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Volunteer Director

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Job Description

As a community-focused credit union we serve our Members and the wider community to enable people to manage their money securely and responsibly, allowing them to flourish in life. You will help shape our strategic direction.

What will you be doing?

The role of a Credit Union Director is to help shape the strategic direction of the Credit Union andensuring the credit union maintains a sound financial state and operates within the law, rulesand the Credit Unions policies and procedures.

As part of a team of volunteer Directors, you will work with the CEO and staff, bringing your experience, knowledge and skills to work together in promoting the continued success of Advance CU.

We have grown in recent years and transformed into a fully-digital paperless operation,consistentlyprofitable, tight control of loan arrearsand with very high customer satisfaction rates.

We continue to pursue high standards of governance and ambitious growth targets.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has experience ofworking within the financial services sector, Information Technology, legal, HR orin a management role that has provided you with a clear understanding of business processes.

We are regulated by the FCA and PRA, this is a regulated role and requires compliance with conduct rules.

Our common bond rules require that applicants must liveor workwithin a B postcode, including Birmingham and Solihull Borough and must join as a Member.

Knowledge and experience of credit unions is not necessary, but an awareness of regulatory compliance is beneficial.

What difference will you make?

As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, we serve more than 5,500 Members, enabling them to save and borrow securely and responsibly. We encourage people to save regularly to improve their financial resilience. All of our borrowers will also save at least £3/week as they repay their loan; part of our aim to nudge good money habits. We lend more than £2.8m annually.

We are now opening our second branch, in Birmingham city centre, a very exciting opportunity for us to extend our reach and impact the lives of more people within our community.

We work with local authorities, housing associations, other agencies and the wider financial services sector to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Before you apply

As a regulated business, we are required to complete the following checks: 1. proof of ID (passport/driving licence) 2. proof of address (utility bill/council tax bill) 3. Two references including employer where relevant) 4. Bankruptcy check 5. DBS check. 6. Credit Reference check 7. Disqualified director check (Companies House) 8. Confidentiality agreement 9.Fitness and Propriety check

Causes
  • Financial inclusion
  • Advance Credit Union serves the communities ofBirmingham and Solihull providing affordable and accessible financial services.

    Credit Unions are financial not-for-profit co-operatives. We...

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