Executive Director Finance and IT

Accent Group


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  • Job type


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive Salary and Benefits

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  • Expiry date

    13 September 2021

  • Client

    Accent Group

Ref: GSe77359

We are Accent Housing. We provide homes where they are most in need and do everything we can to improve people’s lives through safe, secure, quality affordable homes. Our 22,000 homes are spread over the North, East and South of the country, and are home to over 41,000 residents and their families.

Our new ‘Building Better Futures’ strategy highlights our plans to build at least 1,500 affordable rented and low-cost home ownership homes by 2024, and we will look at every opportunity to build even more, to help even more people in need. In addition, we are investing in our existing properties to make sure they offer our residents the very best in living standards to make them a home for life.  

We live and breathe our values – we are Smart, we are Driven, we are Caring and we are Inclusive, so it’s essential that you are too. Working in close partnership with the Chief Executive, the Board and Executive Director colleagues on organisation-wide issues, this is a role with considerable potential for impact, providing leadership for key aspects such as treasury, ICT and value for money. We are moving forward at pace, and as a key member of our Executive Team you’ll help ensure that we grow through sector-leading financial performance and a focus on delivering the best possible customer outcomes.

You’ll be an exceptional and ambitious leader looking to undertake a broad and influential role. It’s a very positive time to join us and your results-focused, strategic approach will be valued as we continue to grow. Energetic and commercial, with a professional accountancy qualification, you’ll bring experience from organisations of comparable scale and complexity along with a track record of capitalising on opportunities to enable growth, helping us make a lasting difference to our residents’ lives.

If you require a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Simon Wing on 0207 426 3976 or Nick Roberts on 07393 013697. The closing date is 9:00am on Monday 13th September 2021.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 13th September 2021 - 9am

Long listing
Monday 20th September 2021

Preliminary interviews
Completed by 6th October 2021

Short listing
Wednesday 13th October 2021

Assessments & 90-minute Validation Call
Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October 2021

Informal Meetings
Friday 15th October

Final panel
Monday 18th October 2021

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable - Please note, we have a tight turnaround between the Shortlist meeting and Final Panel date so please make time to complete Psychometric Assessments and a 90 minute Validation Call with our Assessor on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email contactus@gatenbysanderson.com


  1. Exec DIrector Recruitment Letter.pdf