Assistant Director - Finance & Corporate Services

South Essex Homes


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    08 December 2020

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    South Essex Homes

Ref: GSe68713

South Essex Homes was formed in 2005 as the local housing management organisation for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. We currently manage approximately 6,500 homes and, along with our commercial subsidiary, employ over 220 staff.

Over the past decade, South Essex Homes has evolved. We have worked hard to improve our services, increase satisfaction and involve residents very much at the heart of our business. As a leading provider of services in our region, we want use our strengths and make the most of our capabilities to deliver positive outcomes and we have ambitious growth plans to increase the number of homes and services we provide.  These plans require us to think and act a bit differently, so we are looking to attract the best talent to help us on this journey.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, we are looking for an experienced and aspiring Finance professional who has led modern, agile, solutions orientated finance and corporate services teams and who will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the South Essex Homes finance function. 

We want strategic thinkers, socially but commercially minded individuals, with the energy and drive to make a real difference.  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 South Essex Homes.  This will be a challenging but rewarding role and for the right person a role which could be career elevating in an established and growing organisation. If you would like to be part of our journey, we’d like to hear more about you. 

For an informal confidential discussion, contact our advisers at GatenbySanderson, Rosie Gunn on 020 7426 3998, Delicia Coutinho on 07741 264 892 or Simon Wing on 020 7426 3976.

Closing dateFriday 4th December 2020 - 5pm
Long listingThursday 17th December 2020
Preliminary interviewsw/c 21st December 2020
Short listingTuesday 5th January 2021
AssessmentFollowing Shortlist
Final panelThursday 14th January 2021
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.