Axon Resourcing Limited

Director of Finance

Competitive Salary
06 Jul 2018
20 Jul 2018
Claire Bayman
Accounting, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type

The Organisation

Plus Dane Housing is a housing association with a strong social purpose.

The organisation has approximately 13,500 homes in ownership across Cheshire and Merseyside with a net asset value in excess of £570M. We have recently been upgraded by the Social Housing regulator to G1 V1 status, demonstrating our drive for quality, financial stability, delivering customer service excellence and value for money across our services. The next stage of our journey will focus on transformation, driven by our Board.

As an employer, Plus Dane offers a range of excellent benefits to attract and retain the right people including generous annual leave entitlement, a contributory pension scheme and an investment in personal development. We also have a range of activities to support our colleagues with their health and wellbeing.

The Job

Plus Dane is seeking to appoint a Director of Finance to join its team to provide leadership and support to the finance function whilst playing a key role as a member of the Leadership team. The successful applicant will work with the Executive Director of Finance to lead on the development and successful implementation of strategies, business and financial plans for the organisation.

As the Director of Finance, you will be accountable for all performance including delivery against the corporate plan objectives and strategies related to the finance function.

You will also have overall responsibility for the production of management and corporate accounts and support the organisation to set and deliver against its budgets, ensuring all organisation assets and resources are used efficiently and effectively and delivered in line with the Value for Money Strategy.

The job holder will ensure the financial services provided to the organisation are appropriate to meet the needs of customers both internal and external, so you will need to be proactive in your approach to identifying growth initiatives, partnership working and taking the any external investment programmes forward.

Key focus areas of the job will include:

  • Leadership & management
  • Strategy
  • Performance management
  • Finances, budgets and resources
  • Treasury
  • Governance

The successful candidate will ensure that Plus Dane operates within all regulatory, statutory and legislative frameworks. Responsible for the identification and management of risks within the finance function, you will also support risk management activities across the organisation, providing expert professional advice to the Board, Executive team and the wider organisation.

The Person

Our ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with demonstrable experience of strong financial control and previous experience at director level in the housing sector. You will have proven experience of financial management, including development and monitoring of budgets for revenue and capital spend.

Proficient in the delivery of financial information, contract management and procurement, you will also be a strong leader of people, mentoring and supporting your team to deliver exceptional customer service whilst providing expert advice to the wider organisation.


This is an excellent opportunity to join Plus Dane Housing as it takes the next steps in its journey. If you have the drive and ambition to be part of a fast paced, high performing organisation, we would love to hear from you.

Please forward your CV for immediate consideration or call Claire Bayman on 07968 025239 for an initial discussion about this job.

Closing Date for applications will be midnight on Sunday 22nd July with interviews to be held on Monday August 6th 2018.

Axon Resourcing Ltd is acting as Plus Danes retained recruitment agency for this vacancy and all 3rd party CV’s will be forwarded to be reviewed by Axon Resourcing consultants for this vacancy.