Assistant Director of Finance - Head of Financial Management

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Assistant Director of Finance – Head of Financial Management

Band 8c

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to play to play a key senior role in the Trust’s finance department, helping to develop and maintain the trust’s annual plan and budgets. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Finance – Performance & Reporting, you will plan and manage the monthly reporting processes as well as forecasting, projecting and advising. You will also deputise for the Deputy Director of Finance – Performance & Reporting where necessary, in addition to providing professional leadership and management to the Divisional Business Advisors.


Main duties of the job

We are looking for a motivated and experienced leader with excellent technical skills and a successful track record of delivery in senior finance roles. You will monitor and analyse the existing financial planning, reporting and budget setting procedures to establish consistency across divisions. In return, you could be part of an aspirational journey, in which there is both permission and support to be innovative and creative, in order to ensure the Trust continues to develop its leading finance function.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands, we recognise the importance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We want everyone to feel welcomed, respected, and accepted for who they are. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our Trust, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all and we believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve.



About us

The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest in the country, serving a population of 3 million people across the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area. We are privileged to host highly-regarded care and teaching facilities. With a workforce of over 11,000 and 1,450 inpatient beds we offer emergency and planned care, acting as a Major Trauma Centre for North Midlands and North Wales. Our state-of-the-art facilities (funded in-part by our large charity arm) allow us to achieve our mission, to provide patients with the highest standards of care and to be a world class centre of learning, work and research.


Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level
  • CCAB qualified
  • Active CPD
  • Significant experience of leading and management of a finance team
  • Financial reporting experience at a senior level
  • Knowledge, Skills Training and Experience
  • Proven leadership skills, drive and ability to set clear objectives
  • Work successfully as part of a team and as an individual
  • Personal Qualities



  • Experience of working within different sectors with health and social care


If you would like a further discussion on the role, in the first instance please contact our executive search partner Finn McNulty at Hunter Healthcare on or 07966 006091.

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Date Event
23rd October 2022 Job closes