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The Lough Credit Union

Marketing and Business Development Officer

The Lough Credit Union is a member-owned financial services provider on the southside of Cork City that has operated at the heart of its community for over half a century. With over 13,000 members, assets in excess of €106 million and with offices in Bandon Road and Togher, the credit union’s mission is to provide financial services for all its members in a professional manner; “not for profit, not for charity, but for service”.

The credit union is focused on providing those residing, working and studying in its community with a genuine co-operative banking solution, by offering products and services driven by the needs of the membership rather than by profit or corporate interest. At the core of the credit union’s mission is the philosophy and operating principles of the Irish Credit Union Movement. 


Marketing and Business Development Officer
Contract Status: 30 hours Part Time, Permanent Contract
Reporting to: CEO

The credit union is seeking to appoint a Marketing and Business Development Officer. Reporting directly to the CEO, he/she will be responsible for identifying opportunities and building relationships that result in both active membership growth and increased lending, in accordance with the credit union’s business objectives.  

More specifically, he/she will have responsibility for: 

  • Developing the Lough Credit Union’s online lending services and products 

  • Developing and promoting The Lough Credit Union via its website and social media platforms

  • Developing innovative promotion and marketing campaigns 

  • Assisting in the business development of the Lough Credit Union through visits to businesses and organisations within the common bond

  • Developing the Lough Credit Union brand and visibility with new events and partnerships in the community

  • Coordinating and participating in all School and Community campaigns

  • Developing the annual marketing plan with appropriate metrics and implementing same

 The Person:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent IT skills, with prior social media/digital marketing experience (desirable)

  • Previous experience in Marketing and in Business Development

  • Ability to work effectively with other team members

  • Strong interpersonal and communication (both spoken and written) skills 

  • Good Presentation Skills

  • Previous community involvement (desirable)

  • An understanding of the credit union sector in Ireland (desirable)

  • Previous experience in credit unions or equivalent experience (desirable) 

How to Apply:

  • Applications should include a cover Letter and CV and can be sent as follows:

    • By Email: jamie.oleary@loughcu.ie, or

    • By Hard copy, marked for the attention of Jamie O’ Leary, CEO, The Lough Credit Union Limited, 100-103 Bandon Road, Cork.

  • Closing Date for Applications: 5pmFriday, 29th October 2021.

  • To access the credit union recruitment privacy notice, please visit:  www.loughcu.ie

The Lough Credit Union Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Canvassing will disqualify.

The Lough Credit Union Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland