Chief Executive


The post is notionally based at Trust Head Office but the post holder will be equipped and expected to work agilely across the whole of the organisation

The Chief Finance Officer is one of the executive directors of the Board, sharing collective responsibility and accountability with all directors for strategic planning, corporate policy-making, the delivery of strategic objectives and Trust performance, including meeting the ongoing Terms of Authorisation as an NHS Foundation Trust and operating in accordance with the compliance regimes established by NHSE and all NHS regulatory bodies. The post holder is expected to fulfil his/her statutory responsibilities, including Mental Health Act compliance, as a Board member he/she advises the Trust Board and Board of Governors, as appropriate, on matters relating to the operational delivery of services across NELFT within the post’s remit, working with the Chair, the Chief Executive and other directors.

The Chief Finance Officer will be required to ensure that the Trust meets the financial targets, including working within the overall revenue and capital allocation. The post holder will work within the three integrated Care Systems (ICS) North East London (NEL) Mid and South Essex (MSE) and Kent as well as the collaboratives of which NELFT is part to secure financial sustainability and create value through partnership working and influencing.

The Chief Finance Officer will support the development and delivery of the Trust Strategy and will be responsible for developing the financial strategy for the Trust to support the board in achieving these aims.

The Chief Finance Officer will have direct responsibility for the finance, procurement and digital informatics and performance teams and will ensure that they support the overarching aims and objectives of NELFT.

The Chief Finance Officer will pro-actively promote and embed a fair, compassionate and just culture of diversity, equality, inclusion and human rights amongst all of the elements of the organisation within the post’s remit and more widely amongst all Trust staff; role-model appropriate behaviour, treating staff, patients and service users with dignity, fairness, equality, respect and autonomy; and work to ensure that the operational leadership of NELFT reflects the diversity of the communities that the Trust serves.