Board member

  • VO38413
  • Board/trustee role


The Board is responsible for the success of the credit union, agreeing matters of policy & business strategy, ensuring compliance with legislation and holding the management to account. Board members attend monthly Board meetings and other sub-group meetings as necessary, and keep up to date with the business and policies of the credit union, as well as relevant legislation.

Specific vacancies: (i) assisting the Board and management with legal matters, particularly legislation interpretation and review of service level contracts, a qualification and/or practical working knowledge of contract law would be an asset; (ii) an HR role involving liaison with management on staffing matters, reviewing staff contracts and advising on performance management and changes in legislation, understanding and experience of relevant Human Resources legislation and practice would be a considerable asset; (iii) individuals with experience of management in the 'high street' aspects of banking are sought.

Organisation aims and objectives

The aim of the Credit Union is to enable members to achieve a better standard of living through their participation in the Credit Union Movement; encourage thrift through regular savings; act as a source of credit for the benefit of its members; educate its members in the wide use of money. The Credit Union philosophy & operational methods promote the welfare of its members and wider community.










Regular monthly evening and some daytime availability needed. Minimum commitment of 6 hours per month


Must be eligible to become a member of the credit union or already a member and therefore will need to live or work within the DCU common bond area of DD1 to DD7 or be an employee or tenant of the local council or housing associations.
Experience required: The positions require a combination of relevant professional skills and experience, common sense, dedication, integrity and wisdom and a commitment to serving the local community and sympathy with the aims of the credit union. Business or voluntary sector experience at a management level will be an asset For Board Members registration under the FCA Senior Managers’ Regime may apply and a basic criminal records check is required.
Minimum age: 16


Training details: Full training on the credit union’s operations will be provided through a combination of direct interactions with other Board members and staff and the use of online training resources.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet,
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