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Job Details: Associate Director of Finance

  • Specialism:
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Sector:
  • Acute
  • Salary:
  • VSM
  • Job Type:
  • Permanent
  • Location:
  • Yorkshire & Humberside
  • Reference:
  • ZA/18740

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest and busiest acute hospital Trusts in the UK. They are a regional and national centre for specialist treatment, world renowned for research and clinical trials and also the local hospital for Leeds. They have some of the world’s leading clinicians working in their hospitals and the most advanced and innovative medical technology. They have an overall income of around £1billion so that they can provide local and specialist services for their immediate population of 770,000 and regional specialist care for up to 5.4 million people.

Their vision and values are defined by ‘the Leeds Way’ which outlines their objective to become the best specialist and integrated care trust in the country. The strength of ‘The Leeds Way’ is that it has been created by their staff who have taken ownership of their values and ensure they live them day to day. To support this vision they have also developed in partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute, ‘The Leeds Improvement Method’ and this now underpins all work across our Trust. 

In order to achieve this vision, they realise the need to retain and attract the country’s best talent to support them. They recognise that when their people are engaged, well trained, well led and supported, they provide better services, see a positive impact on patient outcomes and an improvement in financial efficiency. With this in mind, they are now seeking to identify and appoint an Associate Director of Finance.

The post-holder will report into the Deputy Director of Finance and will support the Deputy in leading and developing the Trust’s financial management team, which includes Management Accounts, Income, Costing and Reporting. In addition to this they will also play a key role in leading the Programme Management Office, ensuring it is able to deliver high quality advice to Clinical Service Units to identify and deliver Waste Reduction Plans.

Alongside occasionally deputising for the Director of Finance and for the Deputy Director of Finance in their absence, the post-holder will lead on aspects of Trust-wide financial performance, short and long term planning and financial sustainability for this complex c. £1.2bn turnover organisation. This will include attending and presenting at the Board sub-committees on a range of financial issues. 

We are looking to attract an outstanding candidate with the skills, experience and attitude to be able to support us on our continued journey towards excellence. As the Associate Director of Finance you will be a key member of the Trust’s leadership team and will work with senior leaders and Board members across the organisation and beyond.  


The Application and Recruitment Process


Applications will close on: Sunday, 6 May


Shortlisting interviews will be held on: Monday, 14 May


Final interviews will be held on: Monday, 21 May


This post provides the opportunity to join an organisation at the forefront of transforming and shaping the country’s healthcare services. It will also present the successful candidate with the opportunity for future career progression and would be an excellent post for an aspiring Director of Finance.

If you like what you have read and would like to join them on their exciting journey, then we would welcome your interest and application. For a confidential discussion please call Neil Fineberg and Joe Joyce at The Finegreen Group on 0345 130 4006. To request a copy of the briefing pack, please email Applications are by CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to:

The Finegreen Group are an established leader in executive search and senior appointments in the healthcare sector. Finegreen are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in its own polices, practices and procedures and in those of their partners.

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