Director, Finance

Everything about Bernicia is people focused. People are central in all our strategies and our staff both value and care about that, demonstrated by consistently exceptional customer satisfaction and performance results.

Without doubt we are performance driven.  But it’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it that makes us different. We operate within a set of simple, but effective values, which blend perfectly to create our unique ‘Bernicia Way’ culture.  This ensures we maintain customer focus, through working together, respecting each other, being accountable for our actions and demonstrating integrity and leadership. 

Bernicia is an extremely financially strong organisation that is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing. Bernicia is in receipt of the highest regulatory gradings that the Regulator can award, V1 for viability and G1 for governance. Continuing to ensure that Bernicia remains so financially strong will be the primary focus of the Director of Finance, who will come to the role with the insight, expertise, experience and enthusiasm necessary. There are exciting times ahead, and we look forward to welcoming the Director of Finance to our dynamic, modern and forward-thinking organisation.

The role of Director of Finance requires an authentic, dynamic and decisive leader, with a cogent and compelling approach. You will be skilled and confident to lead the development and implementation of finance strategies, approaches and practices. Your drive and enthusiasm will be coupled with sound logic, that will support Bernicia in the delivery of our ambitious Corporate Strategy, plans and objectives.

You will therefore have a strong, demonstrable record of achievement within all aspects of Finance, gained at a senior level in an organisation (preferably within the social housing setting) of similar size and complexity.

For further information about the role, please download the Job Information Pack via the links on the right.

Diversity is valued at Bernicia and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We also invite applications from suitably experienced people who can demonstrate the requisite skills, ability and enthusiasm to work within a people and community centric organisation.

Bernicia offers a progressive environment, where leadership and teamwork combine to deliver exceptional results.  This is a rare and fantastic opportunity to join Bernicia’s senior leadership team, as we redefine our strategic objectives, and continue to do all that we can to support the people and communities of our Region to thrive through both the challenges and opportunities ahead.


Key Terms and Conditions:


Annual salary and benefits circa £90,093, dependent upon skills and experience.

Defined Benefit pension scheme (career average 1/80th) current employer contribution up to 8.35%.


Annual Leave

28 days plus additional 8 statutory bank holidays.


Additional Terms

Bernicia has a general working week of 37 hours Monday to Friday.  This is, however, a role within our Senior Leadership Team, flexibility is therefore expected to ensure role requirements are successfully achieved. 

The finance teams operate out of our Ashington, Newcastle and Durham offices. The primary office base for the role will be Ashington, and it is anticipated that you will work from this location for a period each week, in order to effectively respond to a range of tasks.  Beyond this you may operate with discretion, flexibility and choice, to ensure the successful delivery of your objectives.

Travel across our operational areas may be required from time to time, as may national travel on an ad-hoc basis. 


Employee Benefits

Bernicia operate an employee rewards scheme, which gives access to a range of rewards, discounts and cashback for both every day and luxury items.


Key Dates:

Deadline for applications                                   22 April (12.00pm)

Completion of Wave assessment by                 28 April

Interview & presentation                                    5 May


We reserve the right to close this recruitment campaign earlier than the stated closing date should we receive a large number of applicants.


COVID 19: At Bernicia the safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We have introduced extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines and our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Safe requirements.

The Group is fully committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and we particularly welcome applicants from groups who are currently under represented at Bernicia.



Annual salary and benefits circa £90,093, dependent upon skills and experience


Permanent - Full Time



Closing Date