Chief Executive Officer

  • Arra HRD
  • St Brigids Credit Union Limited, Church Street, Clara, County Offaly, Ireland
  • 09/05/2024
Full time, Permanent Banking Finance Information Technology Management QFA Strategy-Planning

Job Description


Employment Opportunity at St Brigid’s Credit Union Ltd.

St Brigid’s Credit Union is a progressive community based financial service. It has offices in Clara, Moate, Ferbane, and Banagher serving members with a wide range of services. Arra HRD Limited has been retained to manage the recruitment process to fill the vacancy for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the main responsibilities of the CEO are to:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the credit union.
  • Lead and motivate the Management Team and credit union employees.
  • Undertake and oversee employee performance appraisals and maintain the staff succession plan.
  • Draft and present strategies / plans / policies for discussion and Board approval.
  • Oversee the financial statements and management accounts.
  • Report monthly to the Board on the performance of the credit union and matters relevant to the Board’s role.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and other regulatory requirements, including complete and accurate statutory returns to the Central Bank of Ireland.
  • Promote and deliver products and services to Members including digital and online services.
  • Represent the credit union with service providers, regulatory authorities, industry bodies and other credit unions.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience working at a senior level in financial services
  • A third level degree / relevant professional qualification and / or relevant experience in a similar role.
  • A strong financial services background with a forward-looking and growth-oriented mindset.
  • Outstanding Leadership, people management and motivational skills combined with the ability to manage stakeholders, members, and third-party relationships.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in change management, business improvements and organisation development.
  • A detailed knowledge and understanding of credit unions, their operating principles and ethos.
  • Very strong financial and IT skills, including experience in technology deployment.


The position of CEO is a Pre-approved Controlled Function (PCF) subject to the Central Bank of Ireland’s Fitness & Probity Standards.

Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. St Brigid’s Credit Union Ltd. is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applications will be shortlisted for interview. Canvassing will disqualify.

Closing Date for applications: Friday, 31st of May 2024     

Applications including C.V. can be sent via post to Michael O’Sullivan, Arra HRD Limited, Castlelost West, Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath N91 P286 or email to

KEY Competencies

Senior Management, Staff Management, Financial, Attention to Detail, Planning, Co-Ordination Skills, Digital, Interpersonal Skills