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Head of Finance

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic business partner looking for a senior role to make a difference in mental health, specialist and community services? If so, then we have a great opportunity to provide integrated finance leadership for Adult & Specialist Mental Health, and Children, Young People & Families Clinical Directorates.

You will be a member of the Directorate Management Teams, proactively providing financial leadership and information in an embedded way.

Main duties of the job

To provide integrated finance leadership for Adult & Specialist Mental Health, Children, Young People & Families Clinical Directorates. Providing intelligent, informed and expert financial advice, guidance and clear analytical information on strategic opportunities, challenging assumptions and beliefs to ensure robust financial forecasts and nurturing a culture of considered investment across the organisation.

As part of the Finance Department's Senior Management Team, you will provide professional supervision, support and management to directly accountable staff, as well as contribute to the culture and development of the wider very friendly team.

Post holder will be required to work from Directorate Offices 1-2 days per week, and in Kingfisher House with the Finance Department at least 1 day per week, with remainder at home.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of ourethnic minority andLGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specifications for full role details

Key Responsibilities To be accountable for the development of true business partnering with their Directorates. To develop long-term positive relationships with the Directorate Management Teams and act as a local Finance Director for the Clinical Directorates. Lead the development of clinically and operationally owned, robust, financial forecasts for both revenue and capital for the Directorates. Promote value for money in the use of resources (e.g., workforce, buildings and medical technologies) acquired through public spending to maximise the benefits for patients, families and carers. Identify, implement and track efficiencies for the Directorates, supporting the achievement of Trust-wide savings programmes.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • CCAB (Consultancy Committee of Accountancy Bodies) Qualification or CIMA
  • First Degree with a minimum 2.2 classification or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Post qualification continued professional development.



  • Senior leadership experience in a large complex organisation in the public or healthcare sector
  • Experience of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience of successfully leading delivery of priorities/outcomes in a complex environment.


  • Senior leadership experience in an NHS provider organisation.

Skills and Abilites


  • Ability to analyse and interpret information to assess issues, anticipate problems and provide workable solutions.
  • Ability to build relationships and within the Trust, local NHS economy and partner organisations.
  • Excellent attention to detail combined with the ability to extract key messages from complex numerical and written data.



  • Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures including current legislation and NHS accounting policies.


  • Understanding of the economic, financial, and organisational complexities of the NHS, Local Government and Social Care

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Kingfisher House

Kingfisher Way


PE29 6FH

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