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Job description

Homes England is the Government's housing accelerator, with the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change and meet the Government's ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year.
We are using our land, money, powers and influence to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes - accelerating delivery in areas of greatest demand and helping create great places to live. Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes.

The Role

To deliver against these aims aims we're building a different kind of public service and the CFO will be critically important in making this happen. It is a hugely challenging strategic leadership role and one of the biggest financial jobs in the housing industry. You will need commercial credibility, outstanding strategic decision making skills and the ability to lead high performing teams.

The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) will be responsible for managing the agency's net programme budget of c£6.5 billion per year, including admin expenditure of £120M. The CFO will also carry significant personal accountability for the systems that underpin the £30 billion balance sheet as well as the conduct and other risks around programmes such as Help To Buy where the agency acts as a mortgage lender.

We are particularly interested in talking to you about this role if you:

• Are an outstanding, collaborative and inclusive leader, who...

Before you apply, we encourage you to learn more about Homes England

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

• Are an outstanding, collaborative and inclusive leader, who is confident and credible with a wide range of senior stakeholders, inside and outside Government.

• Can demonstrate a significant degree of strategic intellect and insight through a consistent track record of high level delivery.

• Possess an accounting qualification and have a demonstrable track record of leading finance and corporate service functions within a complex, fast paced and ambiguous environment.

• Have experience of the control of complex financial transactions such as loans, guarantees and equity investments.

The initial stages of the process will be handled by our external recruitment partner Odgers Berndtson. For further information, please contact Hal Stoddart on 020 7529 1113 or at hal.stoddart@odgersberndtson.com

Closing date: Friday 1st February 2019


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

Please note this Post is NOT regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants
Hal.Stoddart@Odgersberndston on 0207 529 1113.

Sift/interview dates and location
At this stage, the expected timetable is:

Advert Closing Date
1 February 2019

Longlist Meeting
6 February 2019

Week Commencing 18 February 2019

Week Commencing 18 - 28 February 2019

Week Commencing 18 March 2019

Please note it may not be possible to offer alternative dates for either the assessments or interview.

Further information

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the application process as set out in the 'How to Apply' section of the information pack.

Failure to submit both documents (CV and Statement of Suitability) will mean the panel have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

Please ensure that both your CV and Statement of Suitability contain your full name.

Applications must be submitted by 23:59 on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.

Further information about the role or how to apply can be found in the information pack below.

Job Sector
Financial Services
Job Position
£167,500.00 / year
Postal Code
Number Ten Hotel, 10 Manchester St, Marylebone, London W1U 4DG, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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