Head of Lending - HFA - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 18th April 2024
  • -
  • Ref ID: #40680

Job Description

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #40680
  • Salary: €98,665

Head of Lending
Osborne Executive Search is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with the Housing Financing Agency, as they launch the search for their new Head of Lending.

The Housing Finance Agency plc (HFA) is a public body under the aegis of the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The HFA’s board is appointed by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. There are twelve board members, including the CEO. The HFA has a staff complement equivalent to 21 full time staff members.
The HFA is the main provider of long-term debt for social and affordable homes in Ireland. Its main remit is to lend to local authorities (LAs), approved housing bodies (AHBs) and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for housing and related purposes, and to borrow or raise funds to enable such lending. The HFA currently has a loan book of €7.5 billion.
The HFA employs 21 staff and has four teams – HFA Corporate Services, HFA Finance, HFA Lending and HFA Risk and Compliance.

The Role
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will work collaboratively within the HFA Senior Management Team whilst providing support and guidance to the Lending Team. The Head of Lending will be responsible for all aspects of HFA lending, from origination to execution including the credit approval process and ongoing monitoring and reporting.
The Head of Lending will lead the department and its team on delivery of excellence in customer service and effective engagement with key stakeholders of the HFA, including government departments. The Head of Lending will work with the CEO and the Senior Management Team to expand the loan book, including to develop new lending products that will meet the diverse needs of social and affordable housing in Ireland.

Qualifications and Relevant Experience:

  • A good level of relevant educational attainment.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years lending experience, operating at a senior management level, preferably in banking or other financial services organisations.
  • Experience of working in a financial services environment
  • Strong credit analysis and credit underwriting experience
  • Involvement in strategy development and experience of successful implementation
  •  Experience of working with senior management and all levels of a professional organisation

For more information and a confidential discussion on this Head of Lending role, please apply using the link below, where a full candidate booklet is available and a link to upload your CV and cover letter.  

Link to apply:
Deadline for applications is strictly 3 pm on the 2nd of May 2024.



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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456