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Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Belsize Lane
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be responsible for the management of the finance team reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. In addition, the postholder will manage the final accounts process, monthly monitoring returns and annual NHS financial planning.

The post holder will need to handle appropriately all routine enquiries from Trust staff and outside organisations and individuals.

The post holder will work closely with Operational Managers and the Finance department, including Procurement.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the finance team. It's function is to work closely with operational managers to set, monitor and manage team and service line budgets. The accountability of teams to maintain spend within planned levels, whilst delivering income targets, is critical to the ability of the Trust to attain its key short and long term strategic and business objectives.

Working closely with the Chief Financial Officer, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the department maintains monthly budget monitoring and supports service and team leads to manage expenditure within planned levels.

In addition the post holder will support and oversee the training of finance and nonfinance staff so they are trained and equipped to deliver the necessary support and management of team level budgets.

About us

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

The Trust is committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. Webring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are particularly keen to attract candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to better meet the needs of the service users and students that we serve. The Trust aims to ensure that all job applicants, employees or clients are treated fairly and valued equally regardless of sex, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, domestic circumstances, age, race, colour, disablement, ethnic or national origin, social background or employment status, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs.

Our Financial Management Team work primarily to support budget holders across the Trust, and are part of the wider Finance Team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for more information on the role requirements and duties.

Person Specification



  • CCAB professional qualification
  • Degree or equivalent level of tertiary education


  • Evidence of post graduate / qualification study

Knowledge / Experience


  • Significant experience at a senior management accountant level
  • Significant experience of delivering robust budgets and forecasts (including co-ordinating the efforts of others)
  • Production and presentation of high quality, concise reports on complex financial issues for a non-financial audience (at all levels of an organisation)
  • Proven experience of working with senior managers / Directors
  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to communicate complex financial information to non-financial managers
  • Ability to communicate contentious and sensitive information to an audience that may not be receptive
  • Confident user of IT e.g. Microsoft Office, integrated financial ledger system, databases. Advanced Excel
  • Able to form judgements and make autonomous decisions guided by policies and procedures
  • Able to understand and interpret national financial policies and guidance / accounting standards, and advise the Trust on their implementation
  • Experience of managing a team of diverse experience and abilities

Personal Attributes


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to and a desire to live by the Trust's values.
  • Highly developed influencing and negotiation skills, able to resolve disputes
  • Ability to communicate complex information / concepts clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to plan and prioritise the completion of high volume / complex tasks
  • Motivates others
  • Acts with integrity and professionalism at all times
  • Approachable both to staff, Finance colleagues, Trust budget managers and Directors

Employer details

Employer name

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


Tavistock Centre/Hybrid

Belsize Lane


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