The Associate Director of Finance – WYAAT Finance Lead

The West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) is a provider collaborative of the six acute NHS trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate that forms the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP). The following trusts are members of WYAAT:

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.


Our focus is on sustainable an integrated services through collaboration, tackling inequity and unwarranted variation in access, experience, and outcomes for our populations. We strive to be at the forefront of change and transformation to ensure the best outcomes for communities.


The Associate Director of Finance – WYAAT Finance lead, is a pivotal role and will support the WYAAT Directors of Finance Group as a member of the WY HCP Finance Forum. Reporting to the WYAAT Director, and accountable to the Chair of the WYAAT DoFs group, this senior role will facilitate the delivery of the financial elements of a portfolio of collaborative, transformation initiatives that will underpin the strategy and contribute to financial sustainability across the region.


This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious finance professional to join at a crucial time as we look to break the boundaries and potential financial flows between partner organisations, focusing on enabling a financial solution to the most effective pathway for patients. Our future AD of Finance (WYAAT) will develop, challenge, review and understand the implications of current programme schemes and the implications on all partners to enable inclusion and partnership working in financial plans. As Finance Lead for the collaborative, you will review our current savings and efficiency plans across the programmes in WYAAT, to assess the probability of achievement and implications on all partner organisations to achieve success.


We are looking for collaborative, driven and adaptable leaders with a strong ability to influence and drive forward the strategic direction for our services. We are seeking a motivated and aspirational leader with significant experience in financial leadership roles. You must be skilled at articulating a compelling long-term financial vision, working in collaboration with other financial leaders across organisational boundaries and engaging with stakeholders at all levels.


In return, you could be part of an upward journey, in which there is both permission and support to be innovative, to ensure that WYAAT achieves efficiency and sustainability through collaboration that embraces the latest thinking and best practice to consistently deliver the highest quality of care and the best possible outcomes for patients.


We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We especially welcome applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage, LGBTQ+ communities, and from people with lived experience of disability.


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 07966 006091 or



Date Event
15/07/2022 Job Closing Date