Deputy Director of Finance & Business Support

Livewell Southwest CIC
£99,891 to £114,949 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
Deputy Director of Finance - 37.5 hours per week.

Livewell Southwest is passionate about delivering high quality services and this role will be key in delivering this objective.

We are seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to join our small team providing financial and performance information to our healthcare colleagues.

You will be responsible for the management of the finance and estates/facilities teams, leading the annual financial planning process and developing our performance frameworks.

You should be a qualified accountant with excellent technical, management and communication skills, knowledge of NHS finance is desirable but not essential.

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Director of Finance & Business Support (DDoFBS) is responsible for leadership and management of the Finance (including Procurement), Performance and Business Intelligence (BI) and the Digital Support functions. Working closely with the Director of Finance and Board of Directors to further develop the strategic direction of Livewell Southwest consistent with the organisations aims. Facilitating a culture of respect and continuous quality improvement to ensure an effective and efficient approach to the provision of high quality services.

The postholder will work closely with the Director of Finance, advising the Board on matters of financial strategy, financial governance, operational financial management supporting delivery of business plans and financial objectives/targets, efficiency and productivity and data and digital strategy delivery. A key aspect of this role is the development of a business partnering service offer to operational and corporate delivery units, ensuring the provision of high quality business intelligence and advisory services to support effective forward focus decision-making. This role is responsible for the overall leadership and development of the team including succession planning.

The DDoFBS will also play a key role in developing relationships and working with partners across the local Integrated Care

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***** for full details of the job description for the role of Deputy Director of Finance, please see the attached document entitled Job Description *****

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level of equivalent relevant experience.
  • Full qualified accountant (CCAB Qualified).
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.


  • Post-graduate management qualification.



  • Substantial experience of working in highly complex organisational structures across multiple complex systems.
  • A minimum of ten years senior financial management experience.
  • Experience of managing large complex budgets.
  • Expert knowledge of financial and accounting procedures, relevant legislation and financial policies.
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in Finance Management, Business Intelligence (BI)/ Decision-Support, digital strategy
  • BI system development and end-user tools
  • Demonstrable experience of leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Successful track record of effectiveness at a senior management level in a complex organisation.
  • Proven organisational and project management skills and demonstrable strategic and operational planning expertise.
  • Preparation and presentation of complex reports to a range of audiences.
  • Preparing end of year accounts for audit purposes
  • Preparing comprehensive budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • Developing and reviewing effective financial systems and controls


  • Track record of working with partner organisations including the local authority and voluntary sector and in a multi-professional environment.
  • Experience of working within a Social Enterprise or similar organisation.
  • Experience of managing additional operational functions or codigital
  • Understanding of NHS policies, structures, relationships and business dynamics.
  • Understanding of private/public sector business negotiations and contract management (PFI/franchising/competitive tendering/outsourcing, etc.)

Knowledge and skills


  • Knowledge of the statutory requirements for a Community Interest Company, e.g. Articles of Association, Registration, Memorandum of Association.
  • Able to think strategically and act corporately to deliver strategies and work programmes.
  • A lateral thinker, able to recognise the innovation and contribution of others and to make sound judgements that may have a critical impact for Livewell Southwest.
  • Demonstrates political awareness.
  • Able to communicate the organisations vision and deliver that vision through leadership, management and developing staff.
  • Track record of delivery and the meeting of deadlines and targets.
  • Ability to lead significant programmes of change within and across organisational boundaries.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, tact and diplomacy and able to build and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and other key stakeholders.
  • Exceptional influencing and negotiation skills using a collaborative approach with proven experience of success working with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to lead multiple projects / workstreams and deliver to time with clearly defined benefits.
  • Proven ability to formulate strategic and operational objectives and translate into action / delivery.
  • Ability to make corporately astute decisions that affect the wider organisation.
  • Highly proficient in the use of standard office software packages.


  • Knowledge of National and local Health and Care Strategy and Policy.

Additional Requirements


  • Track record of delivering projects at pace with a focus on safety, quality, efficiency and cost.
  • Ability to work flexibly.
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to work effectively and without guidelines whilst under pressure
  • Ability to evaluate and learn from outcomes with a clear commitment to innovation, learning and improvement.
  • Ability to handle a rapidly changing and complex environment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Ability to establish and maintain credibility
  • Must be prepared and able to carry out responsibilities via hybrid working: a combination of home working (via digital technology) and more traditional face to face delivery from any of the organisations sites.

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




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