West Cheshire Credit Union is a long-established savings and loans provider, offering services as an alternative to payday lenders and high street banks.
We’re a mutual co-operative operating in the financial services sector, meaning that our organisation is owned by the members and a board is appointed to govern the business on their behalf. We are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority.
Board roles are voluntary positions, and offer the opportunity to support the development of anyone who would like to gain experience of working with a Board of Directors to share their skills, knowledge and experience and add value to a developing financial services business.
As a volunteer Non-Executive Director, you’ll be responsible for helping set the strategy of the organisation, monitor our performance against the business plan, and support/challenge the General Manager and the board through your own areas of expertise.
Using your experience, independent thought and judgment, you’ll assist the board to make collective decisions that are in the members’ best interests.
Building relationships across the board, the staff and operations, and potentially within the industry and local community partners is core to the role.
What will you bring
- Previous experience at executive director level preferred
- Commitment to 2-3 days per month time to carry out the role
- An understanding of credit unions/financial services and their regulatory and operating environment a distinct advantage
- We are particularly looking for skills in: Human Resources, Audit and Risk, B2C and Marketing.
What you will gain
You will gain valuable experience in helping a socially focused financial services business grow and develop, adapting its products, services and reach in response to a fast changing and dynamic marketplace. If this is your first non-executive role, you will have the support and mentorship of other experienced directors to support your growth and development.
Appointment is subject to fit and proper declarations, references, and agreement to be listed on the Financial Services Register.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a Non-executive Director with West Cheshire Credit Union you can view our Directors Information Pack and details about our current Board Members below.
To register your interest in joining our Board please email our Chairman,
Mr Anthony Lewis, with your C.V and a short covering note to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 21st April 2021.