Strategic Financial Advisor Housing

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is a vibrant, open borough rich in culture and diversity. Our ambition is for Waltham Forest to be recognised as the best place to live, work, study, visit and invest in London.

We are a pioneering, award winning borough supported by a dynamic workforce focused on improving our communities. A key area of focus is our £533 million Capital Programme, implementing our plans for new neighbourhoods, delivering 27,000 new homes by 2035 and creating communities that are equal and fair for all residents as part of our 15-Minute Neighbourhoods.

To help support this we are recruiting a Strategic Financial Advisor for Housing, reporting to the Corporate Director of Financial Services. The role will develop and lead an expert professional finance offering to Housing services, including supporting the formulation of the Councils’ Medium Term Finance Strategy, and leading on the HRA Business Plan and Housing Strategy. They will be the Councils finance expert on Housing and will be expected to provide considered financial advice to senior officers and Councillors to ensure that the Council’s financial resources in Housing are managed effectively. They will also be required to undertake special projects, technical and statistical financial work, including option appraisals and financial modelling.

To be suitable for the role you need to be a qualified accountant with a significant understanding of housing finance including developing a HRA Business Plan. Proven experience of supporting decision making with senior stakeholders and the ability to interpreting complex financial information is essential.  Experience of leading and improving teams, ideally supporting Housing services, is also essential.

Waltham Forest offers a hybrid working arrangement.

To find out more information about the role please contact Will Ryan at Ivy Rock Partners or 07909030965.

To apply please send through a CV and supporting statement. The supporting statement should be no longer than 2 pages and should say why you are interested in the role and working at Waltham Forest, alongside specific examples of your relevant experience.

The closing date is Monday 5th June with interviews taking place on Monday 26th June.