Finance Director

House of Lords

London location with potential for flexible working

  • Location

    London location with potential for flexible working

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government, Regulation

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Salary from £90,500, plus pension and benefits

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    15 April 2019

  • Client

    House of Lords

Ref: GSe52658



This is an outstanding opportunity to take a senior strategic leadership role in a truly unique organisation at an exciting time of unprecedented change in political and public life.



We are the House of Lords Administration, and our 635 talented and committed staff provide the administrative and logistical support for the House of Lords to work as an effective second chamber of the Parliament of the UK. As a member of the Management Board, the Finance Director will play a vital role in shaping our strategy, leading our business and determining our culture. They will be responsible for day-to-day and strategic finance leadership alike, driving transformational change and continuous improvement – to systems, processes and culture – both within and beyond the finance function.  With a team of 45 and managing a budget of £3m in the Finance Department and around £250m for the Administration as a whole, the Finance Director will lead on financial planning and management, investment planning, appraisal and governance, and provision of effective advice and support to the Accounting Officer and Member Committees.  They will, moreover, be accountable for a bicameral team responsible for procurement and contract management support for the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Parliamentary Digital Service.

You are an outstanding, collaborative and inclusive leader, who will be compelling, comfortable and credible working with Boards, Committees and a wide range of senior stakeholders, both within and outside the House. Your communication skills are exceptional, your political antennae sophisticated, and your capacity to balance support and challenge in a complex space second-to-none. You will apply these qualities and more to deliver sustainable change and service improvement to our finance function, combining strategic overview with first class operational experience. You will bring, too, considerable and proven track record leading and managing a high-performing finance team in complex organisation, together with exposure to business planning, advising on/leading large programmes or projects, and significant experience of investment planning and appraisal in line with business objectives. Equally important will be your ability to influence, advise and inspire at all levels.


Advert Closing Date 5pm, Monday 15 April
Longlist Meeting w/c Monday 22 April
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySanderson From w/c Monday 22 April
Short List meeting w/c Monday 6 May
Interviews Wednesday 15 May
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation by no later than 5pm on Monday 15 April. 

  • A CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A statement of suitability (no longer than two A4 pages) setting out how your knowledge, skills, experience and personal qualities meet the essential criteria as set out in the person specification above.
  • A completed Equality Monitoring Form – this will appear onscreen when you submit your application. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

If applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), please complete the form on this website when you complete your application. 

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours please email Emma Clark at

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2019.docx
Contact details
Matt Malone: 0113 205 6063