Job Function: Deputy Director of Finance/Chief Finance Officer
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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom (on-site)
2 days ago
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
Member Company
2 days ago
Job Function
Deputy Director Of Finance/Chief Finance Officer


The closing date is 14 March 2024

Job summary

Band 9 - Predicted banding pending job matching

UHMBT has recently completed an extensive and detailed programme of work to establish a progressive, transformative though challenging financial strategy for the next 5 years designed to ensure our overall strategic response to deliver on our sustainability and improvement agendas over this period are aligned and targeted as required to ensure the best possible outcomes for the Trust, our workforce, and our patients.

We are looking to recruit an experienced finance professional to the role of Deputy Director of Finance Director to work alongside the Director of Finance in a leadership and developmental role. This role will be pivotal in leading, advising and influencing the finance team and operational leaders in the organisation on the financial sustainability agenda.

Our programmes of work are designed to ensure that our financial sustainability plan is delivered as part of our quality and safety improvement agenda rather than through separate processes and requires that we develop and deliver plans for best-in-class transformation and improvement in all areas. To do this we are committed to a clinically led programme of work, designed, and delivered with and through our teams, and through our commitment to integrated working and effective partnership working across our Integrated Care System.

Main duties of the job

This strategic and transformational change agenda must be built on a sound operating platform and control environment, and it is essential that our financial leadership, governance, and support arrangements are designed to meet these challenges and to deliver our 5-year financial strategy and overall, Trust improvement plan.

The Deputy Director of Finance will operationally lead the day to day finance function and support the Director of Finance & Chief Finance Officer in promoting this agenda and working in partnership to deliver this plan, in particular to:

Ensure that the Trust's approach to the development and delivery of strategic implementation plans is underpinned with consistent supportive, rigorous, and effective processes, including governance, assurance and risk management arrangements and that the Trust's delivery capability and context is embedded, consistent with our improvement and sustainability objectives.

To support and deliver the modernisation and transformation in financial leadership, management, and support within UHMBT and across the place-based partnership and ICS to drive best possible outcomes, including through the corporate collaboration agenda.

The successful candidate will have significant financial leadership experience, a track record of delivery of effective governance and improvement, and an inclusive approach based on strong personal commitment and a values-based approach to achieve better outcomes for our services, staff and patients.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of general hospital services, with full emergency departments, critical/coronary care units and various consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of general hospital services, together with an urgent treatment centre, that can help with a range of non-life-threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

Our community services for adults are provided in people's homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification



  • CCAB/CIMA qualified accountant (with relevant accountancy qualification and current professional membership)
  • Master's degree (or equivalent postgraduate level ability and experience)
  • Significant post CCAB/CIMA qualification experience
  • Significant experience at a senior level in the NHS with responsibility for substantial finance functions
  • Significant in all aspects of financial accounts and management.
  • Significant experience in finance staff development including individual staff appraisal and personal development
  • Extensive knowledge of NHS Financial regime, including Commissioning, Financial Accounts, Management Accounts and Income streams
  • Specialist knowledge in:- oFinancial Planning oStanding Financial Instructions oCounter Fraud arrangements oFinancial Reporting Standards oGovernment Policies
  • Detailed knowledge of NHS Policy Initiatives Knowledge of service development issues Knowledge of HR Policies & Procedures
  • Possess perspective and vision to interpret NHS legislation with the ability to visualise and implement accordingly. Understands outside expectations and influences and identifies common goals, interests and views with colleagues
  • Ability to manage the provision of services in a customer focussed way through the use of targets and measurable objectives

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Moor Lane Mills 2

Moor Lane



Job ID: 72582920
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