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Finance Director and Deputy CEO


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Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Preston Hospital
25/04/2019 23:59
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding Finance Director to help shape the strategic direction of the organisation and ensure it delivers its mission to provide excellent care with compassion through the delivery of high quality and effective care that meets the needs of our patients.

As a Trust, we provide acute services to our local population of around 400,000 and provide a number of tertiary services to around 1.6 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.   Most of our clinical services are provided on our two hospital sites – Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital.  We also have a specialist mobility and rehabilitation service in Preston, the Broadoaks child development centre in Leyland and we provide dialysis units in various locations in Lancashire.  We have an operating budget of circa £500 million and a workforce in excess of 7,500.  We are proud to the provider of a wide range of tertiary services for Lancashire and South Cumbria including our status as the Major Trauma Centre for the area.

We are seeking a high calibre and inspiring candidate for this post who has a proven track record of success as an NHS Board level finance director, preferably within the provider sector.  We are a forward-thinking organisation searching for an experienced leader that can help transform our services from one of the best to the best!  This is an exciting opportunity for a transformational leader to join the largest specialist services provider in Lancashire and South Cumbria. 

The successful candidate will be expected to work in a way that facilitates the development of autonomous teams and individuals that are empowered, engaged and committed to continually delivering excellent care with compassion.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Evidence of successful leadership, implementation of strategies and policies that deliver high quality customer-focused services, and translate organisational ambitions into real achievements.
  • Exceptional ability to develop high performing, engaged, empowered and autonomous teams.
  • Personal credibility, with a professional demeanour that generates the trust of audiences from a range of backgrounds and at all levels within and outside the organisation.

If you have what it takes to motivate, influence and inspire then you can make a difference.

Please apply via NHS jobs by following the link below and also submit a CV and covering letter that demonstrates how you match the person specification and requirements for this post: 

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Karen Partington, Chief Executive, telephone 01772 522692.