Director of Finance



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  • Job type


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    VSM Band 1 – salary up to £113k per annum

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  • Expiry date

    21 February 2019

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Ref: GSe45607.1

Are you looking for your next career move, within the NHS environment?  Whether it’s into your first Director role or seeking a move to develop your career, NEL are looking for a Director of Finance to lead and deliver its finance function.  Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance the appointed individual will ensure the function delivers a high quality and commercially viable support to Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England and other customers.


To ensure that we are able to meet the ever changing needs of our customers, our environment is one that is consistently evolving.  We are seeking a qualified accountant with a demonstrable understanding of the context within which we operate, the challenges our customers face and the principles to which we adhere.


This person should be able to able to evidence a track record of leading and developing a finance function within a large, complex NHS organisation.  Commercially astute; and a natural leader of people, above all else the successful individual will demonstrate an approach which is truly focussed on supporting us to deliver the best solutions to our customers.


We put innovation and expertise at the heart of everything we do. Our services are designed to support our customers to deliver excellence.


NEL provides expert support and advice to help NHS and other organisations to deliver improved health services to local populations.  We support a population of 16million and manage NHS contracts valued at more than £10bn with a service offer that specialises in four areas:

  • Business intelligence and data insight
  • Information technology (IT) and digital
  • Transformation
  • Business services


By working with our customers to develop bespoke solutions which are insightful, innovative, flexible, practical and cost effective we support providers to make a tangible and positive difference in the local communities they serve. 


Closing date20th Feb 2019
Long listingW/c 18th Feb
Preliminary interviewsW/c 25th Feb
Short listingW/c 4th March
Final panelW/c 18th March
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Serena Dobson: 07530 627120

Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Lucy Deane: 07825 990 792