Executive Director - Finance and Governance

Yorkshire Housing

Yorkshire / Flexible

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    Yorkshire / Flexible

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  • Expiry date

    20 April 2021

  • Client

    Yorkshire Housing

Ref: GSe71909

This is an opportunity for an exceptional Executive Director to join us at an exciting time in our growth plan.  We’re looking for someone who passionately believes that finance is an enabler and will bring the strategic vision to help us achieve our considerable ambitions.

We want everyone to have the opportunity to live in a quality home they can afford. We already own and manage nearly 20,000 affordable and social rent homes, with a clear plan to develop 8,000 more by 2030. We’re looking to new ventures, new partnerships and new mergers to help our customers, our business and the region.

Our growth will make the Yorkshire Housing pound go further. By investing in people, processes and technology, growing our in-house repairs, improving our services and maximising our assets, we can put more money into developing more properties and improving our services.

Proud to be more than just a landlord, we aim to consistently deliver a great experience for our customers and be an organisation that people aspire to work with and for. Quite simply, we want to become one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking organisations in the country.

A key member of our Executive Team, you’ll ensure that we keep progressing by driving change whilst also embedding robust financial and risk management. Our Group has huge potential, and you’ll lead a complex financial framework, applying strategic, commercial thinking to enable us to achieve exceptional outcomes for our communities.

Our people, culture and values are central to our success. You’ll work in our unique, agile and flexible way that encourages a better customer and colleague experience. Having advanced your career in social housing or a comparable regulated business, you’ll be a current or aspirant Executive Director who wants to join a customer-focused, forward-thinking organisation. We look for people who are curious, think differently, have impact, and above all make things happen.

If you’d like to have a confidential conversation, please call our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Nick Roberts on 07393 013697 or Simon Wing on 0113 416 6773. The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Tuesday 6th April 2021.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Tuesday 6th April 2021 - 9am

Long listing
Friday 9th April 2021

Preliminary interviews
w/c 19th April 2021

Short listing
w/c 3rd May 2021

Following Shortlist

Final panel
Mid May 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.