Person Specification



Education & Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  •  A professional accountancy qualification e.g. ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA is essential
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Experience, Knowledge, Understanding

  • Extensive senior management experience in a Finance and Treasury role
    • Experience and knowledge of strategic treasury management, ensuring appropriate funding solutions are available to support growth
    • Evidence of leading business planning, budgeting and reporting processes
    • The ability to carry out regular stress testing against Business Plans and to convey the results and mitigating actions in a understandable manner
    • Evidence of managing procurement processes in line with regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and legal frameworks within which the Group operates
  • Experience of the successful delivery of excellent performance, balancing customer focus with business viability and commercial success
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of accounting procedures and best practice
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of key financial and funding issues in the sector to ensure a balanced portfolio of debt is arranged for the operation of the business
  • Experience of identifying and developing opportunities for financial and business growth

Competencies:  Skills, abilities, behaviours and work-related personal qualities

Commercial and Financial Awareness

  • Strong business acumen and commercial awareness
  • Experience of business planning and risk management for consideration by the Executive Team, the Board and Committees.

Customer Service & Quality Focus

  • Drives a culture of customer excellence and continuous improvement across all functions

Achievement Orientation

  • Establishes a strong performance management culture with clear lines of accountability
  • Supports others in achieving performance levels, taking action to remedy where required

Thinking Skills

  • Critically evaluates options and solutions
  • Demonstrates an analytical, logical and methodical approach
  • Numerate and data rational
  • Effectively gathers, analyses and presents information
  • Uses creative approaches to problem solving and decision making

Planning and Organising

  • Prioritises and plans effectively across a range of service areas
  • Demonstrates ability to strategically lead multiple projects and initiatives and meet conflicting demands


  • The ability to lead, motivate and develop teams and individuals through inspirational leadership
  • Leads by example in creating a ‘one team’ culture
  • Works closely with other members of the Group Executive Team to ensure that all decisions are taken in the best interests of the Group as a whole

Persuasion and Influencing

  • Ambassadorial flair with a high degree of political awareness and sensitivity
  • Works in partnership with others, both internally and externally
  • Persuades and achieves co-operation of others
  • Handles complex negotiation confidently and effectively


  • Ability to communicate complex information to a wide range of audiences
  • Produces clear, concise and objective reports
  • Presents effectively with passion to all audiences

Adaptability and Resilience

  • Ability to anticipate the need for, and lead, major organisational and cultural change
  • Handles pressures of meeting targets and deadlines

Personal Motivation and Commitment

  • Demonstrable commitment to the values of the Group
  • Self motivated
  • Demonstrates a flexible and reliable approach
  • Seeks ways to continuously learn and develop

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Demonstrable commitment to leading inclusively promoting and embracing  equality and diversity


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