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Service Director - Finance

ema consultancy
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£90,500 plus final salary pension scheme
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Corporate Services, Finance, Government and compliance, Policy / Strategy, Homes and Asset Management, Business development, Executive & Senior, Senior management
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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WDH is a successful G1 / V1 accredited registered provider operating across the Yorkshire and Humber region and beyond. Our customers are absolutely at the heart of everything we do, and our dynamic customer service culture led to WDH becoming the first provider to achieve TPAS exemplar accreditation. Our vision is around the creation of confident communities where people want to live, stay and thrive and we provide a wide range of high-quality services which ensure that the opportunity to achieve this is available to all our customers. It’s an exciting and transformative time for WDH, as it is for the wider sector, and we are looking for people with the passion, drive and resilience to meet the challenges and maximise the opportunities ahead.

We now have an exceptional opportunity to join us in this business critical position. Reporting to the Executive Director of Resources you will be leading an experienced and high-performing team of 47. We completed the refinancing of our £520m loan portfolio in April 2020, which means that we’re able to set ambitious development targets. You will ensure that all financial appraisals and stress-testing is rigorous and reliable, maintain excellent relationships with existing and future banks and funders, and keep the Treasury Strategy under review. As well as leading on the production of our annual Business Plan, you will contribute to compliance with regulatory standards around finance, and will be the senior sponsor of our major IT investment programme in Finance.

You will be a qualified Accountant, and an effective, dynamic leader, skilled in delivering change, you will be a visible and influential member of the senior team both internally and externally. Values-led, you will be a creative thinker and able to build positive and productive partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders. Able to work flexibly and sometimes under pressure in a complex operating environment, you will bring a thoroughly outcome-focused leadership style, without ever losing sight of the importance of motivating and engaging colleagues on the journey. You will need to be professionally impressive, with vision, experience and ambition, and for the right person this will be an exceptional career development role.

Please visit  for more information. Alternatively, you can call our consultants at ema, Ian Robertson on 07947 126329 or Anne Elliott on 07768 027837.

Closing date: 12 June 2022.


ema consultancy is all about people – and the organisations they work in, and the organisations they lead.

We provide a range of services to ensure our clients attract, retain and develop talented people who match their values and culture.

We do this through a range of services, including pay and reward reviews, coaching recruitment for board and executive roles, learning and development support and structure recommendations following merger or other significant change.

You might need us as you are unsure of the best package to attract your next board chair, or perhaps as you are considering merger and need to understand what your ideal new employee structure should look like. You may be seeking support if a colleague has to take unexpected leave or a second expert opinion during difficult times such as disciplinary or employee relation issues. We can also offer quick turnaround upper and lower quartile benchmarking reports for individual posts.

Whatever you approach us for, you can be confident that we’ve been making a positive difference to our clients for more than 13 years. Contact us to see how we can make a difference to your organisation.

Find Us
01926 887272
13 Dormer Place
Leamington Spa
CV32 5AA
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