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Position title
Non Executive Director - Finance

Our client a leading housing association in the South East are seeking a non-executive Director to join their board with Finance Expertise.

The time commitment is expected to be 2 days per month on site.


Strategic thinking and direction:
• Influences the development of vision and strategy
• Delegates responsibility effectively to the Executive and other employees
• Is sensitive to the political, economic, social, and technological external impacts upon the business
• Anticipates and understands risk and consequences at a strategic level
• Identifies opportunities and brings forward new ideas for business strategy and organisational effectiveness
• Encourages creativity, is open to new ways of working and able to adapt flexibly to change

Analysis and understanding:
• Demonstrates clear analytical intellect
• Assimilates and understands complex data, evaluates options, and understands different perspectives
• Understands the sensitivities of key assumptions in business propositions
• Satisfies themselves of the integrity of financial information and risk appraisals
• Identifies and manages risk and its appropriate mitigations
• Has the confidence to challenge and asks questions appropriately, and keeps to an appropriate level of detail
• Brings an original perspective to discussions

Decision making:
• Shows sound, independent judgement and original thought
• A demonstrable level of financial literacy appropriate to the fiduciary role
• Supports the collective ownership of decisions
• Actively participates in decision-making with objective analysis, alongside reasoned and rational judgement
• Prepared to take difficult decisions based on accurate, measured risks
• Respects and is open to the views of others in discussion

Communication and interpersonal skills
• Engages effectively with key stakeholders as an ambassador of the organisation
• Builds and maintains good relationships based on personal credibility and integrity
• Communicates clearly and persuasively, listens and takes account of the views of others
• Challenges without appearing aggressive and is prepared to say what people may not want to hear
• Works with integrity
• Aware of own strengths, weaknesses, and motivations
• Gets to know individuals and their aspirations

Customer focus and organisational ethos
• Committed to Housing Solutions’ vision and values in supporting people in housing need
• Focused on the aspirations of residents in the development of homes and services
• Welcomes the views of residents in decision making
• Supports the development of a positive organisational culture and upholds our values
• Values successful partnership working with organisations that add value to the work of Housing Solutions
• Ensures commitment to equality, promoting and demonstrating leadership in relation to equality, diversity, and inclusion

Team working and development
• Engages and constructively contributes to meaningful debate
• Supports a strong team spirit and able to work collaboratively
• Works with the Executive team in productive working relationships built on mutual respect
• Adds clear value to the work of the Board
• Demonstrates commitment to the Board and its committees, is reliable, punctual, and fully prepared
• Supports others, praises achievements, and celebrates success
• Open to learning and development, for themselves, employees, and the Board

In addition to the competencies outlined above we look for all our Board members to bring:
• Strong Board-level experience as an executive in organisations of relevant scale and complexity; and
• Knowledge of corporate governance and regulatory matters


Qualified Accountant - ICAEW/CIMA/ACCA


FD Capital are a leading recruiter for senior finance roles within housing associations

Financial Controller
Interim Finance Director - North West
Employment Type
Beginning of employment
1st November 2023
Duration of employment
Public Sector
Job Location
South East
Working Hours
Base Salary
£7525 Per year
Date posted
October 9, 2023
Valid through
November 30, 2023
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