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Head of MES- Finance

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£78,163 to £88,884 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. We are looking to recruit to Head of Finance MES, this is a new post following the implementation of a two year pilot for a Theatres managed consumable service across the Trusts 38 theatres. This post supports and is embedded within the Division of Surgery and Cancer Care (SCC) with Trust wide responsibility for consumable managed service contracts.

The Head of Finance Managed Service Partnership role will lead on the financial aspects of the business case development and the procurement tender of the consumables managed service solution to substantiate the current pilot. As required the post holder will provide financial expertise in support of change and transformation programmes across the trust, therefore significant strategic finance experience is required. The candidate will require experience of business case development and investment appraisal, ideally green book business case development.

This role reports directly to the Divisional Director of Finance for Surgery and Cancer and deputises for them as required, and is indirectly accountable to the Divisional Director of Operations.

The right candidate will have in depth NHS finance expertise, excellent interpersonal and analytical skills, an ability to deliver to deadlines, and be flexible, innovative and solution focused.

This is a challenging and diverse role but offers the right candidate the opportunity to thrive and develop within a supportive finance team, as well as contribute to improving the service efficiency and professional offering of the Finance Business Partnering team function to the organisation.

Applicants must be qualified (CCAB or equivalent).

We offer a flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs of the individual and the service. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide financial expertise in support of change and transformation programmes across the trust. Working independently with multiple multi-disciplinary stakeholders they will inform and advise on a wide range of initiatives from smaller scale service developments through to major schemes, all in line with the Trust's strategic direction.
  • To lead the Trust's business partnering, business case development and procurement tender of the consumables managed service solution.
  • The postholder will help identify, prioritise and coordinate the delivery of improvement opportunities. The role will include a focus on understanding the external environment and practices, and ensuring Imperial leverage relevant opportunities.
  • The individual should foster a culture of continuous improvement, and build and maintain a framework that will support this culture.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant strategic finance experience
  • Experience using common investment appraisal techniques
  • Managing projects involving substantial changes in working processes and procedures.
  • Experience of translating complex data from various systems into a clear and comprehensive financial model
  • Experience of Project management and review


  • Experience of green book business case methodology

Qualifications & training


  • CCAB qualified
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent


  • Green book business case training

Skills & Abilities


  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with staff at all levels, with specific ability to work with senior teams
  • Ability to solve complex, multi-dimensional issues.
  • Experience of dealing with multiple stakeholders with conflicting priorities

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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