Strategic Finance Advisor Housing

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £68,568 - £74,433
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 29/11/2021 at 23:55
Reference: F&G/21/171852

The Strategic Finance Advisor will lead, plan, develop and deliver an expert professional service within the Housing service area providing high-level expert advice to senior officers and Councillors ensuring the Council’s financial resources in Housing are managed effective and ensuring the Council maximises service outcomes in relation to cost. Key responsibilities will include

  • Supporting the formulation of the Councils’ Medium Term Finance Strategy, and leading on the HRA Business Plan and Housing Strategy
  • Providing high-level advice and support to the Council, councillors and senior managers including training and financial implications of legislation
  • Developing key relationships with senior stakeholders to ensure that all financial resources are used in the most cost effective way to meet the Council’s priorities and improve devolved financial management
  • Undertaking special projects, technical and statistical financial work as required including option appraisals and financial modelling

To be suitable for the role you need to be a qualified accountant with the ability to develop relationships and influence senior stakeholders. Proven experience of leading and improving teams, ideally supporting Housing services, is also essential.

Going forward Waltham Forest will be operating a hybrid working model, with a greater balance between home based and office working, subject to role requirements.

For more information on Waltham Forest, the recruitment processes and to see the job description please, refer to  or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 for a confidential conversation.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to by Monday 29th November. The covering letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and specific examples of how you meet the key criteria.