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Executive Director of Finance

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Local Pay - TBC
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

Job Details

CNTW are seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate for the role of Executive Director of Finance. It is a challenging time to join us here at CNTW as we continue to do our best to develop and invest in our services as well as our staff at the same time as dealing with the unprecedented challenges of increased demand, staffing and financial pressures. It is a period of significant change in mental health, disability and autism services across the health and social care system and we are looking for someone to join our team with a commitment to system-wide, collaborative approach to service delivery including Primary Care and the Voluntary and Community Sector.

If you can answer the following questions positively, please contact James Duncan, Chief Executive to discuss the role.

  • Do you keep service users and carers at the centre of all you do and, in your mind, and heart?
  • Are you committed to good relationships with the Governors, members of the Board and our colleagues of every profession and occupation?
  • Can you lead and manage, support others to manage and encourage leadership throughout the Trust?
  • Do you understand that CNTW cannot deliver for the people we serve on our own and that relationships with Local Government, the Third Sector and all our partners are fundamental to all we do?
  • Can you fulfil the role of the Executive Director of Finance of a Statutory organisation and play a full part in the work of the Integrated Care System?
  • Can you work with our Staff Networks and all our colleagues to combat discrimination of all kinds?
  • Will you do your best to live the values of CNTW – caring and compassionate, respectful, honest and transparent?

If you can answer these questions positively, we look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role with James Duncan, Chief Executive, please contact

Working for our organisation

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Advertising date : 10th May 2022

Closing date : 8th June 2022

Interviews will be held week commencing 27th June 2022

We welcome your application.

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria

  • Educated to degree level / or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • Professionally qualified CCAB Accountant with at least 5 years post qualification experience.

Experience Essential criteria

  • Evidence of continual professional and / or managerial development. Experience of working at board level for at least 1 year.
  • Experience of successfully building effective relationships and networks across a wide range of organisations and professions.
  • Up to date knowledge of professional accounting standards and corporate governance and assurance standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels.

Skills Essential criteria

  • Team player able to work flexibly and contribute to the wider aims of the organisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels.
  • Resilient and the ability to maintain performance under pressure. Must be able to fulfil the mobility requirements of the post.

The Trust encourages and supports all applicants to be fully vaccinated against both COVID19 and influenza.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. All applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

CNTW is interested in hearing from Veterans and members of the Armed Forces and their dependants who may be interested in a career within the NHS with us at CNTW NHS Foundation Trust please contact

Additional information

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role with James Duncan, Chief Executive, please contact

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into post.


If you are offered a job your information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.


Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £500 million and 8,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and north Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives including a dedicated website, Thrive - which promotes our supportive and inclusive approach to staff health and wellbeing, career development and benefits.  Find out more 

We have achieved the Better Health at Work award and Investors in People accreditation and we are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.



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0191 246 6800
St. Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
ne3 3xt

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