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ARK Housing Association Ltd
The Priory
Canaan Lane

Tel for applications - 0131 447 9027

Email for applications - recruitment@arkha.org.uk


Head of Finance

Edinburgh | ARK Housing Association Ltd
£47,332 -

Closing date

28th July 2019, at 5pm

Salary and Employment Details

ARK is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life.

Job Title:                              Head of Finance

Location:                              The Priory, Canaan Lane, Morningside, Edinburgh

Salary:                                   £47,332 (under review) plus car allowance

Job Description

As part of the Senior Leadership Team the Head of Finance will provide high quality business and financial information, analysis and advice in order to enable enhanced decision-making and improve business performance.  In addition, you will provide strategic operational leadership to ensure ARK’s financial and operational objectives are met. 

Your functional role is to lead the Finance team to develop, deliver and embed financial strategies to build an ARK culture that aligns to our values and aims and which will achieve sustained high performance.  Integral to this role is the provision of accurate and timely financial performance analysis and to develop Finance options that enable the SLT to take forward operational strategies.

The post holder requires to be self motivated, committed, with excellent interpersonal, organisational skills and team management skills and have a clear perception of the contribution which effective business and financial management can make to the fulfilment of ARK Housing Association's objectives.

The position requires the post-holder to be able to operate at a strategic level with appropriate decision-making and problem-solving skills, and with a firm professional ethic.  Motivational team leadership and team development abilities are necessary with a positive commitment to the Values of the organisation and continued professional development for self and others.  Strong organisational, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills are prerequisites.

Your role also has designated responsibility for ensuring ARK complies with the requirements of the Scottish Housing Regulator, OSCR, HMRC and Companies House.

The role of Head of Finance reports directly to the Finance Director and will deputise for the Finance Director as required.

A relevant qualification is essential. In return we offer a range of benefits.

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For an application pack and a full job description, please visit our website HERE, contact Reception on 0131 447 9027 or email recruitment@arkha.org.uk quoting the job reference.

Closing date:  Sunday 28th July 2019  

Please no agencies

Please note that first round of interviews will be held w/c 5th August 2019, with second round held w/c 12th August 2019.

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