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Chief Financial Officer

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Depending on experience Competitive
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We are now looking to recruit a new Chief Financial Officer at UHL. Thank you for your interest in this exciting and important role.

I am looking for an accomplished financial leader who shares our values. At UHL we are compassionate, we are proud, we are inclusive, and we are one team. We are proud to provide care in Leicester, the UK's first 'plural' city with no single ethnic majority, and we are proud of our diverse 18, 000+ workforce.

I am looking for someone who can evidence how and what they have delivered. The former is critical as we work together to ensure UHL has one of the best cultures in the NHS. The ability to evidence inclusion, support and kindness are essential for a successful application.

As our new Chief Financial Officer, what will I offer you? You will be part of a stable and ambitious senior leadership team, all of whom who come to work to make a difference.

You will get unlimited opportunities for learning and growth and have my full support to deliver success. If this interests you, please contact me directly on:

Main duties of the job

You will have significant experience of operating at Board level as a Director of Finance or CFO within the NHS, preferably within a large- scale organisation. You will have a high level of relevant expertise, including knowledge and experience of financial risk management and value-based investment appraisal, estates, procurement and support services. You will be a strategic thinker who brings bring analytical rigour and pragmatic problem solving to complex issues.

Innovation and transformation are big priorities for us, and the successful candidate will have experience of driving innovative approaches as well as proven experience at a senior leadership level in delivering transformational change. You will draw on established evidence and best practice to challenge yourself and others to think creatively and seek out innovation to generate new solutions to challenges.

Please see attached candidate pack for further information

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our process is designed to allow both parties to have sufficient time and opportunity to assess cultural and team fit, the balance between individual and corporate aspirations, and to share details of the high-level business strategy and key business objectives. Our aim is to ensure there is clarity around the role both the key challenges and opportunities.

The NHS is committed to appointing diverse, talented and high- performing individuals and welcomes candidates irrespective of background. Appointments are made in keeping with

NHS commitment to value diversity and promote equality, in that there should be equal opportunities for all and no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, providing individuals meet the required criteria.

If you wish to apply for this position, please send the following to
  • A CV that covers your full employment history, highlighting and explaining any gaps.
  • A supporting statement that highlights your motivation for applying and your understanding of the NHS and the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles and outline the skills, knowledge and experience you have that will make a positive impact on achieving the UHL strategic objectives. In addition, you should highlight how you align with our vision and values and how these contribute to the delivery of high-quality care.


Job goes live: Monday 8 April 2024

Job closes: Monday 29 April 2024 (9am)

All candidates contacted to confirm shortlist: W/c 29 April

Interviews and stakeholder panel: W/c 13 May

Person Specification



  • Possession of degree or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree
  • Relevant professional qualification



  • Dynamic, passionate, open, participative and supportive leadership style
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to shape development across the health and social care system



  • Significant senior management experience in an NHS acute Trust, operating at or close to Board level
  • Experience of systems improvement methodologies such as Lean and 6 Sigma
  • Experience of the management of large budgets

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

358-6212685- SR

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