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Deputy Director of Finance (Strategic Finance and Planning)

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£99,891 to £114,949 a year
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and this is an opportunity to play a leading role in their large-scale change programme and be part of the success story. UHL are looking to appoint to the newly created role of Deputy Director of Finance (Strategic Finance and Planning) which will further underpin the Trust's commitment to strengthen its Very Senior Finance Team (VSFT) and to develop a world class Finance and Procurement Directorate. As part of the VSFT, you will work closely with the existing Deputy Directors of Finance to support the Chief Financial Officer in building a high performing team and culture.

Main duties of the job

Key focuses of the role will include:

Leading the creation of the annual policy, timetable and budget setting framework for developing the annual and medium-term financial plans, ensuring alignment with the financial strategy of the ICB

Provision of an accurate and transparent costing service and development of new and innovative ways to use costing and non-financial information to support financial improvement

Responsibility for recommending to the CFO overall income allocations for the Trust and the monitoring and reporting of patient income

Provision of a robust, high performing and sustainable financial performance function for the Trust's Corporate Directorates

Responsibility for ensuring delivery of an effective and timely Research & Innovation finance service which maximises R& I income and implements the Trust's medium to long-term R& I financial strategy, ensuring appropriate financial arrangements are in place for R& I between all partners

Provision of financial leadership for the Trust's Cost Improvement Programme, ensuring rigorous financial control is implemented across the programme

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work 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, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

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.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be working closely with Directors and very senior staff so will need to evidence your track record of communicating, advising and influencing at this level.

You will be managing a diverse team and, as an experienced senior leader, you must demonstrate your ability to lead from the front, growing a team and culture that aligns to the Trusts strategic aims and ambitions.

To be considered for this role, you must be a qualified accountant and have a track record for delivery within a large and highly complex organisation.

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are included as an attachment to this advert.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Professional Accountancy Qualification (CIPFA, ICAEW, CIMA or Certified) and current registration with professional body
  • Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development



  • Specialist knowledge with associate healthcare services provision, with significant experience and proven freedom to act and make decisions at senior executive level on behalf of the Trust
  • Experience in managing contentious situations and influencing diverse stakeholders, including clinical and non- clinical staff, public & patients, to achieve consensus
  • Direct staff management experience, demonstrating an ability to develop staff, skills and competencies
  • Proven experience of all aspects of financial management and planning within a large organisation


  • Experience of financial management within the NHS
  • Experience in service income negotiation

Communication and relationship skills


  • Articulate withpractised and developed interpersonal communication and presentational skills at all levels
  • Excellent leadership, influencing skills and professional credibility
  • Experience of working with Board members and external stakeholders
  • Ability to positively support and develop culture within a team

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Ability to make judgements involving highly complex facts or situations, which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options.



  • Tactful, diplomatic and at ease with all kinds of people

Planning and organisation skills


  • Able to prioritise and work within imposed deadlines

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs


  • All staff are expected to engage in compassionate and inclusive leadership in the provision of high quality care and interactions with others

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary



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