Senior Head of Investment
We're seeking a Senior Head of Investment (Finance) to make a mark in our newly merged housing group. As Senior Head of Investment, you'll pro-actively support the Investment Finance Director in providing high level advice and strategic guidance to Group and subsidiary Boards and the Investment Committee on all matters of development finance and investment.
You'll lead finance responsibility for major new investment opportunities (organic development, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, major regeneration scheme tenders and other growth routes) providing end-to-end transaction support. You'll also contribute to and shape the development of business strategy, ensuring that risk and return are identified and clearly communicated to senior decision makers.
As leader of the Financial Investment senior management team, you'll ensure a strong financial framework is in place to support effective procurement, implementation, and risk management of Clarion's development investment programmes and strategic business development opportunities.
We'll rely on you to ensure that ongoing finance, tax and control risk are effectively managed across Clarion's major project portfolio, as well as carrying out in-depth assessments and options analysis including exit routes and related feasibility assessment and impact on the Group's financial planning.
You'll take the finance lead, interrogating external financial appraisals of investment opportunities and also reporting analysis to the senior management to inform negotiations.
What you'll be doing:
- Presenting investment decisions to the Investment Committee and Group Boards.
- Negotiate with vendors, agents, potential partners and other external parties.
- Work as a key member of major investment bid teams.
- Liaise with external advisors and colleagues in Development, Treasury, Tax, Company Secretariat and Finance to ensure major projects are appropriately structured and the impact on the Group's financial position is fully understood.
- Assess financial and commercial risks of investment proposals.
- Project management of key aspects of each transaction as required.
- Production and review of supporting financial models and integration with Group and subsidiary level planning, reporting and accounting as appropriate.
To be successful in this role, you'll be a CCAB or equivalent qualified accountant and already have proven experience in property based investment finance.
You'll need a strong track record in the 'end-to-end' financial management of complex, multi-party transactions, particularly negotiation and structuring as part of a wider commercial team.
You will also have a deep understanding of the technical, risk, commercial and strategic issues and implications arising from complex investment decisions.
In return we offer you a competitive salary and generous benefits package in a supportive environment, with plenty of scope for your career advancement.
If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you.
Closing Date: Wednesday 24th January at midday
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About Clarion Housing Group
Clarion Group formed in 2016, following the merger between two of the country's largest housing associations, Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing Group.
With over 125,000 homes we are the country's largest housing group.
We attract and connect people and experience across every aspect of housing.
We plan and build.
We support people and invest in creating platforms for thriving communities.
Clarion Housing Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.