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Associate Director of Finance

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£78,192 - £90,387
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Nicola Shaw
020 7747 4948

About Us

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health and physical health services to adults and children across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We provide NHS community, mental health, dementia and learning disability services to approximately 450,000 people and most of our services are based in local communities, enabling care to be provided as close as possible to where people live. Our clinical services are organised into localities and our quality achievements are underpinned by a strong track record of successful service and financial delivery. We have wonderful staff whose drive and commitment is outstanding and unfailing during the most difficult circumstances.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • Improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities by working in partnership and creating opportunities for our citizens.
  • Provide safe, high quality, timely and compassionate care and support, in local communities wherever possible, and informed by experience of people who use services.
  • Make Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a great place to work in health and social care.
  • Working efficiently so health and care funding give maximum benefits.
  • Create the underpinning infrastructure and capabilities that are critical to delivering high quality care and support.

As Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust navigates the new ways of working with our ICS partners and a post-Covid world, it is crucial that the right level of expertise is available at the Trust and the Associate Director of Finance will play a key role in this journey.

The Role

Working with the Deputy Director of Finance, the Associate Director of Finance will act as the operational lead for the Trust’s Financial Planning, Financial Accounting and Contracts functions, providing professional leadership, and supporting the associated Teams in the formulation of Trust and departmental financial and business development strategies.

This is a key role in the senior finance team and will work closely with the wider Trust board members and Executives to ensure that highly specialist and robust financial and business advice and information on the income and expenditure, cash planning, capital programme, contracted activity and other key financial metrics are delivered.

About You

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Be a qualified accountant with significant experience working in a large, complex organisation and ideally an understanding of the current NHS Agenda specifically focused around financial control, contracting and financial planning processes.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable experience of leading and engaging with finance and other corporate functions to develop a mature and rounded service.
  • Be financially and politically aware, bringing a high level of NHS knowledge on the delivery of good financial control and financial governance ensuring that an effective service is delivered; deputising for the Deputy Finance Director as appropriate
  • Be a strong leader able to communicate well with your peers and team members and have resilience to adapt quickly to changing priorities and demands from internal and external stakeholders and the wider health economy.

In return for your hard work and dedication you will enjoy a wide variety of benefits including:

  • Band 8D salary package £78,192 - £90,387 dependant on experience
  • At least 27 days holiday each year and a generous NHS pension

For a candidate pack which contains a job description and full details on how to apply, please contact our retained consultant Nicola Shaw at Morgan Law on 07554 443 877 or to apply please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 19th September

Interview date: 1st October