Associate Director of Finance – Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services


Associate Director of Finance – Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services




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Associate Director

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Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) is one of the country’s largest, most respected and welcoming NHS Pathology networks. Our friendly, supportive and open culture makes this a unique place to work supporting great patient care.

BSPS is a joint venture between five NHS Trusts – Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, Frimley Health, Royal Surrey and Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trusts, and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Our network has a clear vision to be clinically led and patient centred, providing a highly motivating environment for our people and enabling them to create an outstanding Pathology Network, delivering the very best outcome for our patients. The complete service model is based on a multi-site strategy, which delivers both routine and specialist in-house testing whilst providing timely results to patients.

Job overview

We are looking to appoint a highly skilled, motivated, and engaging leader to fulfil the senior role of Associate Director of Finance. As a key member of the Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) senior team, our Associate Director of Finance will be responsible for our organisational budget (circa. £115 Million) and provide strategic leadership to our finance function. You will lead on all aspects of BSPS wide financial performance, short- and long-term planning and financial sustainability for this complex c. £115m turnover organisation. This will include attending and presenting at BSPS Executive meetings, the BSPS Board (as required) and Finance and Investment sub committees on a range of financial issues. The Associate Director of Finance leads the management of the BSPS Finance team and may attend Trust Audit Committees and Finance Performance meetings as required.

This is a key role in providing direction and support to ensure a coordinated approach to financial and commercial performance across our organisation and providing financial expertise in terms of budgeting, costing and business planning and development.

Main Duties of the Job

The successful candidate will be experienced in leading financial performance and sustainability in a complex network environment, be technically and intellectually strong and able to provide strong professional leadership for the financial staff within BSPS. As a strategic leader, you will develop and lead the finance function in support of the

overall strategy and direction of BSPS and its partner organisations.

You will have responsibility for implementing an annual contracting strategy and “horizon scanning” for any potential bidding and service development opportunities for BSPS and undertake research modelling and collation of information to support the Executive Team to reach “bid” or “no bid” decisions.

As a senior member of the BSPS leadership team, you will be able to demonstrate an innovative approach and clear focus on driving continuous improvement across the finance function and beyond, while embedding a supportive, high-performance culture.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our organisation, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We especially welcome applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage, LGBTQ+ communities, and from people with lived experience of disability.

For further information on the role and how to apply please contact our Executive search partners at Hunter Healthcare via Finn McNulty on 07966 006091 or


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