Chief Finance Officer and ICS Finance Lead


Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

£six figure package



Before applying for this position, please ensure that you read the guidance document ‘Applying for a Career with Dorset CCG’ available in the ‘Documents’ section below. This advert may be closed at any time prior to the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received and therefore you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once your application form has been submitted you will receive an automatic notification from NHS Jobs to confirm that your application has been successfully received by us. All further communication from us regarding your application will be sent via your NHS Jobs account; therefore you should ensure that you regularly check your NHS Jobs account and your emails following your application. We will contact all candidates to confirm the outcome of their application.

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group part of the Our Dorset wave 1 integrated care system (ICS). The group is one of the largest in England, serving a population of over 800,000; has 80+ member GP practices constituting 18 Primary Care Networks and a NHS Providers family of Foundation Trusts. Recent local government reforms in April 2019 give us the opportunity to form new partnerships with our two new unitary authorities covering rural and urban Dorset.

In Dorset, we have a national reputation for change, established through our clinical services review, acute hospital reconfigurations, services built around integrated communities and the best technology and workforce innovation. We are committed as partners to see that Dorset continues to benefit from safe, high quality and sustainable services in the future.

The financial challenge in Dorset is significant but we are well placed with a system track record of excellent financial control and a community of finance leaders working together though a system collaborative agreement and shared control totals. The retirement of our CFO now enables us to extend this record of robust, highly effective leadership.



We are seeking applications from individuals who can bring leadership, challenge and extensive experience to the Dorset system. Individuals who can bring a fresh perspective and able to draw on relevant experience and insight to provide authentic leadership and challenge to Dorset.

You will be financially and politically astute, highly knowledgeable on the changing health financial landscape and be able to influence and lead within the county across organisational boundaries, as well as regionally and nationally. You will be seen as the point of financial expertise, giving confidence to Dorset’s Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body, the wider Dorset System Leadership Team, NHS England & NHS Improvement, and above all the people of Dorset. You will provide inspiring leadership to the ICS finance community as Chair of the system’s Finance and Operations Group, actively seeking to bring leaders together to tackle service challenges in order to deliver the shared vision for Dorset.

You need only apply if you can bring a strong and comprehensive financial leadership record and are able to demonstrate your abilities to work as part of our Governing Body and financial system. Above all, you must demonstrate a passion to sustain, improve and future proof the health and social care provision in Dorset.

In return, you will be rewarded with a career opportunity that is tailor-made to prepare you to lead the future of integrated care, a highly competitive six figure salary, relocation assistance and an opportunity to showcase what can be achieved across a system as part of an ambitious and exciting opportunity to transform health services in Dorset.

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion we therefore encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

Closing date for applications is 7th July 2019

Assessment and interview w/c 29th July 2019

Our Mission

Using our clinical understanding, we strive to lead continuous improvements to health and care services in Dorset. Our key mission is to support people in Dorset to lead healthier lives, for longer.

This mission sets out our ultimate purpose. It defines what we must aim to achieve every day, through every decision and every interaction we have as an organisation. It also incorporates our vision statement. Our mission statement is explained as follows:

  • 'Supporting people' reflects our role of commissioning services for those who fall ill and in preventing illness in the first place. It also recognises the need for us to support people to manage their own health and to work with them to do this successfully.
  • We have a duty of care for all people while they are 'in Dorset' - not just Dorset residents.
  • 'Healthier lives' is the ultimate outcome we are aiming for. It reflects a need to prevent illness (e.g. through education), as well as recognising the need to provide timely services for everyone.

As a clinical commissioning group we have a responsibility as leaders within the health economy. Our unique position as clinicians also allows us to view things differently.

We already have an excellent health service in Dorset but, excellent services can still, and must, be improved to reflect a continually changing economy and society. By using our clinical understanding and different perspective we can drive continuous improvements, not just in health care but across all services within Dorset.



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Tim Goodson

01305 368901

Job Reference

Reference: 467-CCG-148.19

Closing Date: 07/07/2019

Interview Date: 31/07/2019