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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2021.

Assistant Director of Finance - Financial Strategy

Job Reference: 164-2890806

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
City Campus, Nottingham
£75,914 - £87,754 per annum

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Director of Financial to join Nottingham University Hospital’s award winning finance department.

In September 2019 the Department of Health & Social Care announced a long-term, rolling programme of investment in health infrastructure, which included money to build new hospitals, modernise primary care estate, invest in new diagnostics and technology, and help eradicate critical safety issues in the NHS estate. The Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP) is a new hospital building programme to ensure the NHS’ hospital estate can provide world-class healthcare services. They committed to fund and build 40 new hospitals over the next ten years. Six major projects were given the go-ahead immediately (HIP1 wave 1), with a further 21 schemes in the second wave (HIP2); we are one of those organisations and this scheme will allow us to take forward our exciting Tomorrow’s NUH reconfiguration programme.

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to be part of a once in a generation development of one of the largest HIP2 schemes. This role will also help shape the financial strategy for our services and will be response for maintaining the Long Term Financial Plan (LTFM).

You may be an existing senior manager who is keen to further develop your career and national reputation for achieving success in one of the UK’s largest and most complex organisations. Skilled at delivering change through people, you are an inspiring and insightful leader with outstanding communication skills.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they have delivered significant successes that have led to financial improvement. You will be an experienced leader working with in the NHS or within an equally complex environment. Leadership, team-working and influencing skills are essential. You will be a team player and possess drive and innovation with a real commitment to taking your teams forward and contributing to the Trust’s success.

The successful applicant will experience working in one of the largest Teaching hospitals in the country – delivering sustainable high quality clinical care, offering an exceptional experience for our patients; and creating a great place for our staff to work. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust employs around 18,000 staff across our QMC and City Campus. We provide secondary and tertiary services to a population of around 2.5 million across the East Midlands.

If you would like to discuss the post in more detail please contact Paul Antunes Goncalves, Director of Financial Strategy and Partnerships on 0115 9691169 ext 71061. This role will predominantly be based at Trust HQ, City Campus, however home working arrangements are in place whilst the Trust manages its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul Antunes Goncalves, Director of Financial Strategy and Partnerships,, 0115 9691169 ext 71061

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    All applicants who have declared a disability and meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted.

    NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria.

    We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled EU/EEA candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


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