Deputy Director of Finance – Technical and Developments

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job type
Closing date
19th May 2024

Job summary

We are delighted to be recruiting a Deputy Director of Finance – Technical and Developments for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a band 9 role which will report into the Director of Operational Finance, leading a large team including 3 band 8d finance professionals.

The Deputy Director of Finance is a key leadership role in the finance function, supporting the delivery of the Trust's strategic goals, with a particular focus on technical accounting, investments and governance.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with an award-winning finance function which has an ambitious agenda where you can build a rewarding career.

OUH is committed to delivering sustainable services NHS services and building on our key strengths in patient care, research and education.

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Director of Finance - Technical and Developments reports into the Director of Finance and will play a critical role in the successful delivery of the Trust's strategic and operational finance objectives.

Some key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Supporting the Director of Finance in providing Board-level and external advice, developing strategies and plans to ensure the Trust's continued viability.

  • Ensuring the rigorous scrutiny of strategic capital and revenue business cases, and support successful delivery of these cases.

  • Responsibility for the preparation and delivery of the audited annual accounts.

  • Responsibility for the coordination, management and reporting of financial services, including treasury management function, and capital.

  • Ensuring an effective system of financial governance and oversight of financial decision making.

The successful candidate must be a robust, credible, professionally qualified accountant with exemplary leadership skills, high standards and the ability to influence executive teams and other organisational leaders. You must have experience leading sizeable teams and be comfortable managing the overall financial control of the organisation. Your significant post-qualification experience will have been gained within a large, complex and public sector organisation as an experienced and inspiring leader. Having experience from an audit or a regulatory organisation will be advantageous.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. The Trust provides a wide range of clinical services, specialist services (including cardiac, cancer, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation) medical education, training and research.

The Trust is made up of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital (which includes the Children's Hospital, West Wing, Eye Hospital, Heart Centre and Women's Centre), the Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, north Oxfordshire. The Trust employs over 12,500 staff and has a turnover in excess of £1.5bn.

Job responsibilities

Please note: For full details of the job description and person specification, please refer to the attachment.


  • Undergraduate degree

  • Qualified relevant finance qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA)

  • Registered and active continued professional development

  • Educated to Masters level, equivalent post-graduate qualification or equivalent level of experience


  • Expert specialist knowledge of accounting procedures, in particular those specifically relating to the NHS

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