Credit Union Jobs

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If you are an interested in advertising a role within your credit union, please send your vacancy details to the ABCUL member services team (members@abcul.org) and we will upload details to this page.

First Rate Credit Union - Executive Director 

The First Rate Credit Union (FRCU) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides savings and loan products for BAE Systems employees across the UK. Established in 1982 we have now grown to become one of the largest Credit Unions in the UK serving over 4000 members and holding over £15m in assets. We have an exciting opportunity for a high calibre individual to join our business to help shape the next phase of our growth, both in terms of our business targets and leading the development of our Board of Directors. As an Executive Director you will hold a Senior Leadership position which reports directly to the Chairperson. You will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for the business and its management team whilst acting as a role model, mentor and coach to the Board of Directors. This is a permanent role (up to 37hrs) and may require some regional and national travel. Our Head Office is located in Preston and we have satellite offices currently in Blackburn and Barrow complemented by IT systems which provide employees with the ability to work from home.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Up to £55,000 per annum based on experience
  • Leadership Incentive Scheme (up to 10% per annum)
  • Nest Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working hours including home working
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave
  • 23 Holidays per annum (plus Bank Holidays) rising with long service
  • Access to professional / personal learning and development
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Package
Closing date for applications: Monday 10th May 2021 at 19.00

Communications: We will endeavour to inform all unsuccessful applicants via email however this may not be possible due to high volume. If you have not received a response by 17:00 on Monday 17th May, regrettably your application has not advanced to the next stage. Some candidates may be contacted to request that we retain your information within our Talent Pool for future vacancies that may arise in the future.

Interviews: To be held w/c 24th May via WebEx. It will be a competency based interview hosted by our Chairperson, two Volunteer Directors plus an Observer. A facilitator will contact you in advance to provide the necessary details. If for any reason a candidate is unable to attend a WebEx session we will endeavour to offer an alternative solution where COVID-19 restrictions allow.

For the full details please download the document below:

ABCUL Operations Support Officer – Fixed Term 12 Month Contract

Manchester

Starting salary circa £18,000 (slightly more for relevant skills and experience)

Credit unions in Britain have been in existence for almost 60 years. There have always been representative bodies in the sector throughout that period. ABCUL emerged from the former Credit Union League of Great Britain (CULGB) in 1984 and has always been the major credit union trade association representing the largest number of credit unions in England, Scotland and Wales.

As the leading trade association for credit unions, representing over two thirds of the more than 300 credit unions operating across England, Scotland and Wales, we provide a wide range of services to our member credit unions to support them to develop and thrive as trusted providers of financial services to communities across Britain.

 

We are now seeking to appoint an individual on a temporary basis to support our internal operations.

The role holder will report to the Operations Support Manager who is looking for an individual who can:

  • Provide office support across the organisation.
  • Receive, direct and relay telephone messages
  • Ensure all records are processed and maintained in satisfactory order
  • Prioritise tasks and workloads to ensure that all queries are handled within specified targets and deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively with all team members, credit unions and wider organisation.
  • Ensure full compliance with organisational systems, processes, procedures and risk management frameworks.
  • Identify opportunities and potential solutions to improve customer service within the team and wider organisation.
  • Keep up to date and maintain the relevant filing and archive systems
  • Assist in the planning of meetings
  • Maintain financial spreadsheets and systems
  • Input into financial and data bases

 

Experience of working in a customer services environment and credit union would be helpful.

Salary will be in the region of £18,000 depending on experience.  A job profile and employment package can be obtained from members@abcul.org.  

Interested candidates should submit their CV together with a statement on their interest in the role to jackie.littlewoood@abcul.org     

The closing date is 5pm on Sunday 18th April 2021. Virtual selection event will be scheduled for week commencing 26th April 2021  

 

Crownsavers Credit Union- Interim Chief Executive Officer

Post: Interim Chief Executive Officer

Working Hours: 32 hours/week, Monday – Thursday. Some evening work required.

Responsible To: Board of Directors

Term: 6 months with potential extension to 18 months to be negotiated.

Base: Crownsavers Credit Union, 20 Catford Broadway, Catford SE6 4SN and to attend meetings across the common bond area and beyond as required.

About Us: Crownsavers Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial co-operative. We provide savings and affordable loans to our members.

We launched our services in 1997. Since then, we have grown to play an integral role in our community. Originally known as Lewisham Employees' Credit Union, Crownsavers began by offering services to Lewisham Council. A few years later, we extended this to include Lewisham University Hospital and Lewisham College. Crownsavers’ current common bond extends to those living and working within the SE postcodes of London.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated with a sound understanding of financial services business operating within a highly regulated environment, possess excellent management and coaching skills and provide leadership and direction for the organization.

Key responsibilities in this role will include mentoring and coaching, identification and coaching to skills gaps within the team and supporting personal development of a successor/permanent CEO. Applicants must therefore have demonstrable experience in coaching and mentoring.

Selection Process

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification. Once you have read these, if you think you are suitable for the post once you have read the document, we encourage you to apply for the position. Please make sure you provide and complete the following:

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter explaining your suitability for the post
  • Completed monitoring form.

Applications may be sent by email to mwolffsimon@gmail.com

Alternatively you may post your applications to:

President

C/O Crownsavers Credit Union

20 Catford Broadway

Catford

London

SE6 4SN

There will be at least three interview rounds for this position:

  • A short, initial informal interview to ensure mutually correct understanding of the role and requirements and that the position is an appropriate fit for you.
  • An interview with the board.
  • An interview with the staff team.

 If you have any questions relating to the job or the selection process, please email Matthew Wolff Simon at mwolffsimon@gmail.com 
For more details please see the job pack below:

Salford Credit Union -Finance Officer

Benefits: £22,500 to £25,000 (depending on qualifications)

  • Permanent role, Full Time (37.5 hour week), primarily office based
  • Company pension and 28 days Annual Leave (including Bank Holidays) increasing annually
  • Comprehensive induction provided and ongoing support 
  • Company sick pay- linked to length of service
  • Friendly, collaborative culture working with a team that really want to make a difference

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to become the Finance Officer at our small, busy and friendly team in the heart of Salford.

The Finance Officer is a critical role for the Credit Union, which is regulated by FCA and PRA. You’ll be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from contributing to strategy development to supporting the daily financial monitoring. You will be ensuring all funds are allocated correctly and ledgers maintained. You will be preparing financial accounts and forecasts, providing regular KPI reports and developing and monitoring the budget. You will liaise with suppliers to make sure invoices and remittances are processed accurately and efficiently. You will lead on collection of debts, working with members to achieve a sustainable solution. You will liaise with internal and external auditors, ensuring audit compliance is adhered to and be responsible for keeping all financial procedures documented and up to date. You’ll get induction, training and support with these tasks.

In all of this work we are aiming for continuous improvement, so you will work closely with the CEO and other team members to identify opportunities to make our systems and processes more efficient and better meet our members’ needs.


Note for applicants

We’re a financial Co-operative so all Salford Credit Union staff are expected to:

  • Become a member of Salford Credit Union
  • Undergo a DBS check and credit check
  • Complete a Confidentiality Agreement which remains binding after the individual leaves the credit union
  • Be willing to have an NHS England Covid-19 vaccination at the earliest opportunity, to help safeguard the health of vulnerable members and co-workers

For more information about Salford Credit Union please visit our website at:  https://www.salfordcreditunion.com/

Closing date for applications: midnight Friday 9th April 2021

Interviews scheduled for Wednesday 14th April 2021.

 

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 which sets out how you fit the job description and why you are right for the role to Sheila.murtagh@salfordcreditunion.com

 

To find out more or for an informal discussion, email our Chief Executive Sheila Murtagh at Sheila.murtagh@salfordcreditunion.com

 For more details please see the job description below