Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Our client seeks a senior commercial lending professional for the role of Chief Lending Officer. This is a key appointment with responsibility for providing enterprise-wide strategic leadership, advice and guidance on all aspects of bank lending, including ensuring support to the Bank’s business strategy around loan book deployment, performance, and efficiency along with providing first-class borrower customer service.
This is a role which demands an industry leading expert in the field of commercial lending, proven customer on-boarding, underwriting, in-life account management and collections activity. He or she will be highly regarded by their peers as a subject matter expert and will be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of the regulatory environment; a strong awareness of process and system design and be up-to-date in the use and application of technology.
The successful candidate must have the stature and credibility to inspire confidence at Board level and will possess intuitive leadership skills and the ability to deliver strong people performances. Furthermore, the chosen individual will have extensive experience of operating at a senior level within the financial services industry and will ideally have an appreciation of the commercial lending and development property sector.
The role reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is based from home as well as the Bank’s offices based in the North of England. The role will hold the designated Senior Management Function (SMF 18).