Financial Director

Financial Director

Financial Director – 0.8 FTE 

Cranford Hospice Trust provide the best possible palliative care, education, support, and advice to the people of Hawke’s Bay – from Mahia in the north, to Takapau in the south. Our vision is to help people make the most of living and dying within a compassionate community. We provide specialist palliative care services.
Our Values  

  • Aroha (Compassion) – in all we stand for;
  • He Mātanga (Professionalism) – in all we do;
  • Rangapū (Partnership) -  together we can do more;
  • Auaha (Innovation) – so we move forward;
  • Hautūtanga (Leadership) – we set the standard in specialist palliative care.


About the Role

The Financial Director is primarily responsible for leading and managing the effective financial operations of Cranford Hospice Trust.  This role works closely and supports the Chief Executive Officer and other members of the Executive Leadership Team to ensure the smooth running of the hospice and that the organisation remains in a financially sound position.

The position holder will play a key role in the Executive Leadership Team, contributing to strategic development of services and quality improvement initiatives.  The successful candidate will be committed to people leadership, putting patients/people at the centre.  Actively managing risk including Health & Safety, using data to drive decision making, demonstrate visibility at the front line and promote Cranford Hospice Trust people and capability development.


Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic leadership
  • Budgeting and planning
  • Co-ordinating payroll systems
  • Organisational tax
  • Financial reporting
  • Lead management of creditors and debtors
  • Quality improvement and risk management
  • Oversight of policies
  • Land and building issues and maintenance
  • Information systems and technology across the organisation


Qualifications and Experience

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Chartered Accountant preferred
  • Member or associate member of CAANZ (desirable but not essential)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, ideally with broad health experience including all aspects of Financial Management


This position has negotiable hours (ideally 32hours per week) and there will be times when flexibility with hours and days of work will be required.


We support diversity in our staff, and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and Pacific peoples and encourage you to apply.


For a full copy of the job description and/or to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Caitlin Doran, People and Culture Advisor on