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Business Planning Manager

Lincolnshire Housing Partnership
Boston, Lincolnshire
£52,643 per annum
Closing date
16 Nov 2021

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Corporate Services, Finance
Full Time
Organisation Type
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Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity available as a Business Planning Manager to join our team working on a remote basis with occasional travel to Boston​. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £52,643 per annum.

Lincolnshire Housing Partnership is a 12,500 home landlord on a mission to provide great homes in strong communities across Lincolnshire.

With a recent regulatory upgrade to G1 the completion of a governance effectiveness review, a new corporate plan in development, delivery of key digital transformation projects and accreditation with Best Companies as Ones to watch you know you’re joining an organisation that has ambition.

Having recently reviewed what LHP needs from treasury and business planning to support the delivery of our corporate objectives we are now recruiting a permanent roles to report into the Head of Finance:

The Business Planning Manager Role:

This role has accountability for effective and reliable financial modelling and planning in support of the shaping and delivery of the Corporate Plan and effective decision-making, primarily using Brixx software.

You will have in-depth experience of working with Brixx in a social housing environment to develop robust business plans and will be able to interrogate and challenge such plans to ensure they are robust. You will also have knowledge and experience of financial planning and analysis and analytical techniques.

Our agile working policy means that the role can be done remotely with occasional travel to Boston, Lincolnshire.

In return for your work, we can offer:

  • An attractive benefits package including generous leave entitlement and access to the Social Housing Pension scheme
  • A cash plan health scheme, Agile working, An Employee Assist Programme, an Active Events Team
  • Access to retail discounts and other perks through Westfield Health
  • Access to a comprehensive Corporate Training Programme supporting employee learning and professional development
  • An Employee awards programme

Key responsibilities as our Business Planning Manager include:

  • Preparing long term financial business plans to support the requirements of the funders, regulators and Board
  • Operation of Brixx forecasting model providing output and analysis for including in reports to ELT, Board and external
  • Reviewing the financial business plan based on each quarter’s financial performance and producing timely and accurate reports for the relevant meetings as required
  • Liaising with Finance Business Partners to understand the cost and income profile in selective areas
  • Liaising with Property Services Directorate regarding long term development plans and long term component replacement strategy
  • Understanding and applying appropriate working capital assumptions to the business plan on Brixx
  • Liaising with Centrus on stress testing scenarios
  • Supporting the Executive Director of Finance in securing agreement from ARC for stress testing
  • Executing stress testing, providing analysis and commentary on the results
  • Supporting Executive Director Finance to establishing mitigating actions from stress testing and in working with ELT to agree on these
  • Running 'what if analysis' on initiatives, options appraisals, development plans and business cases, analysing and reporting on results (including the impact these have on stress tests)
  • Oversight of development appraisals and assumptions to ensure reflect current BP

What we’re looking for in our Business Planning Manager:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Experience of working with Brixx in a social housing environment
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to develop robust business plans and to be able to interrogate and challenge such plans to ensure they are robust

Closing date: Monday 1st November 2021

Interviews: Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th November 2021

If you believe you are the right candidate for the role as our Business Planning Manager, then please click ‘apply’ now! We’d love to hear from you!


About us

Lincolnshire Housing Partnership – LHP was created in April 2018 following the merger of two established Lincolnshire social housing providers who have come together to create a new 12,700 home landlord providing affordable rental and shared ownership homes as well as a range of services to help support people and communities.

By coming together, we are combining our strengths to achieve more, creating a more resilient organisation, with the capacity to invest more in existing and new homes. Taking advantage of our size, we’ll also be able to improve efficiency and value for money, while still putting customers and our employees at the heart of our decision-making.

What we do

Covering the whole of the historic east coast of Lincolnshire, LHP provide affordable rental and shared ownership homes as well as a range of services to help support people and communities.

As a charitable community based organisation, we channel profit back into services and projects that benefit you – our customers and local neighbourhoods.

Working for us

We offer a range of career opportunities and encourage our colleagues to develop their skills with tailored training programmes.

We also offer an attractive benefits package including generous leave entitlement, a cash plan health scheme and recognise the importance of a work-life balance.

We’ve made great strides since merger and are now ready to launch our culture change transformation programme, which will see positive change to the way we work and the services we deliver.

To access our careers page please use the following link:

Find Us
0345 604 1472
Westgate Park
Charlton Street
North East Lincolnshire
DN31 1SQ
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