Director of Corporate Finance

London & remote
Competitive salary plus generous benefits
16 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

We’re one of the largest G15 housing associations, providing services to over 77,000 customers across more than 30,000 mixed-tenure properties in in the South of England. We’re a successful, forward-thinking organisation ranked within the top 50 Best Companies to work for in London, as well as the top 100 best not-for-profit organisations in the UK!

The Group has an annual turnover exceeding £200mn and over £2bn of assets. Our activities span landlord services, supported housing and care services, community investment and the development of much needed new homes through our strategic partnerships with Homes England and the GLA.  

Maximising the financial capacity of the Group on an ongoing basis will be a key requirement to support the delivery of the Group’s corporate objective to provide more homes for those in housing need and to help tackle the housing crisis in London and the south-east.

We’re looking for a talented individual to join us as the Director of Corporate Finance to lead our Corporate Finance function.

Reporting into the Executive Director of Resources, the Director of Corporate Finance will develop and maintain the Group’s capital structure, lead liquidity and cash flow planning, lead on the Group’s long term financial planning and ensure investment and development decisions are financially sound and effectively structured.  

Managing relationships with the Group’s funders, investors, rating agencies and the regulator is key to this role, taking the lead in investor relations to ensure the Group remains a credible and strong counterparty over the long term.

As a pivotal member of the senior leadership team, you will engage with the Executive Team, Finance Committee and Group Board members delivering and presenting corporate finance related information and providing regular reports and recommendations as required.

You’ll be based at our modern, vibrant office in Farringdon, the buzzing yet cultural area of London which is centrally located and easy to access via various means of transport. However, we offer the flexibility for agile working to allow you to work from home too, so we’ll provide you with the necessary mobile working equipment.

Experience in a similar role at Director level with strong leadership skills to be able to support and motivate direct reports is needed, supported by a relevant professional qualification (CCAB, ACT or equivalent).

The ideal candidate will have worked in social housing, financial services or other relevant industries. Adept at managing relationships with external and internal stakeholders, you’ll have a wealth of knowledge in the corporate finance space and be a confident, analytical and tactical decision-maker with the ability to plan strategically.

You’ll need to be flexible to work outside of business hours when required and have the ability to travel independently throughout our other sites of operation when required.

You can view the full job details including the job description and person specification on our careers page or you can request this by email to for the attention of Nikkie Harris.

Please apply by submitting your CV and supporting statement to before the closing date of noon on 28th June 2021. Your supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria as set out in the person specification of the role profile and should not exceed more than 1 double-sided A4 page.

We’re working hard to sustain a culture where “it’s ok to be you”, and we do recognise that in our current management profile there is under-representation of individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) backgrounds. We are therefore committed to ensuring diversity in all levels of roles in the Group and actively encourage candidates from these backgrounds, as well as across the equality spectrum.

As a Disability Confident employer with disabled-friendly offices and remote working opportunities, we will happily make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process to help you. If you need additional support with your application due a disability, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

If this opportunity sparks your interest then take a look at our website to see why Southern Housing Group is a great place to work.

Closing Date: Noon 28th June 2021

Interview Date:  1st stage – 5th July 2021          2nd stage – 12th July 2021