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The Organisation

Leek United Building Society is a highly admired financial services provider, strong, independent and deeply committed to its mutual status. And we’re investing in becoming even stronger.

It’s our focus on providing exceptional service that makes us stand out – more than 95% of our customers are satisfied with their experience of the Society. And we’re a super place to work with a strong sense of fun and family – in a recent Best Companies survey, more than 8 out of 10 colleagues said they were proud to work for Leek United and would recommend us as a great place to work.

Fundamental to our success is the core foundation of robust risk management. We are currently looking for a Senior Credit Risk Manager to further develop the credit risk management capability which underpins our core product offerings. Working closely with colleagues across Risk & Compliance, this role will provide exposure to other risk disciplines which may be of interest to those looking to broaden their risk knowledge. So, if you’re looking for a new challenge where you can make an impact on a business and be recognised for it, where you can develop your existing skills and knowledge, not only in credit risk but across risk, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Credit Risk Manager within the Credit Risk team based in Risk & Compliance.

The Credit Risk function is responsible for managing and reporting on credit quality. This is undertaken by utilising all available data to monitor various credit risk measures. Additionally, strategy and ad-hoc data analysis is performed to identify opportunities to support the optimisation of business strategy.

As the Society’s primary credit risk specialist, you will be responsible for the maintenance of an effective risk management framework that enables well informed decision making. Help to identify opportunities and mitigate risk in order to balance business growth with robust risk management and controls, supported by effective governance, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include

Provide subject matter expertise on Mortgage Credit Risk, with an ability to respond to credit risk issues at all levels of the Organisation.

Ensure the timely production of all necessary MI and reporting. Ensure effective monitoring and control of the Leek United mortgage book via the utilization of both internal and external data to benchmark performance and inform analysis.

Play an active part in business wide projects, and provide support to the development of new mortgage products while ensuring that any resulting risk remains within risk appetite.

Contribute to the maintenance and communication of Retail Credit Risk Policy and risk appetites, working closely with the first line in this respect whilst ensuring that strategies and processes remain compliant with the appropriate regulations and regulator guidance.

Required Skills & Experience

  • A good academic record but a proven ability to do the job is most important coupled to a strong understanding of the concepts of credit risk management.
  • Strong technical skills across the Microsoft Office suite, particularly in Excel together with demonstrable analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail, adaptable and flexible, able to respond quickly to changing priorities.
  • Strong leadership skills are required to deliver results whilst addressing changing priorities together with an ability to motivate and develop staff.

Key Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
  • 35-hour working week with significant flexibility for home working.
  • Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme.
  • Life Assurance - 4 times your annual salary.


To apply for this position, please complete the application form and e-mail this with your CV to or post to HR Department, Leek United Building Society, 50 St Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 5DL.  (Tel: 01538 384151)  (Strictly no recruitment agencies).

Closing Date – 8 June 2021

Interviews – TBC

Job description – Senior Credit Risk Manager

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