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.
Thanks to our history, size, and local expertise, we’re uniquely placed to offer a personal service that larger banks can’t. This 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 cooperative 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.
Non-Executive Director Position
Could you help to shape the future of Glasgow Credit Union?
Our members are at the heart of every decision we make, and as a Non-Executive Director, you’ll be integral in shaping the future of our £207million asset base credit union.
Although the products we offer are similar to those you’d find at a bank, our ethos is very different. We’re owned by our 50,000+ members, and everything we do is focused on financially empowering them and their communities.
We currently have three Non-Executive Director vacancies and would welcome applicants with working knowledge or experience in any of the following areas:
the credit union sector
community or charity work, including social enterprises
setting up or managing your own business
strategic or operational expertise in a financial services organisation
specialism in the areas of accountancy, mortgages, unsecured lending, credit risk, or regulatory compliance within a financial services context
transferable expertise in the areas of law, finance, governance, human resources, IT or risk management, from within any sector.
We seek to have a diverse Board that truly represents our membership and wider Common Bond. We therefore encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and demographics, especially those that are currently underrepresented on our Board.
Director positions are remunerated, and Directors normally participate in around 12 Board meetings, four Committee meetings and one Strategy Day each year.
Applications will be received from Thursday, 1 July until Thursday, 30 September 2021 however, we would encourage members to apply as soon as possible for us to prepare for the 2021 AGM. A Nominations Committee will review every application.
If you have skills and experience in any of the areas listed above, and a passion to help improve your community, we would be very interested in hearing from you.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack. Please note that you must be a member of Glasgow Credit Union to apply.
Please check first that you are eligible to apply:
You are aged 18 or over
You have had an active Glasgow Credit Union membership for at least 3 months
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.