Wicklow & District Credit Union

Manager Vacancy


  • Reporting directly to the Chairperson and acting on authority vested in the position by the Board, the Manager will develop and maintain the operation as a high-quality provider of an agreed range of services to the Credit Union membership.
  • Establish and maintain standards of performance for all services provided, taking into account the requirement to achieve and maintain excellence in servicing the needs of the Board and the Credit Union.


  • To propose the overall strategy for the services to be provided by the Credit Union and to develop those strategies for agreement by the Board.
  • To propose policies for consideration by the Board and ensure implementation of agreed policies and procedures.
  • To provide overall direction and leadership in the management of the Credit Union.
  • To focus credit union operations to provide excellent customer services to the members and to meet with members to discuss any issues.
  • To provide an efficient lending service to members within the authorised limits granted to the manager and other staff credit officers and to interview loan applicants for loans up to the managers authorized limit.
  • To develop and present to the Board for approval, annual operating budgets and plans as well as capital budgets and programmes for all operations.
  • To authorise expenditure within budget in accordance with guidelines agreed with the Board.
  • To develop and maintain an effective working environment for employees.
  • To propose for Board approval, policies and operational plans in relation to the remuneration and conditions of service of staff, as well as in relation to all matters pertaining to staffing numbers, recruitment, promotion and organisation structures. To ensure that plans are in place for the development and training of staff, and to monitor implementation.
  • To ensure that there is adequate planning of the credit union annual statutory audit for AGM
  • To ensure there is adequate planning of the credit unions AGM and that members have adequate notice and that accounts are prepared in time in the proper format.
  • To ensure that all motions passed at the AGM of the Credit Union are regularly brought to the Board for implementation.
  • To ensure that adequate internal controls are in place to safeguard the assets of the credit union and in doing so make reference to recommendations made by Irish League of Credit Unions representatives, the credit union auditors report and representatives from the Financial Regulator.
  • To report to the Board at each meeting and to keep the Board informed of all matters relevant to its role, and to advise the Chairman on all relevant matters arising between Board meetings.
  • To be responsible for the Credit Union complying with all statutory and other appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • To support the Board in the discharge of its role as the elected representative body of the Credit Union.
  • To liaise with the Chairman in relation to convening meetings of the Principal Officers and to assist with the collation of information for the agenda of the Board meetings.
  • To undertake such other reasonable and lawful duties as may be directed from time to time by the Board.


   The successful candidate will have:
  • Qualified Accountant, (ACA ACCA CIMA CPA) with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working at management level. Experience within a credit union / financial institution, would be beneficial.
  • 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
  • Other professional qualifications relating to compliance and/or Risk Management would be desirable 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. 
  • This is a Pre-Approved Control Function (PCF) subject to verification by the Central Bank of Ireland.
All CV’s to killianconsulting@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 11th October 2019

Wicklow & District CU is an equal opportunities employer
Wicklow & District CU is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
Canvassing will disqualify.

Please contact me, Aidan Killian on  killianconsulting@gmail.com
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