Chief Finance Manager: Strategy & Planning Accountant

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board NHS
United Kingdom
25 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
Job role
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If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the "Disability Confident Employer" scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities

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Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest Health organisation in Wales and among the largest in the UK, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for a population of around 676,000 people across North Wales as well as parts of Mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. With 16,000 staff and a budget of around £1.6billion, we operate three district general hospitals as well as 18 other acute and community hospitals and over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. The Health Board also coordinates the work of 115 GP practices and other NHS services.

The post-holder will take a lead role in contributing to the development of the Health Board's strategic plans and business development activity. The post-holder will provide project management, communication and information management for the overall programme whilst leading on specific pieces of work.

The successful candidate's role will include:
  • Report to the Finance Director - Commissioning & Strategic Financial Planning and will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the Planning Finance function

  • Investigates & advises on highly complex issues & leads on corporate reporting/providing strategic financial and business planning advice

  • Supports the development of robust financial strategy and planning across the whole organisation to the highest standards. including the management of a portfolio of Strategic Plans, Service Reviews and Business Cases. The function should meet, and adhere to, all operational, professional accounting and audit requirements

  • Responsible for ensuring that all costing and financial information for Business Cases and Strategic Service Change Projects, is processed in accordance with guidelines and procedures

  • Investigate and analyse highly complex financial, performance, activity and benchmarking data in relation to all services and specialties across the Health Board,

  • Provide sound advice and recommendations to clinical managers to support service changes or strategic business planning

  • Will set the agenda for financial planning and strategy

  • Horizon-Scan a range of financial planning and scenario-planning models, methodologies and tools

The Person:
  • Contributes significantly as a senior finance professional to all areas of financial strategy advising the Finance Director - Commissioning & Strategic Financial Planning on the development of the financial planning agenda to address the changing financial context and requirements of the BCU Health Board

  • Actively contributes to, and supports the construction, development and upkeep of the BCU Health Boards medium and long term revenue financial plans

  • Extensive NHS Finance experience, particularly within the areas of Business Case, Service Change

  • Extensive practical experience of Strategic Financial Planning

  • Experience in Analysing and communicating complex information effectively to Board and external audiences.

  • Experience in Management of complex projects involving multi-disciplinary teams

To be successful in this pivotal role, you must have a true passion for improving the standards of health care in Wales and a desire to develop a culture of inclusive and informed decision making across all functions.

The post will be based in - Flexible, to be agreed

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing Date: 24/02/2021

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download
  • Bilingual Job Description ( PDF , 660.0 KB )
  • Bilingual Person Specification ( PDF , 593.4 KB )
  • Guidance Notes for Applicants October 2020 ( PDF , 624.8 KB )
  • Values and Proud to Lead ( PDF , 335.6 KB )
  • Relocation ( PDF , 2.8 MB )
  • NWSSP Recruitment Services Privacy Notice ( PDF , 345.5 KB )
  • NWSSP Hire to Retire Privacy Notice ( PDF , 222.0 KB )
  • NHS North Wales - The Right Choice ( PDF , 3.6 MB )
  • Welsh Language Matrix ( PDF , 134.3 KB )

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