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Deputy Divisional Finance Manager - Corporate Services, E&F

Employer
East Lancashire Hospit
Location
Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
6 Aug 2021
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At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

We're thrilled you are thinking of joining us!

At East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

The Trust provides a range of healthcare and associated community services from its multiple sites across East Lancashire, including the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, and the Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

We have 5 core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other to provide care for our patients. We think of our values as a set of guiding principles to refer to when making decisions and interacting with people, and they help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and ourselves.

Our values are
  • Put patients first
  • Respect the individual
  • Act with integrity
  • Serve the community
  • Promote positive change

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our award winning Finance Team!

The high respected Finance Team has been at the forefront of change and continual improvement over the past number of years, and has recently won a number of national awards for embracing technology. In addition, our finance training programme has also been awarded the best NHS finance training programme in the country.

The team has a culture of staff development, where we support people to be the best that they can be, and have held the Towards Excellence Level 3 accredited for many years. Our continued Level 3 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to becoming a world class Finance function, supporting our team, the organisation and the wider NHS finance system, in our common objective of improving the quality of care for our patients.

We provide a supportive environment in which to learn and develop, with the opportunity to further your skills and career within an exciting and evolving environment.

We actively participate in mentoring and coaching programmes and all staff have opportunities for protected learning time. Joining our inclusive and innovative team comes with a range of benefits including flexible working arrangements, training e.g. apprenticeship options, a generous pension scheme and generous annual leave allowance.

The team is committed to the continuous improvement of services and has adopted a lean-based improvement practice to support this. Participation in improvement initiatives is positively encouraged with opportunity to access training to support improvement work.

The Trust supports collaborative working with other Acute NHS Providers across Lancashire and South Cumbria and in particularly across Pennine Lancashire.

Future Focused Finance

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, the finance team are committed to embedding the Four Strengths Framework. This covers the four key attributes the NHS Finance Leadership Council have created to ensure NHS finance departments are capable of playing their part in a modern, patient-centred NHS. All applicants for ELHT finance roles will be assessed against the four strengths as part of the interview and assessment process. The four strengths are
  • I'm a finance expert
  • I'm a Team Player
  • I drive for value for patients and tax payers
  • I make change happen

POST SUMMARY

The post holder will support the Senior Divisional Finance Manager in providing comprehensive financial management and support service to the nominated Division, providing a full range of advice to the Divisional General Manager on Divisional, Specialty and Departmental budgets and will be expected to lead on numerous ad-hoc projects.

Providing support and assistance into the Financial Management team, Finance Control, Contracting & Costing teams within Finance.

The role is wide ranging, encompassing financial performance management and business planning matters which are integral to the achievement of the Division's financial targets. A proactive approach is essential to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently.

The post holder also deputises for the Senior Divisional Finance Manager as necessary.

The full list of duties, responsibilities and person specification can be found in the accompanying documentation.

ABOUT YOU

To succeed in the role at ELHT you will:
  • Be at least at the final stage of your accountancy qualification, with financial management experience working in a large, complex organisation and ideally an understanding of the acute sector
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable experience of leading and engaging with finance and other corporate functions to develop a mature and rounded service.
  • Have a desire to develop yourself and the wider team
  • Be able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, from all levels of the organisation.
  • Be committed to making a positive difference to the quality of services we offer for our patients.

Informal enquires are welcomed, please contract:

Maureen Dixon

maureen.dixon@elht.nhs.uk

Closing date: 8th August 2021

Interview date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMaureen DixonJob titleHead of Financial ManagementEmail addressmaureen.dixon@elht.nhs.uk

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The salary advertised is for 37.5 hours pw. Salaries will be pro-rata if the hours are less than this. For posts on AfC payscales, new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point.

The vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications have been received. Please complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.. Therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application will be short-listed.

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)

If the role you are applying for is identified as either controlled or regulated activity as defined in in the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act (2006) any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The Healthcare sector is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In line with other NHS trusts, the DBS check charge is paid by the successful candidate who has been offered the post. Candidates can choose to pay this over 1-3 months as a salary deduction. However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full before the offer can be progressed. By applying for this post you agree to this undertaking.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £44.00 and for a Standard Disclosure £27.00 which includes a small handling fee.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Telephone 01254 732075 or email admin.recruitment@elht.nhs.uk or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer - please see attached for further information

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