Deputy Director of Finance - Financial Management
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) is an acute teaching hospital working across two main sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. The Brighton campus includes the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital and is also the Major Trauma Centre for the region. The Trust has expenditure of over £600m per annum, provides services to over a million people and employs over 8,000 staff. Further, the Royal Sussex County Hospital is currently undergoing a £485 million programme (3Ts) to replace all the buildings on the front of the main hospital site.
The Trust has faced considerable challenges over the previous three years with quality, operational and financial performance but they are now looking to the future with renewed confidence. On 1st April 2017, BSUH and Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHT) entered into a three year arrangement when the WSHT leadership team was appointed to lead the Trust. The agreement identified a number of key priorities which included delivering the improvements necessary to enable BSUH to exit Financial Special Measures and effective oversight of the 3Ts Programme. This role will be critical to ensure the objectives are achieved.
As a member of the Senior Finance team and reporting into the Finance Director, some of the key responsibilities include:
- Responsibility for leading and developing a department of professionals ensuring a comprehensive and efficient service is provided to directors, senior managers, budget holders and external stakeholders at all times
- Successfully combining both day to day “hands on” operational management and broader strategic thinking
- Enhancing relationships between financial management and other Trust departments
- Driving efficiency programmes across the Trust
- Overseeing and development the Trust’s financial plans
We are looking for a CCAB qualified, ambitious individual with passion, drive and energy. You must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills complemented by relevant experience of working in a senior management role within the NHS, wider public or commercial sectors. In addition, you should have a proven track record of leading and effectively managing organisational change, an ability to deliver tight deadlines and a flexible approach to work both strategically and operationally. This role requires a resilient individual who is excited about the challenges the Trust face and recognises the personal opportunity to develop their career.
For further information please contact Adrian Watts from Allen Lane on 0207 101 8807 or email your CV and supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org citing the role you are applying for along with your current remuneration.