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Director of Finance

Director of Finance
Orkney Housing Association Limited
Kirkwall, Orkney
£61,222 to £65,783 inc. island allowance.


Join Orkney Housing Association as our Director of Finance!

Are you a visionary financial leader seeking an exciting new opportunity to make a positive impact? We are currently looking for a dynamic and ambitious Director of Finance – or someone looking to progress to this level –  to join our executive team in the beautiful Orkney Islands. This crucial role will play a pivotal part in shaping the financial strategy of our organisation, ensuring we maintain financial health while continuing to grow and develop our services.

At Orkney Housing Association, we are committed to providing good quality, affordable homes and services for the benefit of the people and community of Orkney. Since 1985, we have built over 1000 homes and continue with ambitions for ongoing new developments. With a strong community focus, we have built a reputation for excellence in delivering housing and services that truly make a difference in people’s lives.

Regularly cited and voted as one of the best places in the country to live, Orkney offers amazing lifestyle opportunities for people at all stages of their lives and careers. Cultural and sporting opportunities abound in an island archipelago rich in nature and archaeological sites.

As the Director of Finance at Orkney Housing Association, your expertise will ensure the effective strategic and operational management of our financial affairs, supporting our delivery of great customer service. Joining our established Leadership Team, you will actively contribute to the development and review of strategic, operational, and financial plans, while leading and supporting our dedicated Finance Team. We offer flexible working and a generous defined contribution pension scheme with salary sacrifice options.

You will be a qualified accountant, a supportive and inspirational leader to the staff team and possess excellent communication skills. Direct housing experience is desirable but not essential, though transferability to the sector must be evidenced. The role is based in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, and you must be able to sustain an office presence at this location, although some hybrid working is possible.

Join us in making a difference in the Orkney community through the power of social housing. We look forward to welcoming the next financial leader who will help us drive our organisation towards a bright future!

For a confidential discussion about the opportunity, contact Nigel Fortnum or David Currie at our recruitment partners Aspen People on 0141 212 7555, or Craig Spence, Chief Executive at Orkney Housing Association on 01856 875253 Ext 701.

Closing date for applications – Monday 28th August 2023

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter as one document via the apply button.