Chief Finance Officer

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System

Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

  • Location

    Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive VSM

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 February 2022

  • Client

    Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System

Ref: GSe83126

We are looking for an experienced and influential Chief Finance Officer to help us achieve our vision and purpose. You will be an instrumental leader in the local health and care system, working collaboratively with System partners and as a member of the unitary board, the post holder will make a significant contribution to achieving the key purpose of the ICB.

The successful candidate will be part of the executive team who will lead the development of the ICS on behalf of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent system. Reporting to the Chief Executive you will work closely with executive colleagues to support the development and delivery of the long-term plan of the ICB, ensuring that it reflects and integrates the strategies of all relevant partner organisations of the ICS, with a particular focus on developing a shared financial and resourcing strategy. Your key accountabilities include; providing strategic direction for all aspects of financial planning and performance, contracting, commissioning and sustainability for the ICB. Jointly, with other System partners, you will ensure that the ICB meets the financial targets set for it by NHS England and NHS Improvement, including living within the overall revenue and capital allocation, and the administration costs limit.

If you are a qualified accountant (CCAB, CIPFA, CIMA, ACA, CA or equivalent) with professional registration and have Board level and/or system leadership within a regulatory or similar environment, and you want to achieve the best sustainable outcomes for the population, then we look forward to receiving your application. This is a full-time role, with flexibility around base/location blended with travel and remote working.

Subject to the passage of the Health and Care Bill, and any potential amendments made to that Bill, appointment will be made formally by the ICB Chair / Chief Executive on establishment on 1st July 2022.

This role will require the successful applicant to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by April 2022 (unless a medical exemption applies).

We are looking to attract candidates from the broadest pool, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) communities and those with lived experience of disability: all are currently under-represented. We want a change. We are really interested in receiving applications from people with different backgrounds, skills, and experiences.

The Employer

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is a great place to live and work. It is a thriving, diverse county with a proud history, famous attractions, areas of natural beauty and a passion for innovation, learning and research with the support of two leading universities.

The Integrated Care System (ICS) is responsible for the health and care of 1.1 million people who live in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, across a geographical area of 1,048 square miles. We are aligned with two upper-tier local authorities, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We serve a very diverse population, with complex health and care needs, comprising both rural and urban areas, extremes of affluence and deprivation, as well as significant health inequalities.

Working with our partners, we have agreed on an ambitious vision “‘working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work”.  With plans for service and system change over the next five years to meet this we are focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our local people through high quality care that is delivered in a sustainable way. Our system represents a joint commitment demonstrated by NHS and local authority partners to transform the way we provide health and care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Subject to legislative approval, our ICS will take on statutory form in July 2022 and following the appointment of our Chair Designate Prem Singh and Interim Designate Chief Executive Peter Axon, we are now embarking on the process of appointing to several new Executive roles, each of whom will play a pivotal role in the development of the Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Further Information

To discuss the roles and your suitability, please our recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson: David Heaton Emma Pickup  or Julia St. Clare

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
23.59 Wednesday 16th February 2022

Final Panel Interviews
Friday 4th March 2022

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.

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.


  1. Fit_and_Proper_Person_Declaration - Exec.docx
  2. SSoT ICS - Candidate Information Pack January 2022.pdf
  3. 24012021 - SSoT ICS - ICB Chief Finance Officer Applicant Information Pack FINAL.pdf