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Head of Treasury

Hightown Housing Association
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Corporate Services, Finance
Head of services
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Job Details

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Treasury to join our growing Association. As a senior member of the finance team the role is responsible for delivering a first-class treasury management and business planning service to the Association.

About Us

Hightown Housing Association Limited is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Berkshire, providing a wide range of housing and support services for families and single people including people with disabilities. 

Hightown currently manages almost 9,000 homes and employs over 1,000 staff. The housing association has an annual turnover of £136 million and a development programme through which the Association will grow to 10,000 homes by March 2027.


About the role

Reporting directly to the Director of Finance, the role will manage and motivate the Treasury team ensuring that it runs as an efficient and effective service whilst fulfilling internal and external customer requirements.

Key to the role is managing the Association’s portfolio of over £850m of bank loans and capital borrowings, ensuring that accurate and up-to-date records are maintained, and excellent relationships are preserved with our banking and institutional investor partners.

The Head of Treasury is also responsible for creating and maintaining the long-term financial business plan for the Association and producing detailed sensitivity analysis and multi-variant stress-testing.


About you

You will be a subject matter expert and will drive continuous improvement in the efficiency, security and control of daily treasury and business planning activities.

Holding a professional accountancy qualification, (eg ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and ideally a treasury qualification (eg MCT, ACT) you will:

  • Be proactive with the ability to work to a general brief with minimal supervision
  • Have excellent financial analytical and treasury skills
  • Have experience of managing a loan portfolio in excess of £500m
  • Have experience of negotiating and managing loan agreements with banks
  • Have experience of arranging borrowings from institutional investors through the capital markets
  • Have the ability and experience to develop and maintain appropriate treasury systems procedures and internal financial controls
  • Have experience of building and maintaining complex business plan models
  • Be a great leader and able to manage and motivate staff to achieve high standards of performance



We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Salary of £95,000 based on a 35-hour week
  • Generous 33 days annual leave allowance, rising with service, (inc bank holidays)
  • Hybrid working (3 days office / 2 days home)
  • Monthly attendance bonus
  • Annual bonus based on performance
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Mileage paid for business usage.
  • Employee Assistance Scheme to support your health and wellbeing
  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary
  • On-site parking and gym
  • Blue Light Discount Card
  • Commitment to health & wellbeing with the Five ways to Wellbeing


Closing date:  31 May 2024

Interview date:  w/c 10 June 2024


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We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We are a Disability Confident Employer.



Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year.

We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We are a charitable association aiming to help people who cannot afford to buy or rent housing at market values. 
We currently manage over 7,000 homes (principally in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver around 450 new affordable homes each year.


Building homes. Supporting people.


  • Put residents and service users first.
  • Treat people with respect
  • Be cost effective
  • Don't compromise standards or safety
  • Develop passionate and committed teams


Hightown’s aim is to provide as many homes as we can at below market rates and a wide range of housing and support for people who are vulnerable and/or disabled. Hightown’s history over more than 50 years shows our continuing focus on our strong social purpose.

We are rated highly for financial and operational performance; and have a high grading from the Regulator of Social Housing.
Hightown is committed to retaining its distinctiveness and its reputation for making projects happen which demonstrate Hightown’s values and contribution to society.

We believe that, by developing decent homes and supporting individuals to live with confidence, independence and choice, our work delivers a tangible positive impact for local communities

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Company info
01442 292309
Hightown House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom

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