ACHIEVE YOUR CAREER AMBITIONS WITH US

Our people are our greatest asset. Want to join us?

We are a forward thinking organisation committed to providing excellent customer service and putting its members first. One of the main ways we achieve such a high level of customer service is through the staff we employ. We have over 480 staff based in our head office and our branch network, which extends throughout Cumbria, Dumfriesshire, North Lancashire and Northumberland, and it is these people that help us to be the success that we are today.

  • Do you see yourself as our next valuable team member?
  • Would you like to grow with an organisation that values its staff and prides itself on the customer service that is offered?

If yes, then we would like to meet you.

If you’re an enthusiastic team player and have the commitment and desire to succeed, then see what exciting opportunities we may have in our current vacancies, or read on to discover the different roles we can offer.

CURRENT VACANCIES

  • Open Evening @ Head Office, Carlisle

    Opportunities within our IT Team

    Are you interested in a career that enables you to work with the latest IT technology?

    The IT Team’s role is to ensure that the we provide the business with all of the technological needs and support to make the Cumberland an industry leading financial services provider.

    We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join the IT Team, within our Head Office in Carlisle. This team are responsible for delivering, maintaining and monitoring all of our IT infrastructure as well as developing new systems for use across The Cumberland Group. They work closely with our users, our change management team and third party suppliers to ensure The Cumberland continues to offer a great experience for our customers. Following completion of training, salaries start at £16,925 and successful applicants will gain access to an excellent opportunity to develop a career as an IT professional.

    Interested in finding out more, then why not come along and talk to us?

    We are hosting a recruitment open evening @ our Head Office on;

    • 23rd January 2018 from 5.45pm.

    If you feel that you have the relevant skills, qualities, attitude and personality to join our team, then we would love to meet you. Why not pop in, meet the team and discuss the opportunities available in more detail over refreshments. If you are interested, please register your interested by emailing personnel@cumberland.co.uk by 19 January 2018.

    If you require any further details in the meantime please contact us at personnel@cumberland.co.uk otherwise we look forward to meeting you!

  • Open Evening @ Head Office, Carlisle

    Opportunities within our Change Management Team

    Are you interested in a career that enables you to work with the latest digital technology?

    The Change Management Team’s role is to ensure that the Cumberland takes advantage of new opportunities and industry leading technology to provide market leading products and services to our customers.

    We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join the Change Management Team, within our Head Office in Carlisle. This dynamic team are responsible for delivering innovative new products and systems across The Cumberland Group, working with our in-house IT developers, third party suppliers, and other specialists to ensure The Cumberland continues to offer a great experience for our customers. We currently have a variety of opportunities covering a number of disciplines including software testing and quality assurance, business requirements gathering and analysis and project management. Following completion of training, salaries start at £18,223 and successful applicants will gain access to an excellent opportunity to develop a career as a change management professional.

    Interested in finding out more, then why not come along and talk to us?

    We are hosting a recruitment open evening @ our Head Office on;

    • 23rd January 2018 from 5.45pm.

    If you feel that you have the relevant skills, qualities, attitude and personality to join our team, then we would love to meet you. Why not pop in, meet the team and discuss the opportunities available in more detail over refreshments. If you are interested, please register your interested by emailing personnel@cumberland.co.uk by 19 January 2018.

    If you require any further details in the meantime please contact us at personnel@cumberland.co.uk otherwise we look forward to meeting you!

  • Head of IT @ Head Office, Carlisle

    Salary £60,000 per annum

    Plus car, private healthcare, membership of Group Personal Pension scheme, with excellent career development opportunities

    The Cumberland Building Society is the 10th largest building society, with over 500 staff, 34 branches, over £2 billion assets and around 150,000 customers, providing a full range of mortgages, savings and current accounts for both personal and business customers, together with estate agency and vehicle finance subsidiaries. With its strong regional franchise and continued sound financial performance (you can access our latest annual report and accounts at www.cumberland.co.uk) the Society has an excellent future as an independent mutual building society.

    We are now looking for an outstanding individual to join us as Head of IT.

    Reporting to the General Manager (IT), you will be responsible for:

    • To develop IT systems to meet the key objectives of the IT Strategy
    • To manage and control major IT projects to planned schedules and budgets
    • To undertake ongoing assessment and management of priorities and tasks
    • To produce annual IT budgets for approval by the Executive and Board
    • To maintain and achieve key IT service standards for reporting to the Executive
    • To refine existing IT operating processes and manage the IT team
    • To manage the relationship with key third party IT suppliers
    • To regularly report on progress and outstanding actions to the General Manager (IT)
    • To develop IT staff to ensure the required mix of technical skills and knowledge are available
    • To maintain an awareness of and pro-actively identify new IT solutions
    • To maintain the Group IT Strategy
    • To deliver IT architecture and solutions to meet the requirements of the Group Digital Strategy
    • To be responsible for Group IT Security, ensuring that systems and controls are assessed on an ongoing basis

    The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, focused and organised and have a proven ability to work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines. They will have experience in implementing key IT infrastructures and designing IT systems.

    The successful individual will also have experience in implementing and managing change projects and IT governance. Sound verbal and written communication and management skills are required.

    It is envisaged that there will be progression to the Society’s Executive and excellent long term prospects for the successful candidate.

    Please telephone 01228 403117 or email personnel@cumberland.co.uk for an application form, which should be submitted with your full curriculum vitae to Chloe Spark, HR Controller, Cumberland Building Society, Cumberland House, Cooper Way, Parkhouse, Carlisle, CA3 0JF, or to personnel@cumberland.co.uk

    Closing date for completed applications: 9 February 2018

  • IT Service Desk Operator @ Head Office, Carlisle

    Starting salary of £16,925 (H15) per annum with potential to increase up to £25,026 (H10)

    An opportunity has arisen for a Full-time IT Service Desk Operator to join our IT Service Desk team based in our Head Office, Carlisle.

    As an IT Service Desk Operator you will undertake computer operations, provide support for over 500 users, help to deliver IT related projects and undertake pro-active monitoring of IT Systems.

    The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team; have excellent organisation, accuracy and communication skills along with a friendly, helpful and outgoing personality.

    Knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems and Applications would be advantageous however this is not essential as full training will be provided.

    This role requires someone who can work flexible hours, as it will involve rotational shift working. In addition, occasional Saturday working will be required for which an additional payment will be made.

    A driving licence is essential for this role.

    The closing date for completed applications: 23 January 2018

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HOW TO APPLY

Download our application form in your chosen format below and email it to personnel@cumberland.co.uk or post it to: Personnel & Training Department, Cumberland Building Society, Cumberland House, Cooper Way, Parkhouse, Carlisle CA3 0JF

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Carlisle CA3 0JF
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

We value our staff and offer:

Fair recruitment
Excellent working conditions
A competitive salary
Training & development
Excellent career opportunities

BRANCH ROLES

With 34 branches across Cumbria, South West Scotland, Northumberland and North Lancashire, there are plenty of opportunities for a successful sales career within the financial services sector. We are looking for people who have the drive to exceed our customer’s expectations and enjoy working in a sales target driven environment. So if you’re the kind of person who’s always got time to talk, are passionate about customer service, sales and success and have a vibrant personality then we would like to hear from you.

Branch Assistants
This is a key role for us as our Branch Assistants are the first point of contact for our customers and generate business for us
This is a key role for us as our Branch Assistants are the first point of contact for our customers and we are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about delivering excellent customer service and who enjoy exceeding customer expectations.

The main duties of a Branch Assistant is to offer an efficient cashiering service and provide administration support. As part of this role, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working as part of a team, but also have the ability to work using their own initiative, and are proactive in achieving their targets.
Mortgage Advisors
Our Qualified Mortgage Advisors are responsible for giving accurate and helpful advice to our customers
Buying a property can be a daunting experience, or needing help with a change in circumstance can often be perceived to be a hassle. That is why the role of our fully trained and Qualified Mortgage Advisor’s is to make the mortgage process as positive and straightforward for our customers as possible.

This role requires individuals who possess the skills and personality to deliver accurate and helpful advice to customers, focusing on identifying customer needs and showing them how they can benefit from our wide range of products and services.

We are looking for qualified mortgage who have the drive to succeed, and always striving to achieve their targets.
Assistant Branch Managers
This role will motivate the team in the branch
Our Assistant Branch Managers play a central role in branch life, they are often the first point of call for the branch team, and are key in overseeing the day to day running of the branch in the absence of the Branch Manager.

We are looking for individuals who excel at motivating and supporting their teams, and continuously working to exceed targets, improve standards and the quality of customer service we provide.

Our Assistant Branch Manager’s will also work with their mortgage advisors to support them, and give mortgage advice.
Branch Managers
This is a true leadership position, where you will be able to clearly demonstrate your ability as the driving force behind your sale’s team performance.
This is a true leadership position for individuals who are passionate about delivering, through attitude and actions an exceptional customer experience.

As a branch manager, you key role is to be the enthusiastic and encouraging driving force behind your team’s performance.

In this role, we are looking for individuals who have inspirational leadership skills and managerial experience, with a real passion for delivering excellent customer service, and the drive to exceed demanding sales targets and the ability to build relationships with customers and within the community.

Our branch managers will also work with their mortgage advisors to support them, and give mortgage advice.
Business Lending Managers
The main role of a Business Lending Manager is to identify new commercial lending opportunities for the Society
They do this by developing and maintaining relationships with customers, our branches and professionals involved with the wider property industry.

In addition to assessing all new business loan applications and providing guidance to branches when dealing with self employed personal customers and borrowers, a Business Lending Manager is required to keep abreast of changes affecting the financial sector, for example as a consequence of new or amended legislation.

HEAD OFFICE ROLES

The Head Office of the Cumberland Building Society, based in Carlisle, has over 180 staff and 18 departments. The staff provide both administration and specialist support to our Branch Network, Estate Agency and other departments within our Head Office. Whether you are looking to work in customer service, finance, information technology, personnel or marketing, we could have a job for you.

Administration Assistant
Administration Assistants operate within all of our 18 Head Office departments
They help service our branch and estate agency network to benefit customers and members.
Supervisors/Managers
Supervisors and Managers oversee the day to day running of the staff in their departments
They strive to meet the high levels of customer service we provide and are constantly looking to develop their staff to help them reach their full potential.
Controllers
Controllers have overall responsibility for the individual departments within Head Office
They report directly to an Executive and ensure their department is running efficiently and meeting all their objectives.

ESTATE AGENCY ROLES

Cumberland Estate Agents is a successful and progressive estate agency operating from 10 of the building society's branches. These roles demand excellent communication skills, experience of using the latest technologies and a hunger for selling.

Accompanied Viewers
This is a vital role in the process of selling houses
It is the Accompanied Viewers job to show potential buyers round properties we are looking to sell and ensuring the potential buyer’s questions are answered. Accompanied Viewers must have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with the general public.
Sales Negotiators
Sales Negotiators are the customer’s point of contact
It is vital they keep customers updated and see sales through to the end. You must be an excellent communicator and enjoy working with the general public. This is a sales role and will involve demanding sales targets and providing an excellent customer service.
Valuers
Our Valuers are responsible for carrying out market appraisals and securing properties for our offices to sell
This role involves a lot of organisation and time management, as well as a sales ability.

DEVELOPMENT IN THE ROLE

Having great people means we'll provide great customer service. We strive to ensure our staff become the best they can be.

Committed to our people
We are committed to training staff members at all levels and provide both on the job training and centralised training courses.
We provide training to our staff to assist them in achieving their objectives, through structured training and development plans.

All of our staff members have the opportunity to work towards a qualification relevant to their role and this is fully supported and encouraged by us.
Training
Our staff are continually given the opportunity to develop new skills and further their financial services career with us
This was recently reflected in the Society winning a national award for its commitment to training and developing staff.

This structured training system, called Train Track, allows staff members to complete modules to take them from being a new starter to being a manager.

This gives staff the opportunity to reach their full potential. A key element is the training library that is constantly updated to help staff progress in their chosen career with us.

We have a dedicated staff trainer who runs all our internal training courses.
Qualifications
We like to encourage and support our staff to do exams to increase their knowledge and understanding
This gives them an opportunity to develop and progress. The exams are a recognised qualification throughout the Financial Services Industry and there are many levels you can study.

SUCCESS STORIES

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Grant Seaton
Senior Business Lending Manager
Born in 1976, Grant began as a Trainee in our estate agents in Carlisle before transferring to our branch network. Following this Grant was an Investment Interviewer and then a Qualified Mortgage Advisor in our Fisher Street branch in Carlisle. Grant then progressed to Assistant Branch Manager at our English Street branch and the Manager for our Brampton and Kingstown Branches. He is currently a Senior Business Lending Manager for Cumberland Business, the commercial arm of the Society.
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Lee Doswell
Business Lending Manager
Born in 1977, Lee began as a Trainee in our Marketing department before transferring to our branch network. Lee has been an Investment Interviewer, Qualified Mortgage Advisor and also an Assistant Branch Manager before progressing to Office Manager at our Kendal Branch and then progressing on to Branch Manager at our Barrow and Ulverston and Penrith and Appleby Branches. He is currently a Business Lending Manager for Cumberland Business, the commercial arm of the Society.