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South Dublin Credit Union Ltd

is now inviting applications for the following position:

CEO ( Ref: SDCU CEO 2021)


South Dublin Credit Union is a progressive financial services provider, with over 11,000 members, and with total assets of over €60 million. We are rooted in south Dublin with offices in Stillorgan and Donnybrook with our common bond spanning Mount Merrion, Leopardstown and Sandyford.  Our vision is to provide for the financial needs of members in a co-operative and professional manner. This is a unique opportunity to join an ambitious and successful financial institution and to shape the future success and strategic evolution of South Dublin Credit Union.

Principal responsibilities of the Role:

The CEO will report to the Board of Directors and will support the board in designing, implementing and evolving the boards long term strategic vision. The CEO will be 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 whilst ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. He/she will act at all times within the policies as laid down by the Board, the Credit Union Act 1997 (as amended 2018), and within the ethos/philosophy of the Credit Union.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall direction and leadership in the management of the Credit Union

  • Develop and implement the strategic and business objectives in association with the Board

  • Effectively develop and motivate staff who continue to contribute to the growth and performance of SDCU

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

  • Ensure high quality internal controls to safeguard the assets of the members of SDCU

  • Oversee the performance of SDCU Credit Union to maximise financial return and service to members

  • Ensure effective working relationships with the Credit Union's regulatory stakeholders including, Central Bank, Data Protection Commissioner and Financial Services Ombudsman

  • Accurate presentation & reporting of financial accounts to the Board

  • Assist the Board in formulating and reviewing policies for all aspects of the business

  • Lead the planning, implementation and creative development of all marketing and growth strategies

  • Continuously challenge the business model to maximise relevance to all members and target market segments

  • Devise and manage targets and performance standards for all employees and key areas of the business plan

  • Support the Board of Directors in all aspects of their Governance role

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • A strong financial services background with a forward-looking and strategic growth mind-set

  • Demonstrable ability to devise, espouse and implement a strategic vision

  • Strong and broad underwriting and risk management capabilities will be an advantage

  • Exceptional people management and motivational skills

  • Proven achievement in employee and performance management, and organisation development

  • Demonstrated capabilities in business improvements and change management

  • Appropriate third level degree or equivalent experience

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Highly member-focused with an emphasis on delivery and growth  

  • Knowledge of and experience in technology deployment in business


Role is subject to Central Bank Fitness & Probity Regime Assessment and is a Pre-Approved Control Function
How to Apply:

Applications including CV and cover letter by email addressed to: recruit@pinta.ie
Applicants should state clearly the reference number: SDCU CEO 2021
Closing Date for receipt of applications is 31st January 2021
Short listing may apply, and assessment will be done on the basis of the information provided in the application
SDCU Credit Union Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer