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Director of Operational Finance/Deputy Chief Finance Officer - Band 9

Main area
37.5 hours per week
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£84,507 - £102,506 per annum
18/11/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 


University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK’s leading teaching hospital Trusts, providing acute and specialist services to a population of over 1 million. We have a strong reputation for innovation, teaching and high-quality patient care, and our vision is to be a national and international leader in healthcare. Our values-driven organisational development programme; Together Towards World Class, and our five-year partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute are key to us achieving this vision focussing on improving services via lean methodology.

We employ over 8,600 staff, have a turnover of over £600 million and have 1.7 million patient contacts a year. The Trust comprises of two busy hospitals with over 1,300 beds and 32 operating theatres, running clinical services from a number of other sites.

As Director of Operational Finance reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, you will lead the ongoing development of the Finance directorate through the daily operational management of the function.  You will be a key player in supporting the development of our financial strategy and both lead and support on complex contract negotiations with external partners.

You will have an excellent track record in financial management at senior level within a large organisation and will have the ability to successfully respond to the changing expectations within the NHS and address the complex challenges faced in an acute setting.

In return we can offer a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative forward thinking organisation that strives to Care, Achieve and Innovate.


To arrange an informal discussion with Mrs Susan Rollason Chief Finance Officer, please contact 02476 965002.


Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

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Further details / informal visits contact

To arrange an informal discussion with Mrs Susan Rollason Chief Finance Officer, please contact 02476 965002.