Head of finance

Salary: c£68,000 – subject to skills and experience 

Hours of work: 37.5 hours a week over five days

Hybrid working for the foreseeable future with regular attendance to the office at least 2 -3 days a week at our office in Hampstead, north London

The Royal Free Charity is seeking an ambitious and talented head of finance to join their finance team.

The role

The head of finance will report to the director of finance, property and operations.

The finance department has been on a journey to transform the charity’s financial processes and systems. This journey continues and the head of finance will play a pivotal role in this journey.

We have a long way to go, and candidates should see this as an exciting, positive prospect. There is a great team that is committed and supportive and face the challenges shoulder to shoulder. The work ethic of the whole team is second to none.

The successful candidate will be part of the charity’s business managers group, playing a critical role in business planning and delivery. They will also hold the key relationship with the charity’s external partners, such as its bankers, investment managers, advisors and some regulatory bodies.

The team

The finance department is structured around two strands; financial control and strategic finance with the prior responsible for financial accounting, compliance, audit process management, policies, balance sheet control and taxation, the latter strand is responsible for financial planning, performance reporting, treasury management, property operations, value for money and investment appraisals.


The Royal Free Charity stands at the threshold of its most important period of development.

Our vision is for everyone served by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) to have access to world-leading healthcare, delivered by a thriving workforce, and driven by medical research that has a global impact. We support the 10,000 staff of the RFL and their 1.6 million patients across Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free hospitals and more than 30 NHS services.

Through the services we provide, and the programmes and equipment we fund, we make a profound and immediate difference to patients’ experiences of care.

Recruitment process

To apply for this post, send to [email protected] your:

Please note, that applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered for this role. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to complete an Equal Opportunity From.



Closing date for application Monday 16 September 2023, 5pm

Interview date to be confirmed

You must be eligible to work in the UK

As an equal opportunities employer, the Royal Free Charity is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Royal Free Charity.

  • 25 days’ per year plus 3 days end of the year rest period between Christmas and New Year (business closed during the festive time) and the UK bank holidays. (or the pro rata equivalent for part-timers) which will increase to 30 days after 5 complete years of continuous employment (or the pro rata equivalent for part-timers).
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Complementary therapy massage
  • Indoor bicycle parking
  • Blue light card
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in service
  • London credit union
  • Enrolment into the pension scheme
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Other benefits

Should you require more information regarding this post, please contact our office at 020 7472 6677.

Find out more about working life at the Royal Free Charity in our short video: https://youtu.be/mVQ0Bcj-ftk