Executive Director of Finance

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


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    29 October 2020

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    The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.  We are a values-led organisation of almost 6,000 colleagues with a vision as a Trust that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in.

We are an organisation in Special Measures, working hard to improve our quality of care for our patients and Families. Responding to findings of an extensive long running review of our Maternity Services. Whilst we face challenges, we are addressing these proactively through rapid improvement plans and significant investment including support through an Improvement Alliance with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and the securing of £312 million for the transformation of our two hospitals through the NHS Future Fit programme.

Following the exciting appointment of our new Chief Executive, Louise Barnett earlier this year, we are seeking an established Executive Director of Finance to join our Board and work collaboratively with our populations, our commissioners, regulators and system partners.  Providing strong corporate and strategic leadership; our new Director will drive our culture of innovation and productivity. This appointment is critical to delivery of our improvement plans; ensuring we implement robust financial management systems and processes that promote accountability and are aligned to our clinical priorities.

We are seeking an experienced Executive Director of Finance who will bring visible leadership and energy, belief to the Trust and our health and care system as we progress our transformation journey.  A resilient leader with exceptional communication skills and strong political acumen, you will bring a proven track record of financial performance improvement and of engaging and empowering service leads in their accountability for budget control.  You will thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment working with a committed Board to rebuild pride in our services with a commitment to quality outcomes and experience for all our staff, patients, and partners.

Closing DateThursday 29th October 2020
Final InterviewsWednesday 11th November 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, 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.

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Contact details
Emma Pickup: 0113 205 6289

Richard Murphy: 020 3854 2219