Advert - Finance Director

Letchworth, c£95k

First Garden Cities Homes (FGCH) is a new housing association formed from an amalgamation of Welwyn Garden City Housing Association (WGCHA) and Howard Cottage Housing Association (HCHA), owning and managing over 2,000 properties in the locality with a turnover of £17m.

As well as their own unique interests and identities, each organisation brings to the amalgamation a very successful track record of delivering high quality housing. With a combined 170 year history, there is a wealth of experience and knowledge of the housing sector, as well as a shared commitment to build on these strong foundations.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, we are looking for an experienced and aspiring Finance professional who will initially provide strategic leadership and oversight of the FGCH finance function and be able to widen their remit into a resources wide role, doing more in the future to support our aspirational organisation. Importantly you will have proven leadership skills, values that align with ours and you’ll want to help us to continue to succeed.

It is a fascinating time to be involved both in the social housing sector and with FGCH. This will be a challenging but rewarding role and for the right person, a role where there is room to develop your skills in an established but also ambitious and growing organisation. We have clear objectives in relation to our growth plans and how we aim to capitalise on the potential created by the merger.

The role brings people management responsibilities, so you must be able to demonstrate success in coaching and supporting a team, and experience of applying the levers of behaviour and culture change.

We offer a supportive and flexible working environment, including options to combine an office presence with working from home, and flexibility on working hours where the role allows. If you would like to be part of our journey, we’d like to hear more about you.

For an informal discussion and to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Zoe Wortley on 07711 811222.

Closing date: 12 noon - 25th January 2021

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