Executive Director Corporate Services

United Welsh

Caerphilly, South Wales

  • Location

    Caerphilly, South Wales

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    £103,000 (Negotiable)

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    11 July 2022

  • Client

    United Welsh

Ref: GSe86077

United Welsh is an independent business with a strong social purpose providing housing and related services in South Wales. Our mission and purpose is clear – we are here to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society, building strong communities and in doing so helping our staff and tenants reach their full potential.  We are committed to meeting the challenges faced by our communities head on; tackling poverty, providing more genuinely affordable homes, minimising our carbon footprint, investing in a greener future, and challenging inequality at every turn.

It is an exciting time to join the United Welsh Group. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our team has never lost sight of our primary purpose to support and enable the people in our homes and communities to live the best life they can, and we have ambitious plans for our future.  Together our Board, Executive Team and staff are passionate about working innovatively to achieve our mission of building homes, creating communities and transforming lives.

As our new Executive Director Corporate Services, we are looking for someone who will join our executive leadership team to provide excellent leadership and share our belief that a truly customer-focused services makes a positive difference to people every day, whilst never shying away from the difficult conversations that we must have to ensure we keep doing the right thing.  We want to hear from ambitious professionals with a background in finance within the housing sector. You will ensure that we keep progressing by driving change whilst also embedding robust financial and risk management. Equally important is a strong understanding of the key relationships with funders, stakeholders and partners, as well as how these are managed. You will be driven, highly professional, and totally aligned with our values. In return we offer the opportunity to join a great organisation with a highly committed Board and a team that has the potential to make a significant impact across the communities we serve.

For a confidential discussion, contact our advising consultant at GatenbySanderson, Simon Wing on 020 7426 3976 or Elise Kanareck on 07803 208258.

Closing date: Monday 11th July at 9:00am. 

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 11th July at 9:00am

Long listing
w/c 18th July

Preliminary interviews
w/c 25th July, w/c 1st and w/c 8th August

Short listing
w/c 15th August

Assessments and Informal Meetings
w/c 22nd August

Final panel
w/c 29th August

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.
  • 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