Thank you for your interest in the position of Finance Manager at Lanarkshire Housing Association.
Our strategic aspiration has at its heart, the desire to support people in achieving a better future for themselves and their families by providing affordable and sustainable homes within strong communities. Based in Motherwell, the Association has 927 units for rent, 41 shared ownership properties and provide factoring services for 210 owners.
To assist in the development of strong communities, we put customers’ needs and expectations at the centre of our decision-making process to ensure that we deliver high quality services which are focused on people and homes. We are committed to working towards the highest standards of corporate governance and the post of Finance Manager can make a positive contribution in this area.
Staff are experienced, passionate, and dedicated to the work of the Association, which has been more than evident during the challenges of the past 2 years. The post of Finance Manager will be a key role in the Association, leading on all aspects of finance, risk & financial governance, allowing for the development and oversight of all financial management areas.
The Finance Manager will play an important part in developing policies which are responsive to the needs of tenants and owners and promote good relations with all client groups. The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring that all statutory and regulatory standards are met. It will involve directly contributing to the Business Plan with the Chief Executive and other Senior Staff.
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As such, we would expect the successful candidate to have a relevant track record in a senior management role; backed by a degree or professional qualification. Leadership qualities, commercial awareness, and the ability to work collaboratively are all relevant and valuable.
Lanarkshire Housing Association is a supportive and progressive employer. A range of family friendly policies are in operation to assist employees balance their work commitments with their family and leisure responsibilities. We have Investor in People accreditation (Silver) recognising that the development of people’s professional and personal skills is important.
Further information on the Association can be found at lanarkshireha.com
Are you experienced in employability and/ or employment services? Would you like to use your skills to make a difference to people affected by alcohol and drug use? We are recruiting for an Employment Specialist in North Lanarkshire who will help people in treatment and recovery find and sustain employment. This is an amazing opportunity to support people to change their lives, and to gain new experience and great job satisfaction.
We Are With You are working in partnership with Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Service in North Lanarkshire. The service has already been running successfully for two years using the internationally recognised IPS supported employment model. The model works on the approach of place then train and has a principle of zero exclusion.
As an IPS Employment Specialist you’ll provide employability support to individuals. You’ll create safe, supportive relationships, motivate, develop and inspire individuals so they can reach their employment goal. The IPS model depends on excellent partnerships; you will need to be focussed, enthusiastic and a great communicator so as to engage well with the North Lanarkshire Addiction Recovery Team and other statutory and third sector organisations.
Employer engagement is crucial to the success of the role too and you’ll need initiative, confidence and willingness to tackle stigma to identify opportunities and make connections with the local employer market.
Whilst knowledge of IPS would be an advantage, full IPS training will be provided. We’ll provide you with a supportive, positive workplace, access to a range of great training opportunities as well as support to develop a longer term career pathway in our organisation.
As this post will involve travel across North Lanarkshire a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.
Applications are welcome from people who have lived experience.