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Chief Finance Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is the UK's pre-eminent paediatric centre and one of the top five children's hospitals in the world. We are renowned for delivering outstanding specialist and sub-specialist clinical services to children and young people across the UK and from overseas.

Working in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health, we support the largest centre in Europe devoted to research and postgraduate teaching in children's health. Our mission is to provide world-class care through putting the child and their family at the centre of everything we do.

Following the appointment of the current post holder to an international CFO position, there is now an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional individual to complement the current Board. Working closely with the Chief Executive, Professor Peter Steer, and Chairman, Sir Mike Rake, the CFO will contribute to the ongoing development of GOSH and shape future service provision with internal colleagues and external partners.

As CFO you will drive forward our strategic ability to plan and deploy resources in the most effective way possible, identifying commercial opportunities for the Trust's future development. You will ensure strong financial leadership and control are in place across all of the Trust's activities so we can maximise the value extracted from all services, whilst maintaining patient safety and quality. You will bring strong commercial judgement and a passion for the design and delivery of safe and effective clinical services within a resource finite setting. With a track record of success and working at Board or senior level, we welcome interest from candidates with current NHS or healthcare experience as well as those in the wider public and commercial sectors who are able to establish immediate credibility in this portfolio.

Candidates must demonstrate:
- Strong senior finance experience, with an ability to command credibility and to constructively challenge internal and external partners
- A demonstrable track record of financial management and delivery in complex organisations with a strong solutions focus
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, able to engage wide audiences and influence across a complex range of settings
- Business acumen to support our growth in activity and create innovative commercial partnerships
- Significant experience of executive and strategic leadership

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For a confidential discussion on the role, please contact our retained advisors at Harvey Nash - Frank McKenna, Managing Director of Healthcare, or Thomas Patterson, Head of Healthcare Research on +44 (0)20 7333 1516. Closing date for applications is Sunday 18th February 2018. To apply please email your CV and covering letter to: quoting reference HN258350.