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Deputy Head of Finance

Barts Health NHS Trust
£78,163 to £88,884 per annum inc
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain's leading healthcare providers and the largest Trust in the NHS with a turnover of approximately �2.0 billion and over 16,000 employees, serving a population of 2.5m in East London and beyond.

We offer a full portfolio of services and are home to some of Britain's leading specialist centres including cancer, cardiac, trauma and emergency care, including the London air ambulance. We also have one of the UK's busiest children's hospitals, internationally renowned surgical facilities and the new Heart Centre. The vision is to create a world-class health organisation with an international reputation for excellence in patient care, research and education.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated CCAB Qualified Accountant to join the Royal London and Mile End Hospital finance team. We are looking for a driven individual who is self-motivated, pro-active with excellent planning and organisational skills. The post holder is required to have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Main duties of the job

This post holder will manage a team of accountants to provide day to day support in all aspects of the hospital's financial performance and business planning. Supporting the Head of Finance and senior teams to deliver all aspects of financial management, including expert advice to the Royal London and Mile End Hospital senior leadership and budget holders and to the Barts Health Group where matters are highly complex or contentious.

To manage the delivery of accurate and timely monthly performance reports for presentation at Hospital Board meetings and Divisional performance meetings. There will be a requirement to support the reported performance with an analytical review and to influence actions based upon findings.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a finance team within a large, specialist and complex organisation with great opportunities for learning and development

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

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 documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Significant experience of contract management preferably in an NHS environment
  • Experience of completing an annual business planning cycles and contract negotiation


  • Experience of working in a pathology setting



  • Ability to analyse and utilise complex information, review options and make recommendations to senior managers
  • Ability to think strategically, plan and implement change effectively
  • Excellent planning (short and longer term) and organisational skills. Plan and organise broad range of complex activities, adjusts plans or strategies as necessary



  • Up to date knowledge of NHS organisational challenges and developments
  • Knowledge of organisational funding flows and the complexities of reporting in a complex organisation



  • Educated to masters level or equivalent



  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills suitable for a range of audiences, including chairing of meetings.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital and Canary Wharf


E15 5HJ

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