Group Director of Finance and Resources
Group Director of Finance and Resources - The Barnet Group
Colindale, North London
Up to £133,000 + 10% bonus + 10% flexible benefits
This is an exhilarating time to be joining The Barnet Group. As one of the first local authority trading companies to be created, we have blazed a trail in terms of growth and innovation in the housing sector and beyond and are ambitious for more. We have grown from 250 employees to over 800 and now manage over 15,000 properties in addition to delivering the Council’s homelessness service and housing options. We also have Your Choice Barnet, providing specialist care and support to adults with a range of mental and physical disabilities as a subsidiary of the TBG. We have a turnover of around £80 million and are well into our 320 home development programme with most of these homes being delivered through our Registered Provider, Opendoor Homes.
We have a stretching but supportive culture and an excellent relationship with both the Council and the Board. The future of TBG is secure and we are in our 4th year of the ten-year management agreement for Barnet Homes.
The Group Director, Finance & Resources is a member of the Executive Team and will play an active role in the strategic leadership of TBG, as well as being responsible to the Board for all finance, HR, IT and Corporate Governance matters. This will help shape our strategic direction, maximise our opportunities for growth and ensure the sustainability of the business. We are looking for an innovative, people-focused, fully qualified and experienced senior finance professional with experience of working in a regulated sector. In return, this position offers a unique opportunity to take a leading role in a forward-thinking and growing organisation. You will lead a team with a track record of high performance in a challenging, fast-paced environment, and become part of a culture that prizes development in all.
A qualified accountant Significant experience at senior management level within a complex environment, including substantial budgetary responsibility and evidence of driving forward an innovative, high quality service
Sound knowledge of current and future challenges facing housing and care as well as an understanding of public services’ issues and sensitivities, particularly including financial challenges
Self-motivated, innovative and with a high degree of personal drive, but with the sensitivity to retain the support of others.
Able to establish and sustain trust and confidence with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, promoting and representing the organisation positively and professionally at all times.