Associate Director of Finance – Financial Services

Salary – AfC Band 9
29 Oct 2020
26 Nov 2020
Finegreen Consultant
Finance, Director
Acute Trust
Job Type

Acute Teaching Hospital Trust – Yorkshire

Associate Director of Finance – Financial Services

Salary – AfC Band 9

Our client is one of the largest and busiest acute hospital trusts in the country. Every year they provide healthcare and specialist services for people from the city of Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber and beyond. They also play an important role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students and are a centre of world-class research and pioneering new treatments.

Their vision is to be the best for specialist and integrated care. Their staff helped to define the values and behaviours that they should work to so that they can achieve this vision. This has become known as ‘The Leeds Way’, and forms the foundation of their culture, their ethos and how they work every day. Their values are –

We are patient-centred;

We are fair;

We are collaborative;

We are accountable;

We are empowered.

They are committed to delivering the highest quality and safest treatment and care to every patient, every time. This starts with being a good employer, which means that they look after their people and support them to achieve the best they can as professionals and provide the best care for their patients. This has been more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Leeds Improvement Method (LIM) underpins all of their improvement work at LTHT. The philosophy of LIM is that everyone working in their hospitals feels empowered to make improvements in their daily work bringing the benefits of a safe, high quality experience, for every patient and every member of staff.

They are working hard with their city partners to integrate their health care services, and ensure that the city and region get the recognition and investment they need to provide the people of Leeds and the wider region with the very best services. They are also collaborating across the wider region, as part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

The Trust has a strong track record of financial performance, having for a third consecutive year delivered a financial surplus. This has allowed them to make record levels of investment in maintaining and improving their hospitals and infrastructure. They have achieved Level 3 accreditation of the Future Focused Finance staff development programme and they have been recognised by the HFMA, as ‘Finance Team of the Year’.

They are now seeking to appoint the key leadership role of Associate Director of Finance. Reporting into the Executive Director of Finance, the postholder will work at a strategic level supporting the provision of effective, high quality financial services. They will have responsibility for a number of areas, including: Capital Accounting; Financial Accounting; Treasury and Cash Management; Payroll (LTHT are a service provider to 14 NHS organisations) and Financial Transactions (Receivables, Payables, Financial Systems Support).

They are looking for a highly skilled and ambitious individual, who can lead by example in terms of promoting and upholding the ‘Leeds Way’ and will continue to drive a culture of continuous improvement within the Directorate consistent with the Leeds Improvement Method.

This would be an excellent role for an aspirant Director of Finance to work within a high performing function and Trust. They welcome applicants from all sectors with the skills and experience to meet the remit of the role however, knowledge of NHS finances would be considered highly desirable. Most importantly, you will be an individual who operates with passion and integrity, demonstrates an inclusive and collaborative leadership style and upholds values which are aligned to those of the Trust.

They would particularly encourage applications from women and those from a BME background to improve the diversity of experience of the senior management team.

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications close: Sunday, 22 November

Shortlisting Interviews: w/c 30 November (To be held virtually)

Final Interviews & Assessments: 14 & 15 December (To be held virtually)

To discuss this post further or to request a copy of the information pack, please contact Joe Joyce of The Finegreen Group on