Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London. The main community served by the Trust is highly diverse with a complex mix of clinical and cultural needs.
The Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.
Following a departmental restructure within the financial management team a number of Finance Manager positions have arisen. The roles will be supporting the Divisional Operational Directors, Deputy Director of Finance and clinical service leads through a significant period of change and at a financially-challenged time for the NHS.
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
- Providing and presenting financial management information, analysis and advice to Divisional Managers, the senior management team, operational managers and other senior staff throughout the Trust to ensure the development of robust financial forecasts and the annual business planning round;
- Drawing up the strategic plan for your division and leading the process of cost improvement plan formulation and monitoring of these plans;
- Developing and maintaining an integrated financial performance report, including analysis of trends and forecasts;
- Developing relationships with directorates and teaching them awareness of financial performance requirements, and of the need for budgetary control.
An exemplary, stand-alone District General Hospital; this is an exciting time to be joining the Homerton University Hospital, where last year they were one of few Trusts in the UK to report a surplus.
The successful applicant will be a CCAB-qualified accountant with significant post-qualification experience in financial management and reporting. You will ideally come from within the NHS, but may also come from the wider public sector or commercial sectors. Applicants will have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to be able to interpret high volumes of data within a short timescale. A strong ability to understand and communicate complex financial information across to peers and the senior management team is essential and you should have the ability to be able to negotiate on controversial issues. You will also embrace and be willing to lead and drive change in this fast moving and changing environment.