We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume you're happy to receive all cookies on the SW9 Community Housing website.  However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.  You can find out more about cookies and changing the settings on our Cookies page.



Head of Finance and Resources (Ref No. HOF/1019)

  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019 23:59
  • Ref No: HOF/1019
  • Vacancy Area: Stockwell
  • Vacancy type: Full time / Permanent
  • Salary: Circa £60,000-£65,000 p.a (more for an exceptional candidate) plus performance related pay award and other non-cash incentives 
  • Shortlisting: Week commencing Monday 18 November 2019 
  • Interviews: Friday 29 November 2019


About SW9 Community Housing

SW9 Community Housing is a charity responsible for the management and maintenance services for around 1,800 residential, commercial and community facilities in Stockwell/Brixton on behalf of a G15 Housing Association, Network Homes.  As a resident-led organisation, we are seeking to recruit to a key managerial role in order to enhance the delivery of services we provide to our residents to ensure excellence.  With a turnover of £7.7m, and rising, we have ambitious plans.  In excess of £120milllion of inward investment over the last 10 years, we aim to build a bright future for our residents. They are the reason we do what we do, and we want a like-minded visionary to join us on this journey.


Who we are:

  • A group of people who demonstrate integrity, respect, and teamwork
  • A group of people with passion, drive, and the courage to be different
  • A group of people committed to doing the right thing.


Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs of our social purpose. They guide our actions and behaviour. They influence the way we work as a team – and the way we serve our customers and engage with our stakeholders.

Every day, each one of us makes choices and decisions that directly affect the way we experience each other and the way our customers and stakeholders experience us. Our values give us confidence that we are using the same principles to help us make these decisions throughout our organisation.

SW9 works hard to acknowledge and celebrate individuals and teams within our organisation who consistently live our values and bring our purpose to life through their everyday behaviour, which in turn has a positive impact on our customers, community and stakeholders.

We want people who are energetic, flexible, passionate, forward thinking/innovate and creative. If you think you are the best person to help us create an even better service for our stakeholders, we want to hear from you.



About the role:

The Head of Finance is a pivotal role to the organisation.  Reporting to the Executive Director you will be responsible for overseeing our small Finance, Human Resources, and Governance and Compliance teams.  Providing operational leadership and management, you will ensure financial control and best practice is delivered, whilst increasing efficiency and reducing manual processes.  You will advise the Executive Director of improvements on all financial matters and ensure business decisions are aligned with the financial strategy and work to enhance financial culture and performance.


About you:

The ideal candidate will have a recognised accountancy qualification or QBE (qualified by experience based on proven successful industry track record), with previous experience of managing a team.  You will have gravitas, drive and ambition with a degree of commercial acumen and the ability to communicate effectively with high level key stakeholders, and create insightful financial information that will drive business performance.  

We have a hands-on, problem solving, team culture so it is essential that you have the ability to roll up your sleeves and be involved in the day to day operations, as well as coaching and influencing others to continue to innovate and improve our financial processes ensuring compliance to financial and governance regulations is maintained.



When you work at SW9, you are directly impacting on the lives of our residents. In return for your energy, innovation and commitment, we offer:

  • competitive pay rates
  • a defined contribution Pensions Scheme (including life cover)
  • competitive annual leave entitlement
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • employee assistance programme
  • excellent learning & development opportunities
  • staff discount scheme
  • a modern office and facilities


How to Apply:

Please read the Role Profile for full details of the role and apply by sending your updated CV, together with a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the person specification.  You should return your application to, ensuring you quote the Reference Number and Job Title.


Additional Recruitment Information:

Please ensure you read the Guidance Notes for candidates prior to submitting your application.

We do value every application we receive. However, due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to acknowledge each application. We will only reply to those who have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not received a reply within two weeks of the closing date, regrettably your application was unsuccessful.



If you want to find out more about us at SW9 you can do so here.


Role Profile


Important Information for Candidates