Glasgow Credit Union is the largest and most successful credit union in the UK. Established as a financial mutual in 1989, Glasgow Credit Union offers loans, savings and mortgages. Membership is exclusively available to people who live or work in the Glasgow ‘G’ postcode area. Glasgow Credit Union currently has just under 50,000 members and assets of more than £170 million.
Thanks to our history, size, and local expertise, we’re uniquely placed to offer a personal service that larger banks can’t. Which is what members tell us they need and with the right people in our team, it’s a commitment we can deliver.
A career at Glasgow Credit Union puts you at the centre of a member-owned financial co-operative in an inclusive working environment. We believe in rewarding innovation, supporting diversity, and making a positive impact on Glasgow —socially, economically, and environmentally.
If you’re looking for a company that offers competitive and flexible rewards and benefits, and a chance to help build a healthier community, we invite you to explore the possibilities.
This year, we have six vacancies for Non-Executive Directors. These vacancies have arisen from several Directors reaching the end of their current term. In line with our Rulebook, if eligible, these Directors can apply to stand for a further term, should they wish to do so. All appointments to the Board must be approved by members at the 2019 AGM.
Our Board diversity aspiration means we are looking for members across all demographics with a variety of skills and experience in any or all of the following areas:
credit union knowledge and/or working experience;
community work and/or charity work including social enterprises;
setting up and/or managing your own business;
strategic and/or operational expertise in a financial services organisation;
specialisms in the areas of accountancy, legal, finance, governance, human resources, IT and risk management, credit risk, regulatory compliance, mortgages or unsecured lending in a financial services context.
The Nominations and Remuneration Committee will review every applicant.
The closing date for applications is 12 November 2019, however, we would encourage members to apply as soon as possible in order for us to prepare candidates for the 2019 AGM.
The application process will therefore be open from 1 September to 12 November 2019.
If you have skills and experience in the areas highlighted and believe you could assist the credit union, we would be very interested in hearing from you. Please email: email@example.com or call 0141 274 5410 for an application pack. Please note that you will need to be a Glasgow Credit Union member to apply.
Please check first that you are eligible to apply:
You are aged 18 or over
You have a UK bank account in your own or joint names
You are a permanent UK resident
You have never been bankrupt or had a Court Decree
To complete your application you will need:
Your current employer's address details
Details of monthly income and outgoings
Bank or building society details (sort code and account number)
To enable us to make a decision on your loan application we will contact Credit Referencing & Fraud Prevention Agencies. This will register a search against your credit record and if your application is successful we will share the information we hold for you with these agencies. Further details are available in our Privacy Notice
It is important that you read the Privacy Notice document above. If there is anything that you do not understand, please contact us.
Please be aware that the longer you take to pay back a loan, the more you will pay back in interest. If you go for a shorter term your monthly repayment might go up, but you'll save in interest and pay back your loan faster.