Unify Credit Union


Vacancy for Unify CEO

Wednesday 27th Mar, 2024

Unify Credit Union are looking to hire a new CEO


Role                             Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reporting to                The Chairman

Salary                          In the range of £55k-£65k (depending upon experience)

Hours                           30 hours – 37.5 hours per week


Following retirement of our CEO, Unify Credit Union are preparing for the next chapter in our journey and seeking a dynamic, forward thinking, CEO who can deliver exceptional operational performance and grow the business whilst motivating and developing the team and working in partnership with the Board to provide a strategic vision that meets the needs of both existing and future members.

Based at our Wigan Branch with operations across Chorley, South Ribble, Warrington and Wigan, are you the person to ensure that Unify Credit Union continues its successful journey?

Unify Credit Union is authorised and regulated by both the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority.

We are a community savings and loan co-operative providing financial services to 10,000 members across Chorley, Skelmersdale and the boroughs of Wigan, South Ribble and Warrington. We are a Real Living Wage Employer and pride ourselves on being a ‘family friendly’ organisation. We are a not-for-profit organisation that relies on a talented group of employees and volunteers who are collectively passionate about providing vital access to financial services and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.

As a family friendly organisation, we recognise the importance of, and actively promote work/life harmony and flexible working.  Applications from candidates looking for part-time or full-time hours (between 30 hours and 37.5 hours a week) are encouraged. 


The CEO will be responsible for: 


To be successful in this role, you will have: -



We offer you more than the opportunity to work. We offer you the chance to help in supporting the local community to become more financially resilient.

The key activities of the role can be summarised as follows:- 

  1. Design and execution of the strategic direction of the Credit Union.
  2. Demonstrate Leadership, implementing strategies agreed with the Board for the success of the Credit Union and ensuring successful plans are in place for business growth and first-class customer service.
  3. Undertake staffing responsibilities, effectively managing, leading, and motivating the team within a culture of trust to devise and deliver plans around budgeting, loan growth and operations.
  4. Take overall responsibilities for the creation and maintenance of effective controls, policies and procedures, as well as for reviews of their effectiveness and compliance.
  5. Delegate delivery of essential functions including accounting, anti money laundering, business development, compliance, property etc.
  6. Ensure efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and business focus of financial systems and processes. Investigates and advises on highly complex issues and leads on corporate reporting/providing strategic financial and business planning advice.
  7. Ensure delivery of high-quality information from the SMT to the Board, working with the board to deliver marketing strategies and business development to maximise benefits and raise the profile of the Credit Union in a safe and sustainable manner.
  8. Develop and maintain successful stakeholder relations, ensuring the SMT and board are kept informed of all relevant information, risks and opportunities.
  9. Implementation throughout the Credit Union of suitable arrangements to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees, members, directors at work and the health and safety of other persons who may be affected by their activities.
  10. Undertake any other duties in pursuance of the above overall objective as Chief Executive Officer or as the UCU Board of Directors may from time to time reasonably require commensurate with the post of CEO.


This list of responsibilities in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed. An employee will be required to follow any other job-related duties as required by the Credit Union.

To apply for this post please send your up to date CV for the attention of the Chairman to chair@unifycu.org.

Closing date for applications is 19th April 2024.


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