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Due to the impending retirement of the current CEO, we seek a suitably experienced and dynamic individual to take on this key role. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly successful financial institution and to shape the future success and strategy of Monasterevan Credit Union.

This is a Pre-approved control function (PCF) under the Central Bank fitness and probity regime.

The Role

Reporting to the Board of Directors and based in Monasterevan Town, the CEO’s main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Credit Union.

  • Develop and lead the Business Development and implementation of a credible lending policy, both inhouse and online.

  • To propose the overall strategy for the services to be provided by Monasterevan Credit Union and to develop those for agreement by the Board.

  • Appointing, leading and motivating the Management Team and Staff to maintain overall operational performance standards.

  • Ensuring high quality internal controls are implemented and maintained to safeguard the assets of the members of Monasterevan Credit Union.

  • Leading the planning, implementation and creative development of all marketing and growth strategies, to maximize financial return and to increase member numbers.

  • Devising and managing targets and performance standards for all employees.

  • Supporting the Board of Directors and Committees in all aspects of their Governance role.

  • Assisting the Board in formulating and reviewing strategies and policies for all aspects of the business, as well as development and execution of the strategic plan.

  • Overseeing the investment portfolio and liaise with fund managers.

  • Driving Change Management initiatives.

  • Maintaining full compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements including the areas of risk, data protection, money laundering, employment law and health and safety.

  • Representing the credit union with services providers, regulatory authorities, industry bodies and other credit unions.

  • Work with the Management team to identify opportunities for IT improvements and generate efficiencies.

  • Accurate presentation & reporting of financial accounts and budgets to the Board, in collaboration with the Finance Officer.

  • Ad hoc projects.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in leading and managing an experienced and diverse workforce.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working at a senior management level. Experience within a credit union / financial institution, would be beneficial.

  • A clear understanding of relevant legislation (Credit Union Act, Consumer Protection Code, Data Protection, and Criminal Justice Act – MLR & CTF).

  • A strong understanding of risk management and compliance with relevant regulatory requirements.

  • Proven history of interaction with Boards and other senior stakeholders. Experience dealing with the Central Bank would be a decided benefit, but is not essential.

  • Exceptional people management and motivational skills.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Possess QFA and/or CUA qualifications.

  • Other professional qualifications relating to compliance and/or Risk Management would be desirable but not essential.

  • Third Level Qualification, Desired but not essential

  • Very strong, IT and process improvement skills and track record of driving and implementing continuous improvement.

  • A genuine interest in the Credit Union movement and passion for its values and ethos.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Credit Union.
All CV’s to killianconsulting@gmail.com
Closing date for applications is Friday 6th June 2022
Monasterevan Credit Union is an equal opportunities employer
Monasterevan Credit Union is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
Canvassing will disqualify.

Please contact me, Aidan Killian on killianconsulting@gmail.com
OR 086 360 5565 for a copy of the Recruitment Privacy Notice if required.