Head of Development Finance & Analysis

Clarion Housing Group
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£66065 - £79278 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Corporate Services, Finance
Head of services
Full Time
Organisation Type
Developer / builder
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Job Details

Salary: £66,065 - £79,278 per annum plus £5,000 car allowance

Location: Manchester

Hours: 36 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

We're looking for a bright, energetic individual to take 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, with a focus on the Central, North and South West regions.

You'll pro-actively support the Deputy Development 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, deputising for the Deputy Development Finance Director as and when required. You'll also be responsible for managing a regional Senior Development Finance Analyst.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Liaison with external advisors and colleagues in Development, Treasury, Tax, Company Secretariat, Legal and Finance to ensure major projects are appropriately structured and the impact on the Group's financial position is fully understood.

  • Assessment of the financial and commercial risks of investment proposals, application of sensitivity and scenario analysis and identification of potential mitigating actions.

  • Involvement in key strategic projects in Manchester, Leeds and York.

  • Support negotiation with vendors, agents, potential partners and other external parties.

  • 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.

  • Supporting the Development Finance and Analysis team's review of financial appraisal tools to ensure that these remain up to date and appropriate to support business growth.

You'll have the following skills & experience:

  • A CCAB or equivalent qualified accountant with proven experience in property based investment finance and a thorough understanding of the market.

  • 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.

  • The credibility and track record to gain the trust and respect of external partners and colleagues including the senior executive and non-executive team, and an ability to influence decision making in the business.

  • A thorough understanding of housing, with demonstrable experience in the financial modelling of complex multi-tenure schemes and the ability to immediately add value in relation to the Group's portfolio.

  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to deliver change as part of a wider senior management team.

You'll be highly skilled and have a deep understanding of the technical, risk, commercial and strategic issues and implications arising from complex investment decisions.

This is a brilliant opportunity for someone with a strong development finance background to join a fantastic team working for the largest housing association in the UK. You'll be highly strategic and analytical, whilst also very hands on.

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021 at midnight

In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this advert early.

For further details on this vacancy, please click 'apply' to visit our website and download a copy of the role profile.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship. You are required to reside in the UK for the duration of your employment.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want Clarion to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Clarion an inclusive place to work.


Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group comprises the country’s largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.

The Group’s housing association, Clarion Housing, is committed to providing good customer service to all its residents and to maintaining its homes to a good standard - investing significantly in improving them each year.

Its development target is to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years and the Group will invest £13 billion on meeting and delivering on this target.  Two thirds of the programme will be affordable and developed by Clarion Housing, while homes for private sale are delivered and marketed through development company Latimer by Clarion Housing Group.  The proceeds from sales are invested in our social purpose.   

The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people.

Building homes. Developing futures.

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