Glory Park Avenue, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0DF, UK
This is a very exciting time to be joining Paradigm Housing Group. With 14,500 properties, we are making the most of our many opportunities in a challenging but rewarding environment. We have a clear and ambitious view of where we are as an organisation and where we need to get to; providing more homes for people who need them by running an efficient and successful business.
An opportunity has arisen for a positive and proactive Senior Finance Business Partner (Housing Operations) to join us. Using your exceptional skills and expertise, you will develop and provide insight as to the business status, performance and strategic direction, driving value for money (VfM) across the business.
Ensuring a provision of a comprehensive accounting, monitoring and reporting
service to the Operations Directorate you will also support other Finance Business
Partners and Management Accounts team in the provision of wider accounting
and associated services. Further to this you will provide proactive and expert financial business advisory service to the functions within the Operations Directorate.
Effective communication and liaison skills are required to have the ability to partner with the Executive Director of Operations and Heads of Service within the Directorate. You will communicate financial and non-financial targets and results, providing analysis, developing metrics and KPI’s.
Success in this role will be achieved by applying your analytical skills beyond the traditional finance function and bringing them to bear on a range of business issues. The ability to listen, interpret, influence, negotiate, inspire and challenge are all vital to the role.
With a professional qualification in accounting (CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CIPFA), you will possess post-qualification financial experience, with strong knowledge of management accounting theory, in particular business strategy and project controlling.
You will need strong financial modelling techniques and analytical skills with advanced PC skills (MS Excel and PowerPoint) and the ability to adapt to new systems and applications quickly. This challenging role would suit a highly organised individual who can thrive in a fast moving and ever changing environment without compromising on quality. Knowledge and experience of the Affordable housing sector would be advantageous.
This is a great opportunity to join us at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the future success of our business.
At Paradigm, we work hard, strive for excellence, in return we offer a great place to work an attractive range of benefits such as Health Cash Plan, Bonus potential, competitive Pension options and 25 days Holiday on starting in addition to 3 days closure at Christmas as well as supporting flexible ways of working. We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we work in.
Shortlisting will be conducted in line with the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification.
Interview date: Week Commencing, Monday 28th May, 2018
Paradigm Housing Group provides a wide range of housing and support services throughout the South, East Midlands and London. The group has been involved in social housing since 1988; Paradigm Homes (formerly Chiltern Hundreds) Charitable Housing Association Limited was the first large-scale stock transfer to take place in the country. The Group also includes Paradigm Commercial plc, Paradigm Maintenance Limited and Paradigm Development Services Limited.
The Group has a turnover of £101.2 million (2011/12 £74.8m) and total net assets of £973 million (2011/12 £916m).
Our 411 staff currently manage 12,844 homes (2011/12 12,456), however Paradigm is more than just a housing provider, it provides a range of care and support services to over 30,000 people. Our stock portfolio contains a diverse mix of tenures including; general needs, sheltered accommodation, affordable rent, shared-ownership (part buy-part rent), key worker housing, Foyer accommodation, supported housing and some private rental.
Paradigm has retained its preferred development partner status after having its four-year development offer accepted by the HCA This means that we will continue to provide new affordable properties to meet the current acute shortage of homes. Our housing development programme is expected to provide approximately 450 new homes in the coming year.
Paradigm is committed to developing sustainable homes and communities that have minimal impact on the environment. Birchway eco-community in Hayes, for local people on Hillingdon's housing register, has been completed and has won several awards. This is the first large-scale affordable housing project to attain Code Level 5 for Sustainable Homes in London and in the south. All our developments meet Code Level 3 and several large schemes are built to Level 4.