Deputy Director of Finance

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Job type
Closing date
11th September 2023

Fixed term/Secondment for 18 months

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Director of Finance (DDOF) at Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) to join an award-winning finance team, reporting directly to the Chief Finance Officer.  

This is a senior leadership role responsible for the day to day delivery and continuous improvement of the finance directorate (finance, procurement and payroll) ensuring a high-quality provision of service is achieved, whilst maintaining KMPT’s history of a strong financial position.  This role will be a part of helping the Trust achieve its ambitions to transform mental health services across Kent and Medway by delivering significant transformation and improvement through close collaboration with care groups and senior leaders across the organisation and by shaping the financial strategy and planning for the Trust.

Main duties of the job

As the Deputy Director of Finance, you will be responsible for the delivery of effective, timely and accurate financial performance information for both operational and strategic purposes leading on the development of business planning across the Trust and with oversight of all aspects of financial management.

With a track record of delivery and resilience, you will be able to question and advise operational and clinical colleagues translating complex finance issues to non finance individuals having a system wide focus when it comes to patient care as you lead in the development of the Trusts financial strategy ensuring long term deliverable plans are agreed which enable financial sustainability.

You will be a strong leader and able to develop a strong team in a fast-paced environment, inspiring confidence and encouraging development and progression.

As an integral part of the senior leadership team the role will involve deputising for the Chief Finance Officer when required, covering the executive portfolio which includes Finance, IT, IG, Contracting, Performance and Information and Estates and Facilities as well as continuous liaison with internal and external stakeholders including reporting at Board level when required.

About us

KMPT provides a wide range of adult mental health and learning disability services to their local population of 1.8 million people in Kent and Medway, as well as specialist services for adults in Sussex and Surrey.

Each year they care for over 2,000 people in hospitals and 54,000 people in the community, employing over 3,600 people and are part of the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System to plan and deliver joined up health and care services to improve the lives of people across Kent and Medway. 

Mental illness is the second-largest source of burden of disease in England for people with serious mental illness, 2 in 3 deaths are caused by physical illnesses that can be prevented.

To continue to meet these challenges and achieve their vision, KMPT are proud to announce their new three-year 2023 to 2026 strategy. KMPT | Our vision, values and strategy

KMPT has a clear vision and values they are proud of, the vision is to provide brilliant care through brilliant people by:

  • Consistently delivering outstanding person-centered care and improving access to quality care

  • Creating safer and better experiences on their wards where our people feel safe, equal and can thrive

  • Building a sustainable workforce with an empowered, capable and inclusive leadership team

  • lead in partnership to deliver the right care and to reduce health inequalities in our communities

  • We are efficient, sustainable, transformational and make the most of every resource

  • We use technology, data and knowledge to transform patient care and productivity

  • We create environments that benefit our service users and people

All of this is underpinned by KMPT’s values:

Respect - Value people as individuals, treat others as we would like to be treated
Open - Work in a collaborative, transparent way
Accountable – Be professional and responsible for our actions
Excellence - Listen and learn to continually improve knowledge and ways of working
Innovative - Find creative ways to run efficient, high quality services
Working together - Work together to make a difference to our service users

This fantastic opportunity has arisen to cover a maternity leave and KMPT are open to either a fixed term contract or secondment for the right candidate.

Candidates wishing to apply should submit their application by Monday 11th September.  Successful applicants will be asked to attend a stakeholder panel and interview on Tuesday 27th September.

I look forward to receiving your application.

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  • Nicola and the team had a detailed oversight of several excellent candidates and were able to match exactly the right individual to the set of skills we were looking for. Throughout the campaign, Nicola was amenable to changes in the specification and delivered a fully personalised service, which led to a successful outcome.

    Tom Burton, Director of Finance, Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
  • Joanna was supportive, efficient, and helped recruit a crucial role in the NHS sector. With a large network of contacts, she kept me updated on progress and worked to the agreed-upon brief. I highly recommend her to colleagues.

    Sheila Stenson, Chief Finance and Resources Officer / Chief Executive Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust