Chief Finance Officer

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire, England
Closing date :
Monday 2nd October 2023
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 2nd October 2023
Preliminary Interviews
w/c 16th and 23rd October 2023
Final Panel Interview
w/c 13th November 2023

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Rated as “Good” by the CQC, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides a range of mental health and community services, both inside and outside of hospital settings. Together with global, national and local partners, we conduct high quality and ground-breaking research into mental and physical health, supporting innovation to improve patient care.

With a turnover of £275million CPFT is a major employer and anchor institution within the communities we serve; and as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS, we partner with other providers in the region to ensure patients, service-users and carers receive the very best treatment and support. Our 4,500 staff serve a population of almost a million people and we are dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion.  We strive to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, our staff and members, to support and empower them to lead a fulfilling life; underpinning everything we do with our PRIDE values.

As one of the Executive Directors and a voting member of the CPFT Board, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) plays a critical role in all aspects of the Trust’s leadership, with responsibility for its financial management, for establishing sound financial policies, procedures and reports to enable effective financial management of both the organisation and for financial risk. Working collaboratively with Board colleagues to provide clear leadership to the Trust, the postholder will lead and develop the Trust’s financial strategy and management framework to ensure the future success of CPFT.

As a senior financial leader, you will already have solid experience of driving financial performance and establishing strong financial governance across organisations. We are seeking an inspirational and action orientated individual; a compassionate and inclusive leader able to motivate and empower people by demonstrating a true commitment to enabling change and taking the Trust forward as a lead partner within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS. Prior board experience is not a necessity, but we need someone who understands how to work in partnership strategically and has done so previously.

If your values match our own then we would love to hear from you. For more information please visit our recruitment website here: or speak to our recruitment advisors Serena Dobson and Jim Canning of GatenbySanderson:

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