Service Director - Finance




Bayman Topping & Smythe


Greater Manchester




Up to 33 days holiday (+stats), Cycle To Work scheme, generous pension scheme, Life Assurance, Health Cash Plan, Salary Sacrifice schemes

Start Date

Service Director – Finance

Based in Salford

Circa £66K pa + Benefits, closing date 19th July 2019



With a stock of 8000 homes, Salix Homes are a multi-award-winning social housing provider based in Salford, Greater Manchester. As a not-for-profit charitable organisation, they put their customers at the heart of everything they do, from investing in homes and communities, to how they go about providing their services. Starting in 2007 as an arm’s length management organisation (ALMO) operating on behalf of Salford City Council in 2014 the tenants voted that they take over ownership of their homes and became a stand-alone Registered Provider (RP) providing the people of Salford with the high quality of homes they deserve in 2015.

Proud of what they do and how they do it together in consultation with both the employees and customers they have developed a clear vision and set of values to reflect the ambitions of this fresh and forward-thinking organisation. Collectively people are the heart of everything they do and are key to making sure the key corporate objectives are achieved.  Incredibly proud of the dedication, passion and drive that employees demonstrate on a daily basis, they are now seeking applications for a senior and key role in finance for Service Director – Finance.



As a Service Director you will lead yourself, and others, to make a real difference in the work you do together. This means being accountable for delivering results, in a responsible, innovative, inclusive and enthusiastic way, and at all times acting as an ambassador for Salix Homes.

In addition, you will uphold our values, maintain the integrity of our organisation, and act as a role model, by demonstrating, and setting the standards that shape our culture, and how we go about our business.

Developing and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders is vital along with the appetite and ability to identify and drive improvements supporting and playing an integral part in delivering the corporate plan. You will be responsible for:

  • Financial and statutory accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Budgeting and financial business planning
  • Treasury management
  • Performance and business intelligence
  • Risk and insurance
  • Procurement
  • Health and safety (excluding property compliance)



It is essential you are a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with proven and practical experience of working in the housing sector.

Ideally you will possess wider exposure to some of the broader aspects of the role but for the right candidate this can be gained whilst undertaking the role if you have demonstrable experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams.

The role will operate within a challenging but dynamic environment and will give the successful applicant exposure to the board and both internal and external stakeholders so the ability to build trusted and long standing relationships are key.



  • Salary £66,108.24
  • Up to 33 day’s holiday + bank holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance worth 3 x annual salary
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Reward and recognition
  • Salary sacrifice schemes


Closing date 19th July


If you feel you have the right skills and experience and would like to apply please forward your CV by clicking the apply button.  Claire Bayman of Bayman Topping & Smythe (BT&S) is the retained partner for this vacancy. If you would like an initial confidential conversation prior to applying please contact Claire on 07968 025239.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE All third parties applications will be forwarded to Bayman Topping &Smythe.

Salix Homes is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. All employees will be recruited, trained and developed based on their ability and the requirements of the job.



Head of Finance | Deputy Director of Finance | Financial Controller




Greater Manchester


United Kingdom


Above 50000

Job Type:



Full Time

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