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Band 8c
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Employer type
Finance Delivery Unit
£67,064 - £77,274 per annum
Salary period
17/04/2023 23:59

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Assistant Director - Finance Delivery Unit

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.



Job overview

Assistant Director – Finance Delivery Unit

The NHS Wales Finance Delivery Unit is recruiting an Assistant Director role, who will be a senior finance professional and a key part of the Unit’s senior leadership team. You will be joining an innovative and award winning team that is passionate about delivering value within NHS Wales and supporting financial sustainability and improvement across the system.

As the profile and reputation of the Finance Delivery Unit has grown since its inception, so has the demand for our expertise and insight. It is an exciting time for individuals with drive and ambition to join the team with a growing work programme, agenda, and opportunity to make a difference within NHS Wales. The team is based in Bocam Park, Pencoed, however as the Unit operates across NHS Wales there is the potential to explore remote working options and flexible working arrangements.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The role will have significant freedom to act, and as part of the senior team will operate at a strategic level with a number of Directors of Finance, executives from NHS Wales organisations, Welsh Government policy leads, national and international stakeholders, national clinical leads, and other NHS Wales teams such as the Delivery Unit and NHS Collaborative. The Finance Delivery Unit is passionate about people and professional development, with an ambitious development programme for the overall team and all team members. 

Working for our organisation

This role is an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their skills and experiences across a broad and exciting national agenda.

From 1 April 2023 (Improvement Cymru / NHS Wales Collaborative / Delivery Unit / Finance Delivery Unit) will become part of the NHS Wales Executive

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your responsibilities will be in providing senior leadership to specific elements of the Unit’s portfolio, which include:

  • Providing the direct organisational liaison role to a number of NHS Wales organisations
  • Lead on behalf of the unit the delivery of the national value based healthcare programme support and lead key programme areas in support of the value finance leadership group.
  • Lead on behalf of the unit the support and development of key areas of national policy and development such as Mental Health
  • Providing the lead finance support role to Welsh Government policy leads on key NHS programme areas such as Planned Care Recovery
  • Leading on behalf of the Unit the relationship management and learning from key external stakeholders such as the World Economic Forum

If you are a highly motivated, experienced, and qualified finance professional with a strong demonstrable background in financial management, performance, intelligence, and delivery then we would be keen to hear from you and welcome your application.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • CCAB/CIMA Qualified & Member of Professional body, Educated to Postgraduate level or equivalent, Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
Desirable criteria
  • Programme / Project Management qualification, Evidence of personal research into a clinical, managerial, financial area

Experience and Specialist Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience, working at a senior level in a large complex organisation, Proven experience of developing and delivering financial management services successfully for a large organisation.
  • Minimum of five years experience as a senior finance manager within the NHS
  • Record of effective contribution to the development of business strategy, Experience of planning and implementing long-term development programmes.
  • Experience of strategic thinking at a senior level, Ability to influence at all levels and a highly strategic thinker
  • Proven track record of successfully introducing service improvement or successful management of significant organisational change in a complex environment, Participation in significant change management projects
  • Significant experience of working with staff, their representatives and professional organisations, Demonstrable success in building, leading, motivating, managing and developing teams
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of Turnaround & Intervention approaches and delivery, Demonstrates expertise in specific professional areas
  • Good knowledge of NHS Wales finance regime, including a thorough understanding of organisations financial duties, responsibilities and governance requirements, Good understanding of the concepts of Value Based Healthcare

Skills & Ability

Essential criteria
  • Ability to analyse and appropriately present often highly complex information, Highly tuned analytical skills, including ability to identify key issues from a range of complex financial data, Able to interpret complex qualitative and quantitative information and provide advice to senior leaders
  • Ability to communicate excellently both verbally and in writing in a manner which is clear, fluent and persuasive
  • Self-motivated and committed to developing self and team members, Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload and that of the team to operate effectively, Ability to work independently to a specified remit, ensuring agreed deadlines and deliverables are met
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills, displaying credibility, influence and political acumen, Proven ability to achieve targets and objectives within a demanding and pressured environment against challenging deadlines.
  • Standard keyboard skills
  • Sound judgement, decision making, and organisational skills, Able to interpret legislation and guidance as appropriate to the role.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability and confidence to constructively challenge and support senior NHS staff and their teams
  • Ability and confidence to demonstrate leadership across NHS Wales on driving improvements in financial planning and financial management

Other Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Must be mobile and able to travel locally and nationally, emotionally intelligent, politically astute & high level of intuition, work collaboratively & build relationships effectively, resilience & reliability under pressure, with an appetite for challenges, with a high level of personal integrity
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh and a full, clean driving license


Essential criteria
  • Appropriate attitudes with a high level of professional ethics and integrity, Enthusiastic, Committed, Proactive, and Innovative

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Stop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveCorporate Health StandardsDisability confident leaderCore principlesArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingEmployer pledge demonstrating a commitment to change how we think and act about mental healthPrentisiaethau Apprenticeships2022 Stonewall Top 100 EmployerRefugee Employment Network

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Green
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Deputy Director
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