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Head of Finance

McGregor Bond
Scotland (GB)
£61,965-£65,009 plus highly competitive benefits package
Closing date
30 Oct 2023

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Charity and not for profit, Other
Salary band
£60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Bridgewater Housing Association have a great opportunity to participate in the leadership of this well regarded organisation within the social housing sector, providing housing and a range of services across Renfrewshire. Managing around 851 social rented properties and provide a factoring service to nearly 2700 owner occupiers, it includes looking after the equivalent of 40 full size football pitches in common environmental maintenance, as well as a management service to tenants of other organisations living out with Erskine.


The Association provides a range of accommodation and services for families, single people, the elderly and disabled people.  We provide, under contract to Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Councils, the Care and Repair Service for all three of these local authorities and we provide, under contract to Renfrewshire Council a Housing Support Service to 95 sheltered tenants.

The Head of Finance will be responsible for the strategic management of our financial and IT functions, ensuring compliance with good governance practice and other financial, statutory and regulatory requirements. There are various strands to this role which make it more than just a Finance role with oversight of our governance matters working closely with the CEO and our Leadership team.  

You will have overall responsibility for financial planning and performance, including internal and external audit, regulatory returns, our risk register and arrangements, financial plans, budgets and cash flows, policies and procedures.  

Key outcomes: 

  • Lead on Financial Strategy and Control measures Implementing Treasury and Risk Management strategy Quality Assurance, Performance Management & Business Intelligence Develop Strategies and Policies in relation to the Finance Team Deliver continuous improvement in customer satisfaction and business performance Ensure excellent Governance and Compliance services. Delivering an effective ICT and Telecoms strategy for the organisation. Contribute to leadership and strategic direction of the organisation Provide line management, coaching & leadership to Staff.

We are seeking:

  • A professionally qualified accountant
  • A leader, used to operating at a relatively senior level
  • A strategic thinker, able to make a contribution
  • A communicator, able to influence
  • Experience of working with a board
  • Good understanding of corporate governance
  • Experience of financial planning & budgeting, KPIs, financial modelling tools,
  • An understanding of treasury strategy
  • A strong understanding of the underlying financial control environment.

On offer is the potential to make a difference, being part of an organisation with a positive impact on peoples’ lives and community. Please visit our website at for more information. It’s also a chance for professional growth, being part of a supportive team and comes with a competitive benefits package. 

If this opportunity, to play a leading role in this values based and ambitious organisation, is of interest then please get in touch with our retained adviser, David Bond at for a Recruitment Pack or call 07801 490678 for a confidential conversation.


McGregor Bond is an executive search firm working with a range of clients across senior finance, general management and non-exec roles. Based in Scotland and working mainly for Scottish clients, the key contact is David Bond, FCA BFP who is also the ICAEW, Director, Scotland. Understanding opportunities and looking to help ICAEW members is at the core of the work we do. Website: .

Company info
07801 490678
5 South Charlotte St
United Kingdom

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