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Building Society Manager

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Building Society Manager
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€25 - 65
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Last Updated: March, 2014

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Building society managers have overall responsibility for the efficient operation and profitability of their branch.


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Building society managers are in charge of the efficient operation and profitability of their branch. This includes compiling reports and statistical records for head office.

They may supervise, train and appraise staff, though many of the routine matters relating to staff welfare and work practices are often delegated to an assistant manager.  
 
Branch managers generate new investments by visiting business contacts to market various investment schemes. They also advise investors on the merits of each type of account. Managers interview prospective home owners to assess their suitability for a mortgage loan and advise them of the financial implications of any decision.
They also liaise with surveyors, solicitors, bankers and brokers when arranging property transactions. They also prepare reports and present information for staff and head office.  
 
Building societies and banks offer similar types of accounts and services. Building society managers need to be familiar with a wide range of financial services including estate agency, insurance broking, stocks and shares, as well as cheque book accounts and service till facilities.


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You need to be well presented and articulate. Reliability and trustworthiness are important qualities to have. You will also need to develop a good interviewing technique and negotiating skills. Numeric competence and the ability to use and understand computers are important.


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Organisation: Irish Permanent Building Society
Address: 56-59 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
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