Appointment Details

Barts Health NHS Trust

Job Title: Group CFO

Job Reference:TAFABA

Closing Date: Tuesday 28 May 2019

With a turnover of £1.53 billion and a workforce of around 17,000, Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals deliver high quality and compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond. Barts Health is at a pivotal point in its development. Constantly striving to be an outstanding organisation, with world leading services, education and life sciences research, Barts is a leader in the UK. Working in close partnership across the local health economy, with academic partners, and with national institutions, the Trust has made significant changes in recent years, embedding a culture of improvement, accountability and ambition for the communities it exists to serve.

There is now an opportunity to build on this positive momentum, taking Barts Health forward from being an increasingly strong organisation to delivering outstanding world-class care, education and research. The Group is, like many NHS Trusts, currently facing the pressure of balancing high levels of patient demand with financial austerity; the Trust’s response is to emphasise quality, safety and efficiency, and the recent step out of quality special measures is to be celebrated. Service provision and ways of working have been transformed, and a proactive approach to staff engagement has enabled improvement, efficiency and operational grip to flourish across the Group’s multiple sites.

It is in this context that Barts Health will be appointing its new Group CFO, who will build on three years of successful turnaround and transformation work, embedding positive change and looking to an exciting future. This is a critical internal and external leadership role: the group CFO will be integral to the Board and executive team, leading on group financial strategy and, through site management teams, on the delivery of financial objectives. They will shape a new finance structure, supported by two senior Deputy CFOs, and develop further the group model of financial leadership and management. They will shape the long-term financial strategy for the organisation, and the wider systems supporting health, care and wellness across East London. Facing outwards, they will be central to shaping local, regional and national financial strategy, through strong relationships with NHS England/Improvement, DHSC and the Treasury.

Barts Health is keen to welcome an enthusiastic Group CFO, reporting to the Chief Executive, who will bring talent, skill and experience to a high calibre new leadership team focused on building a rejuvenated organisation that is fit for the demands of the future. While this Director may well currently work in the NHS, health service experience is not a pre-requisite. It is absolutely critical that the new CFO shares, and role models, the Trust’s values.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Barts Health NHS Trust on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference TAFABA . Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 28th May 2019.


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