Financial Analyst x5 (4T0229,4T0232, 4T0235, 4T0243, 4T0331)

Homes and Communities Agency
38258.00 - 42285.00 GBP Annual
26 Sep 2017
14 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Regulator of Social Housing regulates registered providers in England. It is currently part of the Homes and Communities Agency
but is set to become a stand-alone organisation.

The sector we regulate is large and increasingly complex. The registered providers that are the focus of our regulation own over 2.7m
homes and have a turnover of GBP20bn per annum. Our core objectives are to promote a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing
sector able to deliver homes that meet a wide range of needs. In doing so, we underpin a favourable investment climate and support the
provision of new homes. We set economic standards for these providers - on their governance, viability and value for money - and make
judgements about their compliance with these standards based on assurance of their management of risks. We also set consumer standards
for registered providers and local authorities, and have the power to take action if we find that consumer standards have been breached
in a way that leads to serious harm to tenants.

The policy and operating environment for registered providers is changing rapidly. Income streams are less certain, and the loss of the
regulator's consent powers will mean that the asset base of providers will be more fluid. Providers are diversifying into commercial
activities and are exposed to more risks, including market sales risk given the move to a more pro-cyclical development model.
The regulator needs to continue to evolve to ensure that its approach to regulation allows it to regulate increasingly complex and
commercial organisations.

The Financial Analyst works as part of a team to deliver effective regulation for a number of Registered Providers to gain assurance
that the regulator's economic standards are being met, and in particular that social housing assets are protected. The role contributes
to the delivery of the Regulation work programme and this in turn supports the Social Housing Regulator to discharge its duties in ensuring
that social housing continues to be available to current and future tenants, that the supply of new homes and wider public benefits are
delivered in a way that represents a fair deal for taxpayers and that social housing tenants get a fair deal.

The Financial Analyst is responsible for detailed financial analysis work across a range of Registered Providers to achieve assurance
that the regulator's economic standards are being met, and in particular that risks are being managed effectively. Regulating providers
is focused on gaining assurance on their financial strength and risk profile and will differ depending on the level of risk exposure, in
line with agreed Corporate approaches including use of data analysis to identify risk outliers.

The successful candidates will have a financial background and preferably a relevant professional qualification.

You should also be degree-qualified (or equivalent) and used to delivering results in a regulatory, financial or assurance-based environment.

• CCAB financial qualification or equivalent with a recognised competence and experience in financial regulation or financial management.


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.

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

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants
For more information on the role, please see the attached document named 'Financial Analyst - Role Remit'

If you would like to apply for the role, please complete the document named 'HCA Application Form' and return it to before the deadline stated. Your email should include the job title and reference number of the post you are applying for.

Application Form - Within the form you are required to provide all relevant details and a supporting statement with specific examples of where your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the main accountabilities in the job remit and to the HCA competencies in the competency framework, attached for your information.

Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date. The application and selection process is competency-based, and you should familiarise yourself with the relevant competency framework before attending an interview.

Please note - we do not accept CVs as a form of application.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are regretfully unable to respond to every application individually. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the adverts closing date we will not be progressing with your application. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this role.

If you need the application form, or any of the other materials, in a different format, please email .

Sift/interview dates and location
Interview dates and locations are to be confirmed. Please specify on your application form any dates you are unable to attend.

Further information

All appointments are on HCA terms and conditions. Full time hours for this post are 35 hours per week; alternative flexible working arrangements would be considered.

Please note - The HCA has a responsibility to ensure compliance with HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard to address the potential problems of identity fraud, illegal working and deception generally. To ensure compliance the HCA will carry out a pre-employment Personal Identity and Vetting Report through Equifax to meet the standard and you will therefore be asked to provide certain information in order that the verification check can be carried out if you are successful in your application.

Please note, for posts based in London, appointment will be subject to a Counter Terrorism Check. In order for this check to be carried out all applicants need to have a reasonable period of residency in the UK (over the last 3 years) in order for national security checks to be conducted.

Should an appointment be made to a London base location a London Allowance of GBP3,844 will be paid per annum.

Some roles are currently based in Manchester and, in line with the Government's asset strategy, may be subject to a move from the Manchester Office. Therefore we cannot guarantee that staff will not be required to move base location in the future. Further information will be made available in due course.

The Homes and Communities Agency is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.