Financial Risk Analyst

Either Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham or Bristol
01 Apr 2021
23 Apr 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation

We are looking for a Financial Risk Analyst to join us - the role can be based in either Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham or Bristol.

The Financial Viability and Assurance Team is a small team which plays a leading role in developing and utilising the regulator’s financial returns and datasets as well as preparing key publications such as the Global Accounts and Quarterly Survey of Registered Providers.The Financial Risk Analyst will play an important role within the regulator’s Business Intelligence function – maintaining and developing a suite of financial analysis tools which underpin the work of RSH as well as playing a part in producing some of the RSH’s key publications, including the Global Accounts and Quarterly Finance and Risk Survey reports.

The post holder will be responsible for providing high quality financial analysis that informs RSH’s understanding of the sector, contributes to future strategy discussions and helps to drive engagement with individual registered providers.  The role will include contributing to authoritative, sector-level, financial analysis including the production of some of RSH’s key financial publications as well as maintaining and developing RSH’s approach to financial viability regulation.  Tasks will include providing assessment tools, guidance and training to regulatory staff.

The successful candidate will hold a finance related degree, recognised CCAB accountancy qualification or commensurate experience.

The post holder will have a clear understanding of the principles of financial planning, financial modelling techniques, risk management, and of the financial issues facing organisations in the housing sector; with excellent IT skills, including an advanced working knowledge of Excel and strong data manipulation skills.

Closing date:  Friday 23 April, midnight

General Information:


Our staff are currently working from home due to COVID restrictions.

RSH’s core offices are in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, and Bristol.  Our posts can be successfully carried out from any RSH office unless otherwise specified in the job information.  We offer flexible working arrangements and staff can work from home for part of their hours.

Most roles involve some travel within England between our offices, and some roles also involve onsite visits to social housing providers.


Interviews will take place w/c 10 May 2021 and will be held via Microsoft Teams due to the current closure of RSH offices and staff working from home.

Benefits and Salary

We offer a range of excellent benefits; information is available on our website.

The salary for this role is a spot salary within the given range, which will normally be the minimum of the range.  Annual salary reviews are determined by the government pay award. In addition, when the probation period is successfully completed, a performance related bonus may be awarded, based on appraisal ratings at the end of the qualifying appraisal year.

Things you need to know

Application process

For more information on the role, please see the attached Role Profile.

To apply, please complete the online application form on the RSH careers site and provide a supporting statement, which will be used in assessing your application. Guidance on the application process is available on the RSH careers site

Blind shortlisting – We carry out blind short listing for all of our vacancies as part of our commitment to Equality and Diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.

We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, as part of disability confident commitment. 

As an equal opportunities employer we will ensure candidates who reach the bench mark from ethnic minority candidates will be selected for interview.

You should indicate on your application if you want to be considered under these options.  

Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

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