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The Priory
Canaan Lane

Tel for applications - 0131 447 9027

Email for applications - gillian.gunn@arkha.org.uk

Contact for applications - Gillian Gunn


Director of Finance

Edinburgh | ARK
£70,944.01 - £70,944.01

Closing date

4th August 2021, at

Salary and Employment Details

Location – Ark Head Office, The Priory, Canaan Lane, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 4SG

Salary - £70,944.01 + Car Allowance £4,265.76

Hours – 37

Ref – HO06/DOF

Job Description

Ark is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. 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 and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.

An exciting opportunity has arisen as we seek to recruit a Director of Finance, based in Ark’s Edinburgh Office. The role of Director of Finance reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

The post holder will work with the Executive Team to drive Ark towards realising the aspirations of its vision and mission and ensure that the values of the organisation are explicit within and resonate throughout all behaviours and activities.

As a member of the Executive Team your primary role is to provide strategic leadership that delivers good governance for Ark Housing Association and Ark’s subsidiary companies, (Ark Services Ltd and Ark Commercial Investments Ltd), and to put in place risk managed strategic plans that will ensure the continued development of the organisation within operating models that are both viable and sustainable over the longer term.

The Director of Finance will be accountable for the Finance team and staff effectiveness through the development and implementation of people and organisational development policies, procedures, systems and processes. You will lead in determining and implementing the overall strategy for this function ensuring it is aligned to the values and aims of Ark and will achieve sustained high performance.

As a member of the Executive Team the post holder will have the responsibility for ensuring that Ark provides services and developments of the highest standard, that are safe, compliant and which are cost effective and responsive to the needs of the people we support and tenants. You are responsible for the proper safe guarding of public money as it is used in the pursuance of the organisations aims.

This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.

The aim of the revised business plans is to:

Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care;

  • Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers;
  • Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business;
  • Have in place leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business.



For an application form and a Director of Finance Recruitment Pack please visit our website - https://www.arkha.org.uk/current-vacancies/director-of-finance/

CVs will not be considered.

Closing Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021

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