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 vacant on the Board.

The Board of Directors

Glasgow Credit Union is led by a Board of Directors, each 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.

Our Directors Academy incorporates development and recognition from industry recognised bodies, such as the Institute of Directors. 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?

The Academy incorporates the following development courses run in conjunction with the Institute of Directors (IOD):

  • The role of the Non-Executive Director;
  • Boardroom Behaviours;
  • Finance for Directors.

Commencing March 2020, 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.

How do I find out more information about the Directors Academy?

If you are interested in this unique opportunity to develop your skills and help build a healthier credit union, please email: DirectorsAcademy@glasgowcu.com