Ballinasloe Credit Union is a progressive, modern financial services provider, with over 18,000 members. We are based in Ballinasloe, Co.Galway, and boast total assets of €100 million with over €37 million loaned to members. Ballinasloe’s vision is to provide for the financial needs of members in a co-operative and professional manner. Our core value is to serve our members and the community, whilst striving to maintain the highest professional standards. A unique opportunity has arisen within Ballinasloe Credit Union to provide direction and leadership towards the achievement of this vision.

Principal Responsibilities of the Role:

The CEO will report to the Board of Directors and will be primarily responsible for the management, operation and day-to-day administration of the Credit Union’s office and its staff, ensuring it performs and operates to the highest standards. He/she will act at all times within the policies as laid down by the Board, the governance and rules of the Credit Union, the Credit Union Act 1997 (as amended), and within the ethos/philosophy of the Credit Union as outlined in its 10 operating principles.

Key Responsibilities:

* Provide overall direction and leadership in the management of the Credit Union, including compliance with legal and regulatory requirements

* Develop and implement the strategic and business plans in association with the Board

* Ensure high quality internal controls are in place to safeguard the assets of the Credit Union

* Manage the performance of the credit union and its staff to maximise both the service and financial return to members

* Responsible for the accurate presentation and review of all financial accounts and reports for the board

* Review investments and meet with investment advisors and investment committee

* Oversee day to day operations in the Credit Union, including all staffing arrangements and requirements

* Assist the Board in formulating policies on all aspects of the business and review these policies every year and recommend changes to the board for approval

* Ensure that all Money Laundering guidelines are adhered to, and compliance with all legislation, regulations and guidance including data protection and employment law

* Prepare risk; register, appetite and tolerance statement

* Ensure that the Credit Union is in compliance with all health and safety regulations and policies

* Devise and monitor targets and performance standards for the volume and quality of loans in Ballinasloe CU, provide assistance to improve performance where necessary

* Support the Board of Directors in any undertakings pertaining to the Credit Union

The successful candidate should have the following:

* 10+ years experience within financial services is desirable

* Appropriate third level degree or equivalent experience

* Customer focus with an emphasis on delivery, proven problem solving capabilities

* Excellent interpersonal, leadership and relationship building skills

* Successful track record of managing a team

The position is based in Ballinasloe Co.Galway.

How to Apply: Applications including CV and cover letter by email addressed to:

Applicants should state clearly the reference number BCU CEO 2017

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 20th March 2017

Ballinsloe Credit Union (Our Lady of Lourdes) Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer