Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in joining One Housing

There has never been a more exciting time to join our Finance team. We are embarking on our most significant project to date, One Future. This is a customer first business modernisation programme that will span the entire organisation, fundamentally changing the way we work and interact with our customers. Although One Future is underpinned by an IT transformation programme, it is about much more than this - looking at people, offices, and every part of our business. If you are successful in joining the Finance team, you will be a part of this change, supporting the next step in the evolution of One Housing and helping to change people’s lives.

As we move forward with this programme we are repositioning the Finance team and increasing our skill base to provide the business with a modern and future facing finance service. The business partnering team is a new function, driving internal customer service, supported by an enhanced core finance team which includes the management accounting and financial accounting teams.

One Housing helps people to ‘live better’ in high quality homes that are right for them across London and the south east. We manage approximately 16,000 homes and have plans to build 3,500 more by 2020. We also care for over 11,000 people to help them live independently.

We build and sell new homes on the open market or rent them out commercially to raise money for urgently needed affordable homes and services for our customers. In the last three years we have delivered more than 1,500 new affordable homes to help meet the housing shortage. We offer a wide range of housing options including homes for affordable rent, shared ownership, supported housing, private rent and private sale.

As well as housing development and management, we have an extensive range of diverse commercial activities that support our social purpose. These include one of Europe’s most popular backpacker’s hostels in the heart of Soho, a number of cafés, and our new care home brand, Baycroft, which provides luxury care to older people in desirable locations. All of these contribute to a turnover in excess of £250m, an asset base of over £5bn, and a loan book approaching £1bn.

I wish you the very best of luck in the process and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in the not-too-distant future.


Paul Rickard