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Deputy Head of Finance - Corporate Services

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Finance team at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for a Deputy Head of Finance. The role will be responsible for the financial position of the IMPACT Provider Collaborative Commissioning Hub and will be based at Litchfield Lane, Mansfield.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, finance professional playing a key role in shaping what our service delivery looks like, making a difference in the challenging financial environment, both now and in the future.

We need a team player, who is proactive, resilient, and driven to succeed, with a real commitment to work as part of the team taking the finance function forward and making a difference to our patient population. In return we offer great opportunities to become part of a vibrant team where strong values are part of our vision to provide high quality care to patients in an environment of trust, respect, honesty, and compassion.

Main duties of the job

Provide financial and business advice and info in support of the Clinical Director, Managing Director, and Case Managers. To report the financial position of the Provider Collaborative (PC's) to the partner organisations and to Nottinghamshire Healthcare in their role as the Lead Provider.

Develop & manage influential relationships with the partner organisations. Contribute to Provider Collaboratives financial planning, provide financial projections to allow the in-year management of the PC's finances.

To provide guidance and support to budget holder. To identify and discuss with managers where savings and efficiencies can be made to enable more effective use of the PC's resources. To analyse the financial position and provide analysis to the key stakeholders of IMPACT PC.

Participate in improving systems or structures within the finance department. Develop changes to business-wide structures and detailed and accurate reports from General Ledger and other highly complex IT systems.

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Interpretation & Planning

Utilise in depth specialist knowledge of business, legislative and NHS environment to assist in developing proposals and production of Integrated Business Plans, and recommendations which impact on the Divisional Financial Strategy

Business Support

Develop and manage influential relationships with key customers to provide specialist financial and commercial advice. Evaluation of complex proposals and to influence the development of broader policy across the directorate. Contribute to Trustwide financial planning and input to the directorates Integrated Business Plan.

Understand and determine the implications of Commissioning decisions and directly liaise with local commissioners.


Direct the development, implementation and monitoring of compliance with Trust financial policy within the designated directorates, so ensuring that best practice is disseminated, and Directorate policy is consistent with Trust strategy. To interpret the impact of Organisational Policy as it affects individual Directorates and prepare them for such impact.

Line Management

Direct, lead and motivate the team. Recruit and train new members of staff where appropriate. Appraise staff through the PAD process to identify their training and development needs in order to maximise their potential and the contribution they make to the organisation.

Systems Improvement

Actively participates in improving systems or structures within the finance department. Developing changes to business-wide structures and monitoring their success.

Developing detailed and accurate reports from General Ledger and other highly complex IT systems.

Relationship Management

Seek out and develop relationships with key professional contacts to represent the Directorates and Trusts interests and to facilitate the exchange of information and the provision of informed financial advice. Ability to broker compromise with budget managers when competing for scarce resources.

Plan Setting

In conjunction with appropriate directorate and divisional management teams prepare and set plans for relevant areas in accordance with timetables and cost improvement programmes as agreed with the Director of Finance. Refresh budgets in line with national guidance and Trust guidance.

Provision of Financial Information

To provide guidance and support to budget holders to enable effective financial control. To identify and discuss with managers and clinicians areas where savings and efficiencies can be made to enable more effective use of the Trusts resources. To analyse detailed and complex financial statements and forecasts and create reports and presentations that make them readily understandable to non-financial managers.

Financial Reporting

To ensure the preparation of accurate and timely financial reports for the Directorates. To review, interpret and present accounts and reports, ensuring that work meets best practice standards and is used appropriately to support proposals and recommendations for decision-making.

To inform senior finance colleagues of the current and forecast position of budgets under the post holders management.

Contribute to the timely and accurate completion of the annual accounts

Business Case Development

Contribute to the results of the Business Development Unit by analysing complex problems relating to business case production. Produce revenue requirements for new build projects, making judgements on financial risk where there is no precedent and where opinions may conflict. Use complex DoH/SHA generic tools in order to model various scenarios and benchmark services.

Ad hoc

Collective responsibility for leading on current departmental issues which may change over time.

Deputise for the Head of Finance when required.

Education and Development

a) Self

To demonstrate continuing professional development, through development of knowledge, skills and keeping up to date with professional practice.

b) Non-Financial Manager

To ensure all managers in the designated directorates fully understand the financial information presented to them, identifying, and implementing any training needs as necessary.

Person Specification



  • Possess a Professional accounting qualification (CCAB/CGMA qualified)


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent



  • Demonstrate evidence of recent continuing professional development

Contractual Requirements


  • A driving license with access to a vehicle is required for this post
  • Role will require a mix of home and office working as well as travel to work across the East Midlands and wider



  • A minimum of 2 years post qualified experience
  • Knowledge of NHS finance and business planning regimes
  • Appointing & Managing staff
  • Working with computerised financial systems


  • Experience of using McKeowns 'integra' General Ledger
  • Crystal reporting
  • Experience of a commissioning environment



  • Ability to problem solve and find solutions.
  • Ability to communicate articulately at a high level internally & externally
  • Possess numerical and analytical skills and can assimilate and interpret data to make resultant judgements
  • Able to lead, train and motivate a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet multiple changing deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills including working with computerised financial systems
  • Excellent written & report writing skills & can convey complex financial issues to non-finance managers.
  • Possess excellent negotiating & influencing skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative, as well integrate within the team
  • Ability to connect strategically e.g. to keep abreast of developments in the Collaborative and the wider NHS that may impact on the role
  • Teaching Skills for training non finance managers

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Lichfield Lane

200 Lichfield Lane


NG18 4RG

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