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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
9th of December 2022
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Hodge are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and specialist residential mortgage markets.  Working at Hodge is about making a difference. That starts with our purpose: we make life better for customers and society in the moments that matter.

For over 50 years, we’ve shared the same simple mission: to really make a positive difference for our customers and communities. This ethos is in our DNA, as we are 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation.

The thing that sets us up to succeed with that mission is our people. We are so proud to have exceptional colleagues at Hodge, and we look to develop and invest in our people through their careers. Hodge is at its best when we enable our people to be their best!

We have achieved significant growth over the last few years and have ambitious plans to expand further.

Reporting to the Head of Business Partnering and Strategy, the Senior Strategy Analyst will take the lead on investment analysis, modelling financial viability of opportunities and playing back recommendations in dynamic presentations to the senior leadership team.

You will support and help plan the annual strategy process ensuring full business engagement.

You will work with other business and finance colleagues of all levels, and data analysts across the business, ensuring a cohesive and collaborative team effort to keep the Hodge strategy live and up to date.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Modelling the financial viability and commercial return on potential investment opportunities
  • Creating dynamic presentations supporting potential investment opportunities that illustrate key business issues, insights and recommendations. Presenting insights to the senior leadership team
  • Development and support of the Quarterly Business Review Process
  • Monitoring of external benchmarking for Hodge and reporting KPI’s for the ExCo & Board
  • Development of Profit Pool Analysis to aid strategic planning
  • Working across the business to understand key developments in the market place and how they impact previous market outlooks and our roadmaps for delivery
  • Development of the Business ESG strategy for the company

What we need from you:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Ideally a Qualified Accountant – ACA/ACCA/CIMA or an equivalent qualification
  • Experience of a strategic role
  • Previous financial services or banking environment desirable.
  • Strong Excel and financial modelling skills
  • Strong PowerPoint skills with ability to distil data into key messages
  • Ability to prioritise and forward plan effectively
  • Strong influencing and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Sound accounting and commercial acumen with the ability to think creatively
  • Strong numeracy skills

In return we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Based in Cardiff City Centre operating in a highly flexible Hybrid workspace.
  • 28 days Holiday with the option to buy more.
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance
  • Extensive learning and development programme
  • Generous, personalised benefits package
  • Enhanced parental leave – Up to 20 weeks paid Maternity AND Paternity leave
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • 4 days on top of annual leave for community and charity work
  • Flexible working options


Please be aware that should we pursue your application, all our Financial Services employees will be expected to complete background checks to assess suitability for employment, these include; a criminal record, identity, sanctions, adverse finance, fraud prevention and reference checks to comply with our regulatory requirements.

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation.

ESG and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do and serves as a reminder of the responsibility we have to our stakeholders, customers, colleagues and the communities we operate in to use our position wisely. We’re currently exploring different certifications available and have done an initial review of how we think we’d fare, as we see this as a real opportunity for Hodge given our social purpose.