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Careers


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

Due to the regulated financial environment, your agreement to a credit check and a criminal record check will be requested in the event of you being conditionally offered any position. Chorley Building Society is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Current Opportunities:


Full Time Society Secretary, Head of Compliance and Data Protection Officer

Full Time, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Competitive Salary, performance related bonus, 27 days holiday plus public holidays, health cash plan scheme, pension, free on-site parking plus other benefits.

We are currently recruiting for a full time, experienced Society Secretary, Head of Compliance and Data Protection Officer to join our Senior Management Team and support the achievement of our vision to be the provider of choice for savings and residential mortgages whilst remaining true to our mutual values.

Reporting directly to the Finance Director, this role will be responsible for the FCA Senior Manager Function for all Compliance Oversight.

This is a wonderfully varied role with a broad range of responsibilities to include but not be limited to:

  • Acting as Society Secretary for numerous Boards and Committees and ensure compliance with legislation and regulation appropriate to the position, including the AGM and UK Governance Code

  • Overseeing the compliance function to ensure that there are compliance arrangements regarding all relevant statutes, regulations and codes of practice, including but not limited to:
  • Current and new FCA requirements
  • Ensuring timely delivery of the compliance plan and to ensure appropriate reporting of progress and identified issues
  • Producing an annual/3 year rolling risk-based Compliance Plan for approval by the Audit Committee
  • Managing the relationship between the internal auditors and the Society


  • Acting as the Society’s data protection officer to ensure that there are compliance arrangements regarding all relevant statute including but not limited to:

  • Informing, advising and monitoring compliance on current and future data protection legislation
  • Leading with the delivery of a risk based approach to EU GDPR compliance preparation
  • Managing a programme of staff awareness training, to deliver compliance and foster a culture of data privacy within the organisation
  • Revising and leading data breach response and notification procedures


  • Professional Skills and Experience – Essential:

  • A working knowledge of the legal requirements of a Company Secretary in a Financial Institution
  • A working understanding of the regulatory environment faced by lending and savings institutions in the UK
  • Have a good understanding of the objectives and the assurance level required of a compliance function
  • A working understanding of prevailing Data Protection legislation
  • Demonstrable experience of senior stakeholder relations skills
  • Ability to write concise minutes


  • Professional Skills and Experience – Desired:

  • Experience of preparing an annual compliance plan for a financial institution
  • Managing an outsourced internal audit function
  • Has been a PRA/FCA authorised person


  • Personal Qualities

  • Firm believer in mutuality and an appreciation and desire to be part of the working culture of a mutual society
  • Ambitious leader looking to forge a long-term career path, hungry for professional challenges
  • Comfortable exercising independent and constructive judgement
  • Calm under pressure, strong character, not afraid to question current methods and suggest improvements
  • Positive attitude for professional self-improvement
  • You will require excellent interpersonal, written communication and numerical skills, attention to detail and have a desire to understand and the ability to interpret the regulatory rules and guidance adopting a can do attitude.

    In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, you will be working as part of a team where teamwork, respect and integrity are our core values.

    In the first instance please email akos@chorleybs.co.uk

    Closing date Friday 3rd November 2017

    Full Time Compliance Monitoring Manager

    Competitive Salary, 25 days holiday, healthcare scheme, pension and free on site parking.

    We have an exciting vacancy for an Experienced Full Time Compliance Monitoring Manager to carry out compliance monitoring and help us, not only to continue to comply with all relevant standards, but also to promote successful business practices, protect our customers, deliver our strategic goals and uphold our core values. The Compliance Monitoring Manager’s overall responsibility is to provide second line compliance monitoring assurance for the business, conducting compliance monitoring and reporting all findings to the Audit Risk & Compliance Committee.

    Working at the Chorley is about delivering outstanding customer service and ensuring every member counts. You will be working as part of a small compliance team where every day is different, teamwork and respect is crucial and we all strive to be the best we can be. You will need to have;

  • a can do attitude, integrity and passion for compliance and the interests of our customers;
  • flexibility to adapt quickly to the needs of the business;
  • excellent report writing, communication and interpersonal skills to influence at all levels with plain, intelligible language;
  • strong analytical skills with a keen eye for detail for carrying out monitoring;
  • excellent time management skills to be able to deliver monitoring reports to plan; and
  • a strong knowledge of current financial services regulation, ideally holding an appropriate qualification in financial services / risk / compliance.
  • A relevant qualification in Financial Services such as CeMAP, or ICA Certificate in Compliance, is desirable, although not essential.

    For more information please email pkettleborough@chorleybs.co.uk

    Closing date: Monday 23rd October 2017

    Head of Marketing

    Full Time, Monday to Friday

    Competitive Salary, 27 days holiday plus Public Holidays, health care cash back scheme and High street discounts, pension

    We’re currently recruiting for a full time experienced Head of Marketing to join our Senior Management Team and support the achievement of our vision to be the provider of choice for savings and residential mortgages whilst remaining true to our mutual values.

    Chorley & District Building Society has ambitious and exciting plans to build its customer base and brand awareness. This role will be pivotal to the business achieving its growth ambitions and will play a lead role in communicating the Society’s products and services to new and existing members. You’ll need significant experience of working in a Marketing function with a financial services provider along with excellent interpersonal skills, strong written communication skills, with a keen eye for detail and analysis. You will be able to adopt a common sense approach and have a can do attitude. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, you will be working as part of a business where teamwork, respect and integrity are our core values.

    In the first instance please email kroby@chorleybs.co.uk

    Closing date Monday 16th October 2017.