Chief Finance Officer

Derby & Derbyshire Integrated Care Board


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  • Job type


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive VSM Salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    11 April 2022

  • Client

    Derby & Derbyshire Integrated Care Board

Ref: GSe85334

Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) has a strong record of delivery and improvement as a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership since 2016 and we are proud of what we have achieved by working together.  With a population of circa 1.06 million people we are a large system which is both complex and cohesive.  Our partners include two upper tier local authorities with 8 Borough and District Councils, four NHS Foundation Trusts providing hospital and community based care, one Out of Hours provider, two Place Partnerships, 15 Primary Care Networks and a region wide Ambulance service.  We also have residential and care home providers and multiple voluntary, community and independent sector organisations.

Derby and Derbyshire is a diverse region with vibrant urban areas as well as a vast rural landscape.  Whilst we have made significant progress as a system there is much more that we need to do to tackle health inequalities.  Life expectancy in our populations is lower than the national average with a significant gap in health life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas.  Our focus is to work together to improve outcomes for the people we serve and to ensure they have the best start in life, to stay well, age well and die well.  Our model of care focuses on looking after people in their home or local area so they get the targeted care needed to get better more quickly, instead of concentrating on providing services from specific buildings. At the heart of joining up care is to preventing people from getting ill in the first place, by creating strong and vibrant communities; helping people them take good care of themselves and be able to deal with issues before they become bigger problems.

Following the appointment of our ICB Chair Designate John MacDonald and ICB Designate Chief Executive, Dr Chris Clayton, this is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and strategic Chief Finance Officer (CFO) to join our Executive leadership team.   Developing a system-wide integrated leadership approach to financial strategy, strategic commissioning and transformational change, the CFO will work with partners to develop and deliver a five year plan aimed at improving clinical outcomes, achieving better life outcomes and reducing health inequalities. Bringing a compassionate leadership style to support our staff and inclusive culture, you will support the development of our place partnerships and provider collaborations at scale working with partners, clinicians, other staff groups and local people. You will be a credible, resilient, and visionary financial leader with substantial experience of either working in complex organisations at Board level or senior system leadership experience within a regulatory environment. Adept at building sustained and inclusive relationships in challenging environments, you will have a track record of achieving change through empowering others and bring a focus on continuously seeking improvement in outcomes whilst delivering value for money through innovation. 

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We particularly welcome applications from people who are from groups which are underrepresented at senior levels in the NHS and wider society, and we are a Disability Confident Employer.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, David Heaton or Emma Pickup on 0113 205 6094.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
9am Monday 11th April 2022

Final panel
27th and 28th April 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. March 2022 JUCD ICS Designate Executive Directors Candidate Briefing Pack.pptx
  2. Fit_and_Proper_Person_Declaration - Exec.docx