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Divisional Head of Finance

The OrganisationCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals is one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country, with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work there. Working at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) is about providing great patient care in one of the best hospitals in the NHS; but its also about you - the qualities and skills you bring to your role in the Trust and the support, development and job satisfaction you expect in return. It's about sharing common priorities for improvement and embracing our Trust values – kind, safe and excellent – not only in caring for our patients but also respecting each other as individuals and working together as colleaguesThe RoleOpportunities now exist to join the organisation in a senior role, reporting to the Deputy Director of Finance and Divisional Directors in providing overall leadership and direction to two or more divisions, comprising a range of corporate support and/or clinical specialities with a combined expenditure budget of circa £130m and approximately 1800 WTE. You will have the gravitas to manage relationships with the clinicians and take responsibility for providing highly complex and business focused advice. You will also be responsible for developing and managing a team of Finance Managers and Finance Analysts ensuring a comprehensive and efficient service is provided to Directors, senior managers and business stakeholders at all timesThe role includes specific responsibility for the regular reporting of financial and non-financial performance management information, supporting the development of the Trusts Annual Plan and Divisional Business Plans. This will include developing plans with commissioners, analysing complex business opportunities, to develop business cases, along with the identification and reporting of efficiency savings. The DHF will lead the annual financial planning and budget setting process for their divisions, advising on short, medium and long term strategic, financial and business planning issues. You will also act as the lead financial specialist within the Divisions and Transformation Programme providing financial expertise, divisional insight and challenge to the overall direction and progress of each programme. The CandidateIdeally you will be a qualified accountant with a background of experience in the NHS, or other large organisations, where you will have worked as a business partner working at a strategic level with the organisation or a division. You will have experience of staff management and development of people around you, as this role includes the direct management of staff. Strong communication skills are vital, particularly when dealing with non-financial staff, also the ability to build relationships across the organisation, which will inspire confidence and trust within the division. Your track record will clearly demonstrate experience in a healthcare or other complex environment and your ability to influence business stakeholders.Your experience will determine the grade at which you are paid, as this role is being recruited across two NHS Agenda for Change bands. In order to be considered for the higher level, you must be able to demonstrate strong previous experience at a strategic level. For more information, please visit our recruitment site date for all applications is the 21st OctoberInterviews will be held w/c 3rd November

Job added on 17-10-2014