Assistant Director of Finance (Capital and Planning)

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS)
Southampton, Hampshire
Salary – AfC - Band 8d (£73,936 - £86,687)
Closing date
31 Oct 2021

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University Hospital Southampton (UHS) is a great organisation, on a journey to become an ‘Outstanding’ organisation with world class people delivering world class care. As the major university hospital on the south coast, they provide tertiary medical and surgical specialities to over 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.

They are a leading research and teaching hospital and a centre of excellence for training the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals of the future. They work with the University of Southampton and Solent University to educate and develop staff at all levels, including a large apprenticeship programme, undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Their role in research distinguishes them as a hospital that works at the leading edge of healthcare developments in the NHS and internationally. In particular they have nationally-leading research into cancer, respiratory disease, nutrition, cardiovascular disease, bone and joint conditions and complex immune system problems.

This is a large and complex organisation, with over 12,000 employees and a turnover of c£1bn. The team work in a dynamic and fast paced environment, where they are always evolving and always improving. UHS also play an integral role in their ICS and have developed mature and productive relationships with their system partners.

UHS are recognised as a ‘Good’ and ‘Well-led’ trust, with a long record of effective financial management. By constantly achieving operational innovation and better value for money, they have been able to generate the funds necessary to make a number of capital investments and they are currently in the process of delivering an ambitious £50m capital programme. UHS are also one of NHS England’s Digital Exemplars, pioneering the world-class use of digital technologies and information.

This is an exciting time to join UHS, as they continue to deliver their ‘Always Improving - Quality Improvement’ programme, which will strengthen the UHS brand so that they are recognised as the employer of choice both regionally and nationally. In addition to this, they have also recently appointed a new Chief Executive (previously the Trust’s Director of Finance). This appointment has led to a number of opportunities arising within the finance function, one of these being Assistant Director of Finance (Capital and Planning).

This is a key leadership role and as the postholder you will play an important role in developing and mentoring colleagues to create a ‘best in class’ finance function within UHS. You will lead the Strategic Projects finance team to provide financial expertise to complex strategic and commercial projects. You will support business cases/ business development and contribute to the development of Trust’s financial and commercial strategy.

You will lead the Trust’s capital finance team, providing financial leadership to the capital programme. You will also support the Trust Investment Group to ensure they are able to make financially informed investment decisions. You will hold a varied and complex portfolio that spans most areas of the trust, the trust’s subsidiary companies, and the wider system.

UHS are looking for an experienced and strategic finance leader, able to operate in a complex and fast-paced environment. The Trust strongly encourage applications from candidates from all sectors who can evidence a strong track record in a senior finance leadership role. What is essential, will be your ability to engage with staff and colleagues and demonstrate behaviours which are aligned to those of UHS.

Applications close:                           Sunday, 31 October

Shortlisting Interviews:                 w/c 8 November

Final Interviews:                              w/c 29 November

If you have a desire to work for a leading organisation with a national profile, then we welcome your interest and application. We would particularly encourage applications from those from under-represented groups or with protected characteristics, as we are committed to improving diversity within our organisation.

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