Head of Finance
London - Up to 74,000 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 30 January 2018

Lewisham Homes is an ambitious organisation set up to improve housing in the borough. We currently manage 18,000 homes for Lewisham Council, run our own successful repairs service, are building new homes for the Council and finding valuable ways to invest in our local community.

Since being established in 2007 we have developed a successful housing management organisation, delivering surpluses that we invest in improving our business and the community. We have increased tenant satisfaction from 58% to 77%, brought the number of homes that meet the Decent Homes standard from 41% to 94% and have started building new homes in the borough. There is still so much to do, including taking full advantage of new technology, developing innovative services and placing our residents at the heart of everything we do. To help us achieve this we are looking for a motivated, driven Head of Finance with excellent leadership skills.

The Head of Finance reports to the Director of Resources and is responsible for leading the finance team on a day to day basis, ensuring the team is focused on supporting the organisation and looking to add value. The role will also play a key role in developing self-service business partnering across the organisation and supporting the modernisation of our digital services. Key responsibilities will include;

  • Leading on the preparation of the organisation’s Business Plan and 30 year financial plan, including the financial viability of our new build, property acquisition and asset management programmes.
  • Ensuring that financial and non-financial performance metrics support effective decision making and supporting Heads of Service in taking ownership of financial planning in their services.
  • Streamlining our financial services and delivering effective self-service digital solutions for service users
  • Supporting the Repairs Service with effective performance information and analysis and developing its Business Plan.
  • Ensuring the business maintains effective financial systems and reporting tools.
  • Working collaboratively with Heads of Service and Directors across the business to develop innovative solutions.

To be suitable for the role you need to be fully qualified with excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and challenge senior management. Proven experience of leading a finance team, looking at continuous improvement and adding value is essential. Previous exposure to the housing sector is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should email a CV with a covering letter (2 pages maximum) expressing their reasons for interest, and why they believe they are suitable to Lewishamhomes@allenlane.co.uk. For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Will Ryan on 020 3031 9635. 

Closing date for applications: 12th February.

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