Following my recent appointment as Chief Executive at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, I am determined to build on the legacy created over the last five years and to further develop UHMB as a great place to be cared for; a great place to work.
I am looking for an inclusive, committed and passionate Director of Finance to join the Executive Team and to support me in delivering this.
You will need to work closely with Executive and Non-Executive colleagues on the Board of Directors, and ensure that you build and maintain excellent relationships with our community and primary care leaders and colleagues as we embark upon a critical phase in our journey to improve the integration of health and care services for the benefit of our population in the Bay.
The role of the Director of Finance is crucial as we develop the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP); one of the most advanced in the Country. You will be part of a cohesive team working closely with our nine partner organisations (BHCP), to deliver more integrated primary and secondary, physical and mental health, health and social care services across the geographical area.
I need an innovative and highly credible Director of Finance to play a key role in ensuring integrated, sustainable, localised health and care services across the Bay. Reporting directly to me, you will have prime responsibility for financial strategy, ensuring that the Trust achieves its financial targets and statutory financial duties, and for developing performance reporting arrangements across the Trust. You will also act as Joint Chief Finance Officer for the ICP, supporting the delivery of the triple-aims for Morecambe Bay.
To be successful in this pivotal role, you must have a true passion for improving the standards of health care, reflect the same values of our Trust and a desire to develop a culture of inclusion and informed decision-making across all functions.
With a proven track record of success at a senior level within an NHS environment, you will need to demonstrate you are a commercial thinker who is able to work collaboratively with a strong Trust Board. Due to the specific challenges facing the Morecambe Bay health economy, you will have extensive experience of dealing with financial turnaround and/or managing in a challenging financial context and the ability to build partnerships and alliances both internally and externally.
I look forward to you joining me on this journey.