Directors Academy

Our Directors Academy provides a fantastic opportunity to build your skills and understanding of a Non-Executive Directors role within the credit union and prepare you to potentially take on a Director’s position in the largest and most successful credit union in the UK. The programme provides a framework defined in conjunction with industry recognised bodies, which allows candidates to develop required skills and knowledge in advance of prospective positions becoming available on the Board.

The Board of Directors

Glasgow Credit Union is led by a Board of Directors, with a diverse range of skills and expertise. Elected from within the membership, the Board is accountable to all members and it is their role to define the strategy, approve business plans and to challenge and support the Chief Executive Officer.

Our Board of Directors carry a great deal of responsibility and invest a significant amount of time in their roles. However, they recognise that members are our biggest strength, which is why it is so important to involve them in setting our future path. To ensure all members (regardless of industry knowledge or background) have an opportunity to become involved, this bespoke training programme has been introduced.

Do you have the passion to make a difference?

Over the last 30 years, our aim has been to improve the lives of members by encouraging thrift and financial well-being. The story of our success is down to our members. Eager to spread the benefits to more people each year, our members help drive us forward by making sure we remain relevant in today’s modern world.

Over the course of six months, training will provide candidates with the confidence and ability to quickly embrace the responsibilities of a Board Director.

To qualify for application to the Academy there are two requirements:

  1. You must be able to commit to the training dates on the syllabus; and
  2. You must have been a member with Glasgow Credit Union for at least 12 months.

What’s involved?

Commencing 27 April 2022, this six-month programme aims to help build an understanding of the credit unions’:

  • Purpose and history;
  • Rules, Regulations and Legislation;
  • Business model, strategy and structure;
  • Operations, oversight and governance.

The Academy provides an excellent opportunity for candidates to learn new skills and incorporates the following development courses:

  • The role of the Non-Executive Director;
  • Boardroom Behaviours;
  • Finances and risk management.

How do I apply?

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and demographics. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please submit an application.

The application process closes on 25 March 2022.

Interviews will take place on Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 April from 4pm onwards.

Please send any questions to: [email protected]