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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/11/2020.

Group Chief Financial Officer

Job Reference: 264-2755723-COR

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering
Circa £165,000 per annum plus relocation (if appli

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) and Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH), have recently announced plans to develop greater collaboration in the further delivery of high quality, patient focussed clinical services supported by integrated/pooled corporate resources that enable better outcomes for local people. This is being achieved by forming a Group Management Operating Model.

The county’s population, already diverse and widespread population at c750,000 people, is one of the most rapidly growing in England. Collectively, the two hospital Trusts have 1,440 beds, revenue budget of circa £650m and approximately 10,000 staff. Moving to a Group Management Model but retaining the existing boards, will enable KGH and NGH to integrate their clinical services whilst developing innovate approaches to streamlining pathways, with a clear focus on doing the right thing for patients every time. Working together, they will also design more effective ways in which corporate support services are provided, harmonising processes across the two organisations.

The Group has huge ambitions and with major capital investment approved by the Secretary of State they have begun reshaping their physical infrastructure, which will rival many of the most modern acute care facilities at a scale that can attract the best available talent in the market. Work has already begun on developing the new model; a Chair, Chief Executive and People Officer have been appointed.

The Group now seeks an exceptional Chief Financial Officer; a business/functional leader with a genuine desire to want to do things differently – to make their mark, as part of a unified team, in helping to shape the Group in the early days of its formation whilst building upon the foundations that have already been laid for closer group and systems collaboration. They will have accountability for strategic oversight, decision making and financial performance across the Group; and both individual Trusts. Driving Group transformation, the management of communications with external stakeholders and ensuring statutory responsibilities across both Trusts are fulfilled, will be key role objectives.

The NHS is committed to appointing diverse, talented and high-performing individuals and welcomes candidates irrespective of their background. Appointments are made in keeping with NHS’s commitment to value diversity and promote equality in that there should be equal opportunities for all and no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, providing individuals meet the required criteria.

To register your interest and receive further information pertaining to the role please visit Warren Partners Website.

Closing date: 12 noon on 19th November.

All third party and direct applications will be forwarded to our recruitment partner Warren Partners.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Rupert/Korinna

Telephone number 0845 261 0600

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you via a TRAC system account.

Please submit your application as soon as possible; we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. This includes members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

If your role requires you to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this (£50).This amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. It is also recommended that following your DBS check you subscribe to the DBS update service.

Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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