Deputy Chief Finance Officer – North London Mental Health Partnership


Deputy Chief Finance Officer – North London Mental Health Partnership





Role Type

Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Start Date


End Dates

July 11, 2024





At North London Mental Health Partnership (NLMHP) our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at North London Mental Health Partnership you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how NLMHP values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Job overview

We are looking to speak with compassionate, inclusive leaders who have an excellent track record of managing large and high performing finance teams. You will be partnership led and committed to equality for all. You will evidence your role in leading the delivery of successful annual accounts, development of business planning and bring proven experience of making improvements across financial performance for both operational and strategic purposes.

In return, you can be part of the exciting journey towards creating one new North London NHS Foundation Trust and you would be part of an upward journey in which there will be full support to help you reach your full potential.

Main duties of the job

We have an excellent opportunity to join our organisation as part of the Senior Leadership team, as Deputy Chief Finance Officer. As Deputy Chief Finance Officer (Deputy CFO), the postholder will be accountable for the day to day running of the Chief Finance & Investment Officer portfolio, including financial performance and financial sustainability at our Trusts, as well as Procurement, Contracts, Counter fraud, strategic transformation programmes and, Estates and Facilities, ensuring a high-quality provision of service to the Trust whilst they strive to deliver long term financial sustainability and improve health inequalities while providing high quality patient care. The post holder will deputise for the Chief Finance and Investment Officer, dealing with the Trust Board and Committee matters, as well as both internal and external stakeholders.

Working for our organisation

The North London Mental Health Partnership (NLMHP) – a partnership of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)– was established in 2021 to better support our service users, carers, staff and partners to improve the mental health of everyone in North London. Since 2022 we have had a single Executive Team, and we launched our North London Mental Health Partnership Strategy in May 2023. In July 2023, the Partnership Board agreed that coming together to create one new Trust is best for our staff, our communities and our service users.

We are proud to provide services from over 50 locations across five boroughs. Our locations range from major mental health and community hospital facilities through to clinics, care homes, people’s own homes and prisons. As an anchor institution across our five Boroughs, we need to lead by example in creating a culture of belonging where all our colleagues feel safe, ensuring that our systems and processes are just and fair and making sure that our diverse communities are well-represented in our leadership. We know that by addressing inequality we will be best placed to recruit and retain a diverse and talented workforce, and as a result deliver the very best care to the population we serve.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our Trusts, 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.

Person specification


CCAB,CIMA qualification
Degree Level qualification
Approximately 10 years post qualification relevant experience


Experience as Deputy or Associate/ Assistant Director of Finance
Expert Knowledge of the NHS financial framework
Experience of the financial planning process

Management & Leadership

Ability to establish rapport with colleagues
Significant staff and teams management experience

Candidate Information Pack


July 11, 2024

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