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Are you ready to take on a pivotal role in the finance industry? Our client is looking for a Head of Lending to join their dynamic team in South Manchester. This is your chance to lead a team of underwriters and loan processors in a company that specialises in bridging finance for residential, semi-commercial, and commercial properties.

This role offers a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced and rewarding environment. You’ll enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • 24 holidays plus bank holidays, increasing to 25 after one year.
  • Close proximity to Wilmslow train station for easy commuting.
  • Access to a 24-hour colleague assistance helpline and Westfield Health cash plan.

Our client is a growing bridging finance business aiming to disrupt the industry with a commitment to people, values, and relationships. They offer flexible and reliable financial solutions, lending on average £25m per month across the UK.

As the Head of Lending, you will:

  • Write bridging loans within the company’s credit risk criteria.
  • Lead and develop a team of underwriters and loan processors.
  • Build and maintain relationships with third-party providers such as solicitors, valuers, and brokerages.
  • Ensure the team meets training needs and personal development plans.
  • Educate brokers on the underwriting process through MS Masterclass.

Package and Benefits:

The Head of Lending role comes with an attractive package, including:

  • Salary to be discussed, plus a discretionary annual bonus.
  • 24 holidays plus bank holidays, increasing to 25 after one year.
  • Westfield Health cash plan.
  • Team social events and trips.
  • 24-hour colleague assistance helpline.

The ideal candidate for the Head of Lending role will have:

  • Experience in bridging or specialist finance (preferred but not essential).
  • Previous mandate experience for at least two years, up to £1m.
  • Strong understanding of risk appetite and decision-making using data.
  • Ability to develop and lead a team effectively.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills with third-party providers.

If you have experience or interest in roles such as Lending Manager, Finance Director, Loan Officer, Credit Manager, or Underwriting Manager, this Head of Lending position could be the perfect next step in your career.

If you’re passionate about finance and ready to lead a team to success, apply for the Head of Lending role today. This is your chance to make a significant impact in a growing company and advance your career in the finance industry.

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