Company: The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Uxbridge



£66,520 – £77,340 a year

The Trust only accepts applications made through this site, please register when you click APPLY at the end of this advertisement. The Trust is able to offer hospital accommodation, pension scheme, on-site nursery (through third party provider), together with salary sacrifice schemes (including child care vouchers, ride to work) and a range of national and local staff discounts (subject to availability).

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Head of Financial Services

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute and specialist services to the residents of Hillingdon, and to those living in the surrounding areas of Ealing, Harrow, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, giving a total catchment population of over 350,000 people. Hillingdon Hospital is the only acute hospital in Hillingdon and provides elective and emergency services including a busy Accident & Emergency Department and Maternity Unit. The Trust also provides some diagnostic, elective inpatient surgery and outpatient clinics on our Mount Vernon site. The Trust employs around 3,500 staff with an annual revenue budget of £250 million.

The Head of Financial Services is responsible for the provision of advice and information, interpretation of policy, implementation of changes and the management of all aspects of the Trust’s financial services function including production of annual accounts and monthly and quarterly returns, technical accounting, payment of suppliers, collection of income, cash management, payment of staff (payroll), charitable funds, capital accounting and provisions. The post holder is part of the senior finance team and is expected to contribute to the wider finance agenda.

This is a key role where considerable autonomy is given to interpret policies, national guidance and accounting standards, to support clinicians and managers at all levels of the organisation with service planning, good financial management practice, effective utilisation of resources and financial control.

The successful applicant will work closely with our Financial Management teams who provide sound financial support to our Divisional Management teams.

Applications are invited from qualified accountants with excellent communication skills. You must be customer focussed, with the ability to constructively challenge and create positive and effective working relationships within the Trust and our key stakeholders and regulators.

Interview date: W/C 2nd December 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Stephen Jones, Deputy Director of Finance on 01895 279515, or via email at

We welcome applications from overseas. Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, 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. The UK Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

Once a sufficient number of applications have been received the vacancy may be closed prior to the published closing down date. All contracts are issued under Agenda for Change Terms & Conditions of employment and all posts are subject to appropriate job matching or evaluation process, where indicated. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community to ensure our workforce is representative of the population. Please note that all candidates at risk in London and going through the NHS London Redeployment scheme are to be given priority as part of the recruitment process where their application meets the essential criteria for the role.

Please note: If you do not meet the requirements for the role or have specific registration where required then your application will be automatically rejected.

If you do not hear from within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume you are unsuccessful.

The Hillingdon Hospital will use the information provided primarily for the purposes of managing your employment within the Trust.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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