Senior Assistant Finance Director

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Accountable to the Deputy Director of Finance, you will lead the finance function ensuring that a high quality financial service is provided to the Trust.

The Trust invests in finance staff and their personal and career development and this is demonstrated by our North West Finance Skills Development 'Towards Excellence' level 3 accreditation, the highest attainable. The division also holds the Future Focused Finance level 3 accreditation. We believe that these are also endorsements of our continuous improvement policy to provide the Trust with the best possible service from the finance division.

Main duties of the job

The main objective of the role is to ensure the production of a realistic plan for revenue, capital and cash targets and to monitor and manage to those targets. Responsibilities include investigating & advising on complex business issues to improve financial awareness, performance, and to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and business focus of the Trust.

Pivotal to the role is ensuring the increase of business expertise within the Divisions, promoting the business partnering model and ensuring value for money. To achieve this, you will actively develop internal and external relationships and work with Divisional leads, Executive Directors, the Trust Board and its sub-committees and key external stakeholders.

About us

We have 9000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To actively develop internal and external relationships and work with Divisional leads, Executive Directors, the Trust Board and its sub committees and key external stakeholders
  • To be responsible for own continual professional development and that of all direct reports. To ensure the provision of finance training and support to non-finance staff
  • Provide overall management and supervision to all activities undertaken within the Finance Department, so that services are provided in an efficient manner consistent with necessary timescales
  • Effectively maintain a financial planning system to enable the Trust to achieve its financial targets
  • Effectively manage the financial monitoring system to enable the Trust to achieve its revenue, capital and cash targets
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness of: the Finance Department and the Trust
  • Deputise for the Deputy Finance Director in his or her absence as required

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • First Degree
  • CCAB or CIMA full member
  • Evidence of participation in the appropriate Continuing Professional Development Programme


  • Leadership qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant post qualification experience in a senior role leading a team of people
  • Proven track record in a senior financial management role in the NHS acute sector
  • Expert knowledge of the NHS finance regime including commissioning, financial accounts management accounts, costing and pricing methodologies and income streams
  • Expert knowledge of Financial and Accounting Procedures
  • Proven track record in a strategic role
  • Evidence of working with clinical staff to improve patient services
  • Proven track record in a staff leadership role


  • Involvement in FSD or staff development initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Preston Business Centre

Watling Street Road



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