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Associate Director of Financial Management

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH)
London (Greater) (GB)
the 8D role has a range of £91,317-£104,122
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job title: Associate Director of Financial Management 
Directorate: Finance
Band: 8D 
Supervised by: Deputy CFO 
Type of contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5 
Location: London
Closing: 03/06/2024 23:59
Interview Date: 14/06/2024

Job overview

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for an Associate Director of Financial Management to join our Finance Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. 

The role will be responsible for leading the Trust’s monthly financial reporting (internal and external), leading and developing the Trust’s annual budget setting plan. To support, lead and develop the Financial Management Team and deputies’ for the Deputy Chief Finance Officer as and when required.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage the finance business partners and work closely with other divisional departments to ensure the successful delivery of financial management and business support.
  • To be responsible and lead all central reporting streams
  • To lead and be responsible for the production of the monthly reporting for Trust Board Level reporting, NHSI reporting, including collaborating with various stakeholders, finance business partners and finance teams to collate and verify the relevant information required.
  • To lead and be responsible for the monthly and annual reporting at a Trust wide level, setting timeline and expectations and collaborating with Finance Business Partners for detailed variance analysis and commentary. 
  • To proactively create, maintain and communicate the financial planning timetable to ensure the stakeholders in annual budget setting are aware of key milestones and submission deadlines
  • To support the Finance staff in the development of Better Value (BV) schemes and the financial modelling of service developments, ensuring that the information produced is robust, accurate and that plans are deliverable.
  • To ensure all timelines are met for the delivery of corporate tasks and objectives (internal and external reporting)
  • To be the Finance Representative in various committee and working groups, including Better Value schemes, expenditure spend, and be responsible for financial modelling the financial impacts of proposed schemes and business cases.

Working for our organisation

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women’s staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust’s mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the application link.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Our Always values • Always welcoming • Always helpful • Always expert • Always one team
Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace
Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training

Essential criteria

  • CCAB Qualified Accountant
  • Educated to first degree level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development


Essential criteria

  • Significant post qualification experience in a senior financial management position.
  • Experience in managing the introduction of new reporting systems.
  • Experience of strategic planning.
  • Experience of developing reporting systems and processes.
  • Staff management experience including motivation, recruitment, selection, appraisal and performance management.
  • Interpretation of complex financial and non-financial guidance and rules and successful implementation.
  • Able to demonstrate a history of working credibly at a senior level in a complex organisation.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of identifying change needs and successfully implementing change management.
  • Evidence of extensive budget setting experience in a complex organisation with competing priorities.
  • Sound understanding of the annual accounts processes as they would affect internal financial reporting.
  • Experience of developing business cases.
  • Experience of cost improvement programs.


Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent customer care skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex financial and activity information concisely and effectively to non-financial colleagues.
  • Financial analysis, forecasting ability.
  • Advanced reporting skills.
  • Excellent budget setting skills.
  • Able to interact credibly at a senior level in the organisation.
  • Excellent financial modelling skills.
  • Ability to motivate and lead staff.
  • Corporate and commercial awareness.
  • Proactive.
  • Good team player.

Please be advised that:
The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-4 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test. Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's health care, currently delivering the widest range of specialist care of any children's hospital in the UK. It is the only specialist Biomedical Research Centre for paediatrics, the largest centre in the UK for children and young people with heart or brain problems, and the largest centre in Europe for children and young people with cancer. It works in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), part of University College London, and together they form the largest paediatric research and teaching centre in the UK.

The hospital at Great Ormond Street is the only exclusively specialist children's hospital in the UK. It does not have an Accident and Emergency department and only accepts specialist referrals from other hospitals and community services. The population of children and young people served by the hospital is characterised by those with multiple disabilities and/or health problems and rare and congenital (present at birth) conditions. Many children and young people need the help of different specialist teams. Improvements in health care and diagnosis mean that many children and young people have dramatically improved survival rates and more therapeutic options than was the case 10 years ago. Sadly though, many of the children cared for at GOSH still have life threatening or life-limiting conditions.

The hospital receives over 255,000 patient visits (inpatient admissions or outpatient appointments) a year and carries our approximately 18,800 operations each year.

The hospital has 383 patient beds, including 44 intensive care beds (21 CICU, 15 PICU and 8 NICU). Many of the children and young people on our wards require high dependency care or are classed as ward intensive care, requiring one-to-one nursing.

Around 4,100 full-time and part-time staff work at the hospital. The ICH has around 600 staff. Many senior staff have roles in both organisations.

The hospital has approximately 50 paediatric specialties, the widest range of any hospital in the UK, which uniquely enables it to diagnose and pioneer treatments for children and young people with highly complex, rare or multiple conditions. It has 19 highly specialised national services.

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