Financial analyst job with social housing regulator

Summary (role overview):

We are looking for three financial analysts to join us. Roles can be based in our offices in Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds. Two roles are permanent and one role is temporary to cover maternity leave until March 2023.

We are a national trade body, regulating an industry that provides accommodation for over 4 million people across England. We work collaboratively in a flexible working environment to promote a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector. The social housing market has become increasingly complex and the nature and extent of the risks that registered providers must manage are correspondingly more difficult.

This role belongs to the regulatory operations team which is made up of finance and governance specialists. Through our regulatory approach, we work with suppliers to ensure that we understand their short- and medium-term viability issues, and when we engage in depth with suppliers, we are collectively able to come to a conclusion on quality of supplier governance, risk profile, value for money approach and financial soundness.

Job Description (the successful candidate will be responsible for):

You will work as part of a team to carry out detailed financial analysis work on a portfolio of suppliers to gain assurance that the regulator’s economic standards are met and the financial viability of suppliers is maintained. You will obtain this assurance by analyzing various data statements submitted to us in addition to suppliers’ corporate information (including financial accounts and business plans). Through in-depth assessments, you’ll seek assurance that suppliers understand their assets and liabilities, as well as their security posture. The team will look for evidence that vendor stress tests are aligned with this information and can demonstrate early access to it in decision-making and risk management. Along with analyzing the data and highlighting the findings in written reports, meetings will be held with selected providers.

We take a collaborative approach to regulating the social housing sector. For more information on how we regulate, please see Regulating the Standards – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Responsibilities (In order to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, the successful candidate will:

You will have a financial background and relevant professional qualification (or be in the process of obtaining one) and will be able to demonstrate excellent analytical skills with an ability to exercise sound professional judgment and draw conclusions. An ability to understand the principles of good governance and risk management is desirable and additional training will be offered.

The role offers excellent terms, including 33 days annual leave and access to a defined benefit pension plan. We offer flexible working arrangements, allowing for a good work-life balance, and support for professional qualifications where relevant to your role. Over the past 12 months, we have seen an increase in internal promotions within the Regulatory Operations team.

General informations:

Location

Our offices have now reopened, and we are moving towards a hybrid work model with a mix of office/work from home.

RSH’s main offices are in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. Our positions can be successfully performed from any RSH office, unless otherwise specified in the job information. We offer flexible working arrangements and staff can work from home for part of their hours.

Most roles involve travel within England between our offices, and some roles also involve site visits to social housing providers.

Interviews

Interview dates are due in late April/early May and will take place via Microsoft Teams in accordance with our current hybrid working model.

Benefits and Salary

We offer a range of excellent benefits; information is available on our website.

The salary for this role is a cash salary within the given range, which will normally be the minimum of the range. Annual salary reviews are determined by the government salary award. In addition, when the trial period is successfully completed, a performance-related bonus may be granted, based on the evaluation scores at the end of the qualifying evaluation year.

Any move to the Regulator from another employer means that you will no longer be able to access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between departments. You may, however, be eligible for other government programs, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.

Nationality requirements

This work is widely open to the following groups:

  • British nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who are eligible to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • EU, EEA or Swiss nationals with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSs)
  • EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals concerned working in the public service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have acquired the right to work in the civil service
  • certain family members of affected EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

What you need to know

Application process

For more information on the role, please see the attached role profile.

To apply, please complete the online application form on the RSH careers site with details of your professional background, education and training and provide a supporting statement, which will be used to assess your application. Guidance on the application process is available on the RSH careers site

Blind Screening – We conduct blind screening for all of our vacancies as part of our commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.

We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, as part of the confident disability commitment.

As an equal opportunity employer, we will ensure that applicants who meet the ethnic minority benchmark are selected for an interview.

You must indicate on your application if you wish to be considered under these options.

Successful candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application and the interviews arranged as soon as possible after the closing date.

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

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