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Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Job Reference: 358-1824721-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Very Senior Management

Based in the heart of Leicester, the University Hospitals of Leicester is one of the biggest and busiest teaching NHS Trusts in the country, with an income of almost £1 billion each year and more than 16,500 staff. Operating primarily from three acute hospitals we serve the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and specialist services to another two to three million patients across the rest of the country. As well as having our own Children’s Hospital we work closely with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

We continue to work with many different organisations across the globe to push the boundaries of research and new surgical procedures for the benefit of our patients, with around 1,000 clinical trials taking place every year, along with nationally and internationally-renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, ECMO, cancer and renal and vascular disorders. Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that ‘Caring at its Best’ is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience. That is why we are proud to be part of the NHS and we are proud to be Leicester’s Hospitals.

In conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer, the Deputy Chief Finance Officer is responsible for managing the Finance and Procurement Directorate, ensuring a high quality provision of service to the Trust whilst they embark on a large scale transformational change journey, as well as ensuring delivery of statutory financial duties and managing the Trusts procurement strategy within the context of the national framework.

As a Senior Member of the Finance leadership team, delivery against the Trust’s corporate objectives is paramount, in particular the Trust’s 19/20 objectives to achieve sustainable financial health. You will take personal responsibility for the Trust’s financial recovery and Trust wide change projects, ensuring the effective use of resources so that this is achieved without compromising standards. The Deputy Chief Finance Officer will display resilience and scale to their approach with an outstanding track record of delivering, with the ability to manage multiple projects and drive change. You will be a natural leader who can motivate and engage your staff through the change programme as they strive to provide the exceptional standards of patient care and experience the Trust prides itself on, whilst building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders and partners.

You will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and act on their behalf in a wide range of settings. Keen to fully utilise your broad ability, you will relish challenge and the career enhancing experience this role will provide.

This is a great opportunity for the incoming Deputy Chief Financial Officer to influence and shape the direction of travel and support the organisation as the next stage of the improvement journey is launched. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic career enhancing opportunity to work collaboratively as a professional leader, whilst gaining substantial personal and professional development. The chance to take up a lead role in an organisation of this size with the ability to impact the care of millions of people across the region is unique and is a challenging, but exciting, and rewarding opportunity for an exceptional individual.

For further information, a confidential discussion or to request the full information pack please speak to Kurt Rimell-Lejeune at our recruitment partners CY Executive Resourcing on 01216326776 or

Formal applications are to be made strictly in the same way, to

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

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

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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