Head of Financial Planning (Housing)

Estuary Housing Association
Southend-On Sea (Flexible Hybrid Working)
Up to £70,000 per annum depending on skills & experience + excellent benefits & essential
09 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Financial Planning (Housing)

Southend-On Sea (Flexible Hybrid Working)

Salary Up to £70,000 per annum depending on skills & experience + excellent benefits & essential car user allowance of up to £1,478 per annum

Permanent, Full Time 


We’re seeking a passionate, experienced professional to lead, develop and manage the Treasury and Financial Planning team. In this vital role you will oversee the Estuary’s debt portfolio and provide guidance to the wider Finance team who actively influence operational financial decisions, shaping strategy and the direction of the business.


You’ll need to feel comfortable being the Association’s expert in the following areas:-

  • Overseeing the 30-year business plan taking into consideration any current and future corporate activities, and ensuring the plan is appropriately funded. 
  •  Supporting the Chief Financial Officer by ensuring decision making is well informed by appropriate analytics, identifying risks and mitigation options.
  • Development of our Brixx model as an effective management tool.
  • Develop, lead and manage Estuary’s treasury strategy, ensuring the business plan is adequately funded in accordance with Treasury Policy. 


To be successful in this role you must:

  • Be a qualified Accountant with significant post qualification experience.
  • Have a sound understanding of the challenges facing the housing sector, and the regulatory and legal frameworks we operate within.
  • Have experience of Financial Planning – ability to model and stress-test various scenarios using Brixx software.
  • Have extensive business planning experience in the social housing sector.
  • Possess Treasury experience and / or an appropriate Treasury qualification. 
  • Be a natural coach, with the ability to lead and manage through others and develop the team and other colleagues to perform to their best. 


Values-based recruitment

Estuary has a value-based recruitment policy which means our selection process is aligned with our core values of Excellence, Care and Innovation - this ensures that, when recruiting, we find the right person with the right values and expected behaviours for the job, who will strive to provide excellent services to the people we support. This supplements our requirements for essential and desirable skills, knowledge and abilities for each role.


Safeguarding & Recruitment

Estuary is committed to safeguarding and practices safer recruitment standards and expects all staff to share the commitment to safeguarding children and people with care and support needs. The successful applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.


Diversity & Inclusion

At Estuary Housing Association we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work and everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive organisation, where individual differences are respected, where staff, people who use services, as well as their families and carers, are treated with dignity and on the basis of their merits, abilities and needs, and where everyone has a fair opportunity to fulfil their potential without suffering discrimination or disadvantage.


We’re currently working remotely and expect to be returning to our offices in some capacity during summer 2021.  At that stage, we will also be starting a trial of hybrid/agile working across the business and we are happy to discuss flexible working options at the interview stage.


Closing date: 2nd August, 2021 

Interview date: Week Commencing Monday 16th August, 2021