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Deputy Head of Group Finance

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This post will support the financial control and performance of the PFI & Estates expenditure of gross �100 million but net of recharges to other budgets is �65 million pa. This will involve budgeting, monthly accounting, variance investigation, attending meetings with PFI companies, produce action plans to manage financial performance/risks.

To also provide advice and support to Estates Team including identifying and quantifying of Service Developments, Cost Pressures, Waste Reduction Programme, Cash Releasing Efficiency Savings and Capital Bids to support the annual objectives.

The Deputy Head of Group Finance will be an integrated vital member of the Estates group and will participate fully in the agenda for both financial and non-financial performance and arising issues.

The Deputy Head of Group Finance will support the Associate Director of Finance in providing high quality financial management advice. This will involve acting as a lead finance link, advising on all technical budgeting and financial issues.

They will support the regular reporting of financial performance management information to the Estates Team as part of the Integrated Finance Report.

They will ensure efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and business focus of financial systems and processes.

The post will ensure that information provision and outputs associated with Service Line Reporting / and completion of certain Estates Returns are completed and communicated to the Estates Team.

Main duties of the job

  • They will deputise for the Associate Director as and when appropriate.
  • Support the financial performance of the Estates and PFI budget against agreed financial targets / budgets, using the most appropriate means available.
  • Supporting budget setting for the Estates and PFI budgets, in line with agreed Trust policies under the direction of the Associate Director of Finance and also liaise as appropriate with the Estates Team and Director of Estates & Facilities.
  • Take a lead in the collection of information and completion of Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC).
  • Provide advice and support to group management teams including identifying and quantifying of Service Developments, Cost Pressures, Waste Reduction Programme, Cash Releasing Efficiency Savings and Capital Bids to support the annual objectives.


About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Lead the production of the Estates Group monthly management accounts using the general ledger system (INTEGRA) within the timescales determined by the Trust.
  • The post will work with the Associate Director of Finance to Plan and co-ordinate work activities across the PFI & Estates workload. It will provide financial advice to the Estates Team and to ensure the availability of relevant information to provide accurate forecasts of potential future activities.
  • Ensure that there is a rigorous process of the production of the final monthly positions and year- end forecasts to ensure that all financial forecasts are operationally owned and understood. They must ensure any risks are highlighted and understood by those involved.
  • Actively providing financial advice to the Estates Team, to formulate the strategic direction to ensure that resources are effectively utilised to enable the Director of Estates & Facilities to meet the Trust objectives within available resources.
  • As and when appropriate liaise and attend meetings with representatives of the PFI consortium. In addition, support the agreement of charges to the Trust and the approval of such costs when invoiced.
  • Completion of certain Estates returns e.g. ERIC and extract and investigate significant differences involving Model Hospital and explain the differences and if corrective action is required.
  • Soft FM services element of the PFI contract e.g. catering, cleaning, porters, switchboard, linen etc. are due to be competitively tendered over the next two years and some involvement of this will be involved.
  • The PFI contract includes a major provision of both medical and non medical equipment and improvements are planned in monitoring progress and ensuring the planned spend is achieved. This post will support this and liaise with the Trust capital accountant.

For further details please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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