Volunteers Wanted (Starting January 2019)

Volunteers Wanted (Starting January 2019)

We are looking for a number of enthusiastic and energetic individuals to become volunteer Directors, Board Oversight Committee Members or Committees Members of our credit union. These leadership roles are great opportunities for people looking to give back to their community and improve themselves through education, training and development in a co-operative financial services environment.

Benefits of Becoming a Director

  • Gain skills and expertise at a senior level relating to the provision of financial services
  • Gain valuable boardroom experience which enhances career development
  • Have access to supported further education opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to share business experiences, leadership skills and management capabilities in a team effort
  • Contribute to the development of strategies and business plans
  • Give back to your local community by strengthening its financial services co-operative

Role Details

  • The Board of Directors is responsible for the general control, direction, and management of the Credit Union
  • The Credit Union has a professional management structure but the Board is responsible for setting the strategy for the credit union and overseeing the management of the credit union by the management team
  • Meetings of the Board of Directors take place monthly and are usually held on the last Wednesday evening of each calendar month. Meetings generally take between 2 and 2.5 hours.
  • Directors are encouraged to get involved on various committees.

Application Process (Closing Date – Friday 23rd November 2018)

Download a Volunteer Application Form here, complete in full and return to the credit union by email to nominations@bcu.ie or via postmarked private and confidential to:

Nominations Committee
Ballincollig Credit Union Limited,
Harrington St,

Credit Union directors must meet Central Bank requirements for fitness and probity and candidates will be subject to some checks prior to nomination. Details of the requirements can be found here