Job Introduction

This is a great opportunity to join a team that influences Skipton’s key commercial and strategic decisions. As our new interim Finance and Strategy Manager you’ll support the development of our long-term financial strategy, embedding our balance sheet strategy and developing key insight into the drivers of profitability in the business. 

We’ve adapted really well to home working during the current pandemic, and we certainly want to offer flexibility with this going forward. We’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you to strike the right balance, so although our Head Office is based in Skipton there would not be a requirement for you to be based here full time.

What you’ll be doing

Safeguarding the future sustainability of our business is a delicate balancing act, which you’ll actively support through detailed analysis and insight of the Society’s risk versus reward position. Through the provision of sound analysis, you will support your leader in articulating the strengths and challenges in our existing balance sheet structure, carrying out scenario modelling and sensitivity analysis to identify and propose tangible actions for future balance sheet and capital optimisation.


Pension contribution & bonus scheme Generous holiday entitlement Flexible working patterns Health cash plan Employee Assistance Programme Rail Season Ticket scheme

What you’ll bring

The successful candidate for this position will have extensive experience of working within financial services and a good understanding of key balance sheet areas, specifically mortgages, retail savings, wholesale funding and liquidity.

Analytical and people skills are equally important to this role.  We’re looking for someone with commercial acumen and a curiosity to challenge and ask questions that bring meaning to your outputs and analysis. You will be comfortable taking individual initiative and working in a non-structured environment not driven by process. An ability to forge strong working relationships is essential, built on the Society’s values of Trust, Ownership and One Team.  

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Why Work For Us

We’re committed to paying our people fairly for the role they undertake and provide a wide range of benefits to support our colleagues’ finances and wellbeing, including our Employee Assistance programme, the opportunity to buy extra holidays and shopping discount vouchers You’ll be able to shape your career within your team and can expect a structured learning and development programme where you’ll be valued recognised and rewarded.

 More information on our benefits can be found here

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

Up To £47,000 depending on experience