS England Specialised Commissioning.
There has never been a more exciting time to join Barts Health and to develop your career in one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country. Barts Health is one of Britain's leading healthcare providers with a track record of clinical research and innovation. This is a great opportunity to join a complex and challenging organisation which influences the wider agenda across healthcare.
Our group of hospitals provide a significant range of clinical services to people in east London and beyond. We operate from four major hospital sites (The Royal London, St Bartholomew's, Whipps Cross and Newham) and a number of community locations including Mile End hospital, servicing a diverse and growing population of 2.5 million people. With over 17,000 staff and with a turnover of circa £2.0bn in 2021, the group is one of the largest in the country. Barts Health is also one of the largest providers of highly specialised services in the country with a focus on research and innovation.
Barts Health is recognised both internally and externally to be on a journey of continuous improvement, exiting quality special measures in 2019 and Financial Special Measures in 2020. Exiting special measures prompts the next necessary step change in our improvement journey towards being an "outstanding" organisation and this role will be a key part of ensuring we achieve that ambition
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.
To succeed, youll be a qualified accountant with strong financial management and leadership experience, ideally gained within an NHS environment. Youll have excellent engagement and influencing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders including clinicians, Board members and our regulators. Youll champion best practice, look for ways we can continuously improve and relish the challenge of working as part of a close team to drive financial performance across this large and complex Trust. We are looking for an ambitious, intelligent, credible and articulate leader with exceptionally high standards and the ability to support and challenge high profile specialist colleagues, who can demonstrate commercial strategic thinking within a healthcare setting.
In return, we offer an excellent opportunity for you to gain great exposure at Hospital Board level in one of the UKs largest group of hospitals and the ability to drive improvement and embed change in a dynamic and high-profile environment.
The Hospital hosts the North London Cardiac Operational Delivery Network, has key roles in the London Cardiac Network and North East London Cancer Alliance and ever stronger working with the North East London Integrated Care System on initiatives such as prevention.
We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachments.
Qualifications and Knowledge
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