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Head of Finance - Governance

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £68,525 per annum plus 15% HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Head of Finance - Governance. We are seeking a fully qualified AAT/CCAB accountant with significant experience in financial control, financial accounting and capital management within a large and complex NHS organisation.

This position is responsible for all aspects of financial Governance, capital, treasury management and control within the Trust.

You will also play a key role in supporting the Associate Director of Finance in the management of the Financial governance team and be an collaborative member of the finance senior team.

If you are a team player who wants to make a real positive difference, then we would really like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion please call Andrew Ringshaw Deputy CFO & ADF (Financial Reporting & Control) on 0300 555 1201 ext 64015 (or email

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

High Cost Area Supplement

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,313 to a maximum of �5,436).

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

Person Specification



  • CCAB Fully Qualified
  • Working experience in a managerial role
  • Experience of working in a public sector at a senior role



  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience of supporting and management of contracts
  • Experience of managing annual accounts process



  • Experience of preparing, writing and presenting to non financial leaders
  • Able to work and influence senior managers and clinicians
  • Able to research and implement new process

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust



Marsh way


RM13 8GQ

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