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Band 8c Head of Finance Information Systems

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£75,853 to £86,574 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the strategic development and smooth operational running of the general ledger financial systems, all other finance systems, system modules and all associated feeder systems including procurement. Providing support and technical expertise for the present and future system developments, solutions and procurements within finance and associated areas.

Ensure the financial integrity of the financial ledgers by developing and maintaining appropriate systems access and security including awareness of cyber events where externally hosted.

Manage the Finance Systems team and ensuring that they provide high quality support and communication to system users within a timely manner. This role combines IT/Systems specialist knowledge with accounting knowledge and experience.

Develop processes, systems and methodologies to support the timely production of a variety of performance reports and have responsibility for ensuring that the reports correctly reflect the income and expenditure status of the Trust.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • Professional Accountancy Qualification (CCAB)
  • Masters or equivalent in Finance or IT related subjects
  • Expert knowledge of computerised ledger systems - Advanced eFinancials Finance systems



  • Project management experience with particular emphasis on system implementation
  • Experience of Reporting Requirements and Data Analysis
  • Must be able to set and negotiate priorities for themselves and others, and subsequently programme workload to achieve results and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in staff recruitment and interviewing


  • NHS Accounting experience
  • eFinancials experience
  • Oracle / SQL experience
  • Knowledge of Unix based system

Skills and aptitudes


  • Proven excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, written and oral.
  • Able to explain highly complex financial information to non finance managers
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to translate complex financial requirements into IT solutions
  • Able to concentrate for long periods when analysing data and information with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to mange a diverse set of contact relationships, and conflicting priorities is essential.

Personal Qualities & attributes


  • Flexible and able mange workload to ensure delivery of both regular commitment and the support of Trust wide initiatives.
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills
  • Have the ability to work autonomously and to work well in a team.
  • Capable of working under pressure to strict timescales

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Enfield Civic Centre

Silver Street, Enfield



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