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Group Chief Finance Officer

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£100,000 to £200,000 Per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
The Group Chief Finance Officer is a full Executive (voting) Director of the Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust & United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (the Group) and member of the unitary Group Board.

Work as part of an integrated team and take lead responsibility for strategic and corporate issues both within and external to their immediate portfolio, making a major contribution to the achievements of the Groups vision and strategic goals.

The post holder is expected to be fully involved in a broad range of strategic, policy and tactical issues, including where necessary, taking leadership responsibility outside of areas of personal responsibility.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the development of the Group's Financial & Capital Strategy
  • Provide effective high quality Financial and Treasury management.
  • Providing policy advice and support on all financial matters to the Group Board
  • As a member of the Group executive team, contributing to the key business decisions of the Group and to contribute to the development, communication and promotion of Group purpose, vision, aims and objectives.
  • Provide assurance to the Group Board on the delivery of the Group purpose, vision, aims and objectives.
  • To oversee the group's financial returns, statutory annual accounts and annual report and presentation of these to the group audit and risk committee, finance and investment committee, board of directors and annual public meeting.
  • To be responsible for the Trust's Procurement function.
  • To ensure the Group has a strong internal audit function
  • Promote and uphold effective governance, probity and integrity.
  • Provide leadership, management and development of staff within a Directorate across the Group.
  • Ensure close working arrangements between the Finance Department and managers and senior clinicians across the Trust.
  • Lead the contracting process for the group with commissioners and ensure that good working relationships are maintained with all parties.
  • Develop an organic performance management that responds to the needs of the organisation.
  • Work with Group executive colleagues to develop and deliver a sustainable annual Cost Improvement Programme.

About us

Our Group is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire, serving a population of more than 750,000 people. Lincolnshire is such a wonderful place to live and work with many opportunities to grow and develop as well as spend time on hobbies, activities and taking in local historic sites. Find out more on the Visit Lincolnshire website.

Our Group provides community, acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. Our 2023/24 Group annual income was c�874m, and we employ approximately 11,000 WTE staff.

We provide services at Lincoln County Hospital, Grantham and District Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, as well as running services from community hospital sites and other community locations across Lincolnshire.

We are looking for an inspirational leader to move our Group into the next phase of integration. We recognise that outstanding care can only be delivered through our people working to co-design services with our population.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The key responsibilities include:-
  • Professional Leadership
  • Quality & Governance
  • Strategic and Operational responsibilities
  • Culture, Inclusion, Equality & Diversity

See welcome pack for full details.

Person Specification



  • Degree in relevant discipline, preferable supported by a formal management qualification
  • CPFA Qualified or equivalent
  • Evidence of recent management and leadership development
  • Evidence of continuous professional and personal development

Previous Experience


  • Significant experience at Director of Finance level in an NHS Trust or other large complex multi-professional organisation
  • Experience of large financial portfolio circa value up to or over �500m
  • Experience of large capital programme circa value up to or over �50m
  • In-depth understanding of the complexity in providing secondary healthcare
  • In-depth understanding of providing community healthcare
  • Understanding of current financial issues impacting the NHS
  • Experience of regulated services
  • Experience in large scale capital raising and balance sheet management
  • Demonstrable experience of leading modernisation of a large finance function and effectively embedding transformation in large complex environments
  • Experience of successfully leading and managing a large and diverse team through coaching and influencing, through previous experience working within a large group or matrix management structure
  • Good understanding of approaches which improve quality whilst also enabling cost improvements to be achieved
  • Strong stakeholder management skills which include the ability to influence and advocate for the group at all levels, internally and externally, building strong, collaborative, relationships
  • Successful management of change in a distressed organisation and/or system
  • Experience of leading major service and/or transformational change
  • Experience of leading a cross organisational and professional boundaries
  • Experience of effective partnerships and working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of accessing external capital funding, constructing significant business cases that are compliant with the treasury green book and having effective oversight on successful delivery
  • Experience of procurement and award of significant contracts.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrate high integrity and professional standards, modelling personal resilience, determination and curiosity
  • proven ability to communicate effectively and consistently and simply to a diverse audience of varying interests and understanding
  • Knowledge of the local health community and the health challenges for the population of Lincolnshire
  • Evidence of successfully leading and developing a geographically dispersed large team where outcomes are improved and sustained

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to flex style and approach
  • The intellect and interpersonal skills to command the respect of clinicians, mangers an academics
  • The ability to work under pressure, with rapid pace, through periods of change and uncertainty, modelling organisational values and leading with integrity
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Able to travel/work around a large county
  • Model the values and behaviours of the Group

Leadership & Management Style


  • Dynamic, passionate, open, participative and supportive leadership style.
  • Team builder, able to delegate.
  • Able to make decisions and take charge of events through a performance management approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to shape development across the health and social care system.
  • Experienced coach and mentor

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital



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