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Interim Group Chief Financial Officer

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience Competitive salary
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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An opportunity has arisen for an interim Group Chief Finance Officer to join our group organisation, the NHS Humber Health Partnership, as a six month secondment/fixed term contract opportunity.

Our Group is one of the largest acute Group arrangements in the NHS with a budget of over �1.4 billion and 19,000 staff.

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) have significant ambitions and are committed to delivering more together for the populations we serve. Our focus is on maximising the opportunity that our new Group organisation can bring to our area, ensuring we improve clinical outcomes, reduce health inequalities and address the workforce challenges that we face.

We are looking for an exceptional leader at this pivotal time. This is an excellent professional development opportunity for the right candidate. We are looking for someone with robust financial management skills who is eager to work collaboratively at system level and contribute system leadership on best collective use of NHS resources.

We want someone who fastidiously applies best in practice governance and who will be an integral part of our Group governance and accountability structure, applying scrutiny, relentless curiosity and professional challenge across our Group.

Main duties of the job

We are offering you the opportunity to be the Group Chief Financial Officer to one of the largest NHS organisation in the country, and to be in service to two Trust Boards. This is coupled with the complexity of financial portfolio in an integrated care delivery model blended across both Trusts, of secondary care services at five hospital sites, community services to the population of North Lincolnshire and tertiary services from our north bank sites for an extended population of 1.4 million people for major trauma, cardiology, cardiac and thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, stroke, oncology and hematology, and neurosurgery. We also host four regional cancer screening services to our extended population and are an anchor institution in respect of our economic role as the largest employer in the region.

About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Partnership has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Partnership and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This portfolio also includes estates, facilities and development with a full structure of deputy directors managing significant capital developments, capital refurbishment, decarbonisation and net zero, as well as soft FM services, which is a mixture of in-house and contracted services. The portfolio also includes procurement services, which are provided to both organisations of this Group as well as to York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a full time position, based at Hull Royal Infirmary and you will across all of our sites on a regular basis. This is a secondment or fixed-term contract opportunity for six months. You will participate in the Executive on-call rota. Indicative salary is circa �200,000 per annum Inclusive of on-call.

Prospective candidates are to use the contact details below to arrange aninformal discussion with the Group Chief Executive prior to interview.

The job description and person specification is attached for you to review containing the main job responsibilities

Person Specification

Education and Skills


  • Qualified Accountant with evidence of ongoing CPD record
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NHS financial and commissioning processes
  • Senior management experience in the NHS or equivalent experience gained in a complex organisational environment.
  • Ability to lead change by influencing others
  • Evidence of collaborative working with emphasis on empowerment and partnership working

Knowledge and Experience


  • Current knowledge of all aspects of finance, corporate governance and controls assurance.
  • Sound understanding of NHS strategic change agenda and political environment
  • Effective leader with the ability to inspire confidence and respect, within and outside the organisation
  • oAbility to combine high-level strategic orientation with more detailed service focus

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Hull Royal Infirmary, with Travel across all group sites



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