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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/06/2021.

Deputy Chief Finance Officer/RPH Charity Finance Director

Job Reference: 175-2122-1-FN625

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0AY
£75,914 -£87,754 plus responsibility allow.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.


Deputy Chief Finance Officer/Royal Papworth Charity Finance Director
12 months Maternity Cover

Salary - commensurate with the role
£75,914 - £87,754 (plus an additional responsibility allowance of £6,459)

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an outstanding finance team and organisation for twelve months to cover maternity leave. Royal Papworth is a state-of-the-art new hospital which sits on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC), alongside some of the world’s most acclaimed medical and education institutions including Cambridge University, Astra Zeneca and Addenbrookes Hospital. The Trust also has offices located in Huntingdon where some of your team will be located and travel to this site will be required.

Directly reporting to the CFO you will play a pivotal role in the leadership of the organisation and lead the finance and commercial functions of the Trust. The role leads the traditional finance functions of financial management, financial planning and strategy, commissioning, and financial accounts. It also plays a lead role in the development and implementation of the trust’s commercial strategy.

As a member of the Trust’s Finance directorate Senior Management Team you will provide professional and efficient financial management and contractual advice to all levels of the organisation including executive Directors, helping to deliver efficiently, effectively and with integrity the goals of the Trust and the directorate.

You will be a CCAB qualified accountant with exceptional communication skills and a proven track record of successfully coordinating large and complex programmes or projects at a senior level. Ideally you will have previous NHS experience and knowledge of the NHSI Compliance regime (although this is not essential) and also hold a desire to work for a forward looking organisation. You will be an influential team player who can use your communicative style to empower, motivate and influence key stakeholders inside and outside the organisation in this exciting and challenging role.

The postholder will also act as the Finance Director for the Royal Papworth Charity. Royal Papworth Hospital Charity exists to raise funds and receive donations for Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in order to sustain the hospital as the UK’s leading centre of excellence for the treatment and diagnosis of cardiothoracic diseases. It’s fundraising activities also support Royal Papworth Hospital’s pioneering research activity and vision for the future and providing the very best for our patients, their families and our staff. More details can be found on Home(

If you would like more information on this role or to have an informal discussion, please contact Tim Glenn on email

Closing date: 5.00 pm on Friday 25th June 2021.

Interview dates: To be scheduled on Friday 2nd July 2021.

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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