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A Career with Chorley Building Society

If you are interested in a career with Chorley Building Society, we would be delighted to hear from you.

This section lets you know whether we have any current vacancies and invites you to register your interest for future opportunities

Our recruitment is handled by our HR Manager which means that if you register your interest with us, your application will be considered for any relevant vacancy throughout the Society.

To apply for any role in Chorley Building Society, please complete our application form:

Click here for our online application form

Click here for our printable application form

Due to the nature of the roles within the Society, your agreement to credit history and criminal record checks will be requested in the event of you being conditionally offered any position. For details of how we will use your personal data, please see our candidate privacy notice below. Chorley Building Society is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Accounts Assistant

**Fixed 12 months contract**

All completed application forms to be sent to

Job Purpose

The Accounts Assistant is responsible for maintaining accurate and timely financial records and financial information.

To assist in the preparation of monthly Management Accounts, key performance MI and the Annual Report and Accounts

To support the Society’s overall strategic aims and objectives

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- Management Accounts

- To provide support as required to the Management Accountant in the preparation of monthly management accounts and KPIs

- Annual Report & Accounts

- To assist in the preparation of working papers and reconciliations in the Society’s Annual Report and Accounts and Summary Financial Statement in accordance with appropriate accountancy standards, statutory and regulatory requirements

- Regulatory Reporting

- To support Regulatory Reporting submissions, as and when required

- Budget Reporting

- Develop and maintain relationships with designated budget holder.

- Conduct monthly review meetings with budget holders and provide updates to the Finance team.

- Contribute to the Corporate Plan Forecasting process in relation to the budgets responsible for.

- Key Performance MI

- To provide support as required to the Management Accountant in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc Board/Committee reports as per the agendas

- Treasury Back Office

- To prepare the daily Summary Treasury Information and report to the Assistant Management Accountant in order that a 12 noon reporting deadline is met

- To update and ensure Treasury back office processes are up to date at all times

- To issue diary reminders to the Finance team for all treasury deal maturities

- To ensure accurate and timely execution of the administration of the Society’s Treasury function in accordance with the Society’s Treasury Policy Statement

- To report any breaches of risk appetite or statutory/regulatory limits detailed in the Treasury Policy Statement are reported to the Head of Finance, Finance Director, DCEO and CEO in a timely manner in accordance with the Treasury Policy Statement

- To post treasury transactions to the Nominal Ledger

- To initiate treasury payment settlements via the appropriate bank accounts

- To update bank mandates and ensure they are kept up to date at all times

- To collate Standard Settlement Instructions for every counterparty and ensure they are updated

- To collate Treasury confirmations for every treasury deal

- To maintain the Bank of England Reserve Account signatories

- Purchase Ledger

- To check and request appropriate senior manager sign-off of all purchase before settlement

- To code purchase invoices accurately in the nominal ledger

- To settle purchase invoices on a timely basis

- To initiate purchase payments via the appropriate bank account

- To scan all purchase invoices into the Purchase Ledger

- Systems and Controls

- To collate and evidence the appropriate sign-off of Journals in sequential order

- To perform and reconcile the interface between Pro-vision and the Nominal Ledger daily

- To report any irregularities identified in the daily reconciliation to the Assistant Management Accountant and Management Accountant in a timely manner

- To perform a bank reconciliation daily and report discrepancies to the Assistant Management Accountant and Management Accountant in a timely manner

- To ensure all bank statements are received in a timely manner

- To reconcile cash in branch tills to Pro-Vision and the Nominal Ledger on a daily basis reporting any discrepancies to the Management Accountant in a timely manner

- To place cheques in safe-keeping

- Ensure the bank mandate is kept up to date and is authorised in accordance with the Society’s procedures

- To manage petty cash

- To manage the usage of the credit card

- To update procedure manuals and ensure they are accessible for inspection at all times

- To update processes on an on-going basis for improvements and automated solutions where possible

- To collate and post to the Nominal Ledger all insurance department transactions

- General Responsibilities

- To provide support where necessary to the Management Accountant

- To treat all monies, information, assets and resources as the property of the Society, and not to be communicated, released or made available to another person or organisation without the express permission of either authorisation contained in the Society’s System Manuals or a Manager

- To carry out such other duties, which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and expectations of the position

- Ensure accounting records shall be preserved for at least 6years from the date on which they were made, in accordance with the Building Societies Act

Values, Behaviour and Conduct

- Act in good faith and honesty in what is considered to be the best interest of the Society

- Comply with the Society’s security procedures (both in spirit and practise) to ensure a safe environment for both staff and customers

You have responsibility to demonstrate the Employee Values at all times when representing Chorley Building Society. Therefore this applies on occasions both on and off Society premises where you are identifiable as a Chorley Building Society employee. All staff must behave in line with these Values and support other employees to do the same.

You must comply with Conduct Rules, Treating Customers Fairly and any other relevant Regulator rules regarding Conduct.

Please see the Employee Handbook for further details of Values, Behaviour and Conduct.

Training and Development

- To maintain personal training records which should be up to date and available for inspection at all times

- To attend training courses and undertake examinations as appropriate for this Job Description and as an employee of the Society to ensure job and personal skills are maintained to the satisfactory standard required by the Society

Fraud Prevention

You have responsibility to ensure that the Society adheres to the Fraud Prevention Policy Statement.

You have the responsibility to;

- ensure the Society’s reputation and assets are protected against fraud

- adhere to the Fraud Prevention Policy Statement and the Society’s systems and procedures in relation to the prevention of fraud

- act with propriety in the use of Society resources and the handling and use of Society funds whether you are involved with members or dealing with suppliers

- be alert to the possibility that unusual events or transactions could be indicators of fraud

- report details immediately to your line Manager if you suspect that a fraud has been committed or see any suspicious acts or events

- Co-operate fully with whoever is conducting internal checks or reviews or fraud investigations

Lending Procedure & Governance Manager

Mortgage Department, reporting to the Head of Lending

Job Purpose:

To manage the procedures, processes and policies for the Mortgage Lending Department to provide an efficient and professional mortgage advisory, underwriting and administrative service to the Society’s members, customers and intermediaries. This role is responsible for recommending change to the Head of Lending and making key decisions with ownership of lending policy, processes, procedures and third party relationships. The role will also take a key role in mortgage related projects, planning and implementing these within the department.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

- Support the development of the mortgage sales channels through the implementation of new mortgage products, services and initiatives to the departmental policies, processes, procedures and Society documentation.

- Maintain knowledge and comply with all regulatory, legal responsibilities and codes of conduct to which the Society must comply i.e. AML, MCOB, DPA, TCF etc.

- Ensuring the Mortgage Department is compliant with all regulatory, legal responsibilities through the creation and maintenance of policies, procedures, processes and documentation for Mortgage Advice and Underwriting.

- Annual maintenance of the Society’s Lending Policy Statement for recommendation to the Head of Lending and Board.

- Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of policy, processes, procedures and documentation.

- Support IT with the testing and implementation of system releases to Pro-Vision & Broker Online (our mortgage systems), build changes into the Lending processes, procedures and policies and provide training to the team on any changes.

- Providing guidance to the team and the Society in accordance with MCOB sourcebook.

- Provide training and development to mortgage staff in line with the departmental policies, processes and procedures.

- Undertake mortgage related Board reporting and Management Information as required by the Head of Lending.

- Manage the contracts for any outsourced arrangements for the Mortgage Department, ensuring appropriate due diligence is undertaken.

- First line of defence for all aspects of mortgage lending including quality, risk and control management.

- External relations / liaison with the Regulatory Authorities e.g. PRA, FCA, CML (as required).

- Carry out such other duties, which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and expectations of the position.

Certification Requirements

- Discharge and comply with your regulatory responsibilities of any regulatory authority which is relevant to your role and/or to the Society including, but not limited to, the provisions of all regulations arising from the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “Act”).

- Promptly disclose any wrongdoing to the Society, and/ or the Regulator as appropriate, or proposed wrongdoing by any employee, worker, director or other officer of the Society, including your own wrongdoing, and any matter which the Society might reasonably consider would affect your fitness and propriety.

- Comply with all relevant Conduct Rules issued by the FCA and/or the PRA and are applicable to your role.

- Maintain and renew any necessary certifications or authorisations required in order to satisfactorily perform any aspect of your role.

- Notify the Society immediately of any change in circumstances relevant to your Certification status.

- Consent to due diligence checks in accordance with the requirements of the Society and Regulator.

- Be aware of those activities which you, and any other employee of the Society who you have a line management function of, are permitted to be involved. Job Description – Lending Procedure & Governance Manager

- Ensure that those who you are required to supervise or to whom you may delegate some of your responsibilities undertake their duties in an appropriate manner in accordance with their regulatory obligations and take all reasonable steps to ensure their adequate supervision to comply with your obligations.

Technical skills, knowledge and experience requirements

- This role is a certified role under the certification scheme.

- CeMap qualified or industry equivalent (critical).

- 5 years+ experience within a Mortgage Lending environment (critical).

- Significant manual residential mortgage underwriting experience incl. self-build.

- Experience of designing and writing policies.

- Experience of creating procedural guides.

- Experience of designing and delivering operational training.

- Excellent writing skills, with good proof reading ability.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Ability to plan and manage small projects from initiation to implementation.

Important Notice

This Job Description records the principle responsibilities of the job at the date shown. The Job Description will be updated from time to time, in consultation with employees, to reflect changing practises. Circumstances may arise however where, by mutual verbal agreement, a Job Description is altered or modified for a short or temporary period without this document being formally re-issued.

Please contact in the first instance.

Full Time Business Admin L3 Apprenticeship

Chorley Building Society is currently recruiting for a full time Business Admin L3 Apprenticeship (approx. 15 to 18 months’ qualification through Runshaw College).

Predominantly, this apprenticeship will cover the HR assistant role. However this role will also have capacity to provide, where required, Executive and Secretarial support. The qualification will also require the apprentice to experience some Financial and Operational systems too.

Applicants should apply through the following on-line link with Runshaw Collage under Business Admin Level 3 Apprenticeship at Chorley Building Society. Or apply directly to at Runshaw College.

Due to the regulated financial environment, an application for a credit report and a DBS certificate may be submitted if conditionally offered the position. Chorley Building Society is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Candidate Privacy Notice

Chorley and District Building Society is a "data controller". This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. This privacy notice is necessary because you are applying for work with us, whether as an employee, worker or contractor. It makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the recruitment exercise, and how long it will usually be retained for. It provides you with certain information that must be provided under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The kind of information we hold about you

In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • The information you have provided to us in your curriculum vitae and any covering letter
  • The information you have provided on our application form
  • Any information you provide to us or contained in notes we make during an interview

  • We may also collect, store and use the following "special categories" of more sensitive personal information:

  • Where applicable, any disability and its effects on your day to day activities. This is to ensure we can accommodate your needs during any interview or assessment process.
  • Information about criminal convictions and offences.

  • How your personal information is collected

    We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:
  • You, the candidate.
  • Recruitment agencies, from which we collect data such as name, address, contact details, curriculum vitae, salary and notice period
  • Equifax credit reference agency, from which we collect the following categories of data:
  • Personal identifiers (such as name and address)
  • Credit history
  • Court judgments, decrees and administration orders
  • Bankruptcies, Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVAs), debt relief orders and similar events
  • Disclosure and Barring Service in respect of criminal convictions.
  • Your named referees

  • How we will use information about you

    We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

  • Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role
  • Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable.
  • Communicate with you about the recruitment process.
  • Keep records related to our recruitment and selection processes
  • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements
  • It is in our legitimate interests to decide whether to appoint you to the role since it would be beneficial to our business to appoint someone.

    We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment with you.

    Having received your CV and/or application form, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be shortlisted for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview. If we decide to call you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to conditionally offer you the role, we will then take up references and carry out a criminal record and credit check before confirming your appointment.

    If you fail to provide personal information

    If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully. For example, if we require a credit check or references for this role and you fail to provide us with relevant details, we will not be able to take your application further.

    How we use particularly sensitive personal information

    We will use information about your disability status to consider whether we need to provide appropriate adjustments during the recruitment process, for example whether adjustments need to be made during interview, presentation or testing.

    Information about criminal convictions

    We will collect information about your criminal convictions history at the point we conditionally offer you the role. The role of requires a high degree of trust and integrity and therefore we carry out the criminal records check in order to satisfy ourselves that there is nothing in your criminal convictions history which makes you unsuitable for the role. Your explicit consent will be sought at the time this information is needed. We also have in place an appropriate policy and safeguards which we are required by law to maintain when processing such data.

    Data sharing

    We do not share any of the personal information collected as part of the recruitment process with other third parties.

    Data security

    We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a legitimate reason to access it. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

    We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

    Data retention

    If you are unsuccessful in gaining employment with us, we will retain your personal information for a period of 6 months after we have communicated to you our decision. We retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with our data retention policy.

    If we wish to retain your personal information on file beyond 6 months after interview date, on the basis that a further opportunity may arise in future and we may wish to consider you for that, we will contact to you separately, seeking your explicit consent to retain your personal information for a further fixed period on that basis.

    Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

    Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it. To action this right you are required to complete the Society’s Data Subject Access Request Form and an electronic copy of the form can be found here.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

  • Any questions?

    If you have any questions about this privacy notice, how we handle your personal information, or if you wish to exercise any of the above rights please contact the Society’s Data Protection Officer in writing to Chorley and District Building Society, Key House, Foxhole Road, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1NZ or by email to

    You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.