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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Deputy Director of Finance - Band 8D

Job Reference: 710-WSCCG044

Employer:
West Suffolk and, Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commisioning Groups
Department:
Finance
Location:
Ipswich
Salary:
£75,914 to £87,754 pa

The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk, West Suffolk and North East Essex CCGs plan and buy healthcare services for over one million people. Working within a total budget of £1.5bn per year, we serve some of the poorest and wealthiest communities in the UK.

This is an exciting time to join us. Our three CCGs - each rated 'outstanding' by NHS England - are joining forces.

In addition to consolidating our own resources and expertise, we are also building powerful alliances with our partners in the local government, healthcare, community and voluntary sectors. Because we know that together, we can achieve the best possible health outcomes

We are committed to providing a supportive work environment where employees are able to work to the best their abilities. We value professional development and care about health and wellbeing of our staff with many initiatives in place to make us an employer of choice and an organisation that employees are proud to be part of.


Deputy Director of Finance - Band 8D

37.5 Hours Per Week

Fixed Term 18 months

Work base: West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds, or Endeavour House, Ipswich, or Aspen House, Colchester, or Home Working

 

Is this for you? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our finance team dedicated to working with our local clinicians and the broader CCG teams to drive clinically led commissioning to meet the needs of our population.

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and West Suffolk CCG operate a joint management arrangement to provide all the support services and activities typically undertaken by a Commissioning Support Unit (CSU), in addition to those activities ordinarily undertaken by a CCG.

If you join us, you will be part of the senior finance team providing a full range of management services including budgetary control and strategic financial management. You will be a key player in the development of our local alliances, liaising with NHS England/Improvement, CCG and alliance teams, and finance staff across our ICS. You will support strategic and service redesign work as well as the negotiation, in-year performance management and reporting of the CCGs’ healthcare contracts, liaising with trusts and other agencies.

You will be a CCAB or CIMA qualified accountant with post qualification experience and educated to degree level. You will have significant experience in financial performance management, system working and driving financial efficiency. Most importantly you will have demonstrable experience of adding insight into the decision making process through the provision of excellent financial information and influencing key stakeholders, to ensure financial targets are achieved, risks are mitigated and opportunities are acted upon. Your expertise, along with an adaptable approach and ability to lead a team effectively, will ensure that you get the job done whilst meeting the unique needs and challenges of the organisations.

In return we will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and career in a supportive, exciting environment with regular new challenges for you to take forward.

 

Just over 1 hour by train from London, 1 hour by car to Stansted Airport, 45 minutes from your connection by overnight ferry to Holland; Suffolk inspires everyone, from George Orwell who adopted the name of one of our rivers, to the Suffolk coast and heaths, the inspiration for the composer Sir Benjamin Britten.

From the east to the west, under impressive skies, the varied landscape of Suffolk changes subtly.

Stretching north from Ipswich and Felixstowe, the Suffolk Coast, (with five sailing havens), and heaths has miles of Heritage Coast set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and charming market towns for you to discover. The Ipswich waterfront is a beautiful ‘jewel in the crown’ and seamlessly blends moored yachts, the iconic university building, a working port, modern apartments and the alongside a lively mix of retail, bars and restaurants. Beyond this, Ipswich has three theatres, a thriving retail area and an abundance of independent boutiques and eateries in some of the most historic and architectural buildings in Suffolk.

Inland are undulating fields, enfolding picturesque villages and slow-flowing streams. Some of the finest ancient woodlands can be found in this part of Suffolk, an area that abounds with ancient market towns, including Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham hardly changed since its heyday as an important Middle Ages wool town.




Once we have received sufficient applications the job will close so if you are interested you are advised to apply immediately. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community

You are advised to read all of the attached documentation before completing your application form including the:

  • Job description and person specification as your application will be judged against this criteria

  • Key Benefits & Information Sheet which details pre-employment checks required and the benefits of working with the organisation (including pension information)

  • Disclosure and Barring Service information sheet if a DBS is required

We operate a probationary policy and all staff new to the NHS will be subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Please note we do not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance

If the post you are applying for requires any level of professional qualification or professional registration you will be required to bring evidence of this to interview and at appointment stage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to promoting Equality and Diversity in all areas of the organisation and through our policies we aim to encourage, manage and value diversity to ensure equality for all.

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We look forward to receiving your completed application form



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