Careers draft

Work for Ecology

The Ecology team is ambitious, dynamic and driven by our vision to build a greener future. If you share our values and want to make a contribution to our work, then a career with us might be the right choice for you.

Current vacancies

Our current vacancies are displayed below.  If you wish to submit your CV to us, for consideration for other future vacancies, then please email your CV and a covering letter indicating what type of role you are looking for, to [email protected]  With your consent, we will hold your CV on our database for a period of up to 12 months.

Board Governance Officer
    • Based in Silsden, West Yorkshire
    • Job share – 21 hours per week (Monday / Wednesday / Friday)
    • Salary scale £14,645 – £18,531 plus benefits (FTE £24,409 – 30,886)
    • 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE) working 3 days per week as a job share (Monday / Wednesday / Friday) – with flexibility where required

Ecology Building Society is a successful member-owned financial institution with a clear environmental focus and a mission to promote sustainable development. We are committed to building a greener future through the provision of a range of simple, ethical savings products to support mortgages for properties and projects which respect the environment. With more than 35 years’ experience, around £170m in savings balances and over 10,000 members, we’ve got ambitious plans for our future.

We are looking for a Board Governance Officer to join our team working 3 full days per week on a job-share basis. The Board Governance Officer provides support to the Society’s Board in establishing and maintaining good standards of governance.

About the role

The role holder will play an integral role in the day to day workings of the Society’s Board and Governance structure. You will:

  • Create, publish and maintain the annual schedule of Board and Committee meetings;
  • Issue invites to relevant attendees and manage Board and Committee meeting attendance;
  • Create and issue agendas for all Board, Committee and Management meetings;
  • Support the Executive to schedule, produce, circulate and quality control papers for Board and Committee meetings;
  • Attend Board, Committee and Management meetings as minutes Secretary, ensuring that business is conducted in accordance with the Society’s Governance Manual;
  • Produce accurate minutes and actions from Board, Committee and Management meetings, circulating and arranging for feedback, sign off, publication and retention in accordance with Governance requirements;
  • Ensure all designation actions are completed by the action owner;
  • Act as the key point of contact for Board communications and governance issues; and
  • Maintain the Society’s Governance Manual to ensure that it accurately reflects Board and Committee decisions and takes into account industry and regulatory best practice.
About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience of working in a regulated environment, preferably in financial services;
  • Good knowledge of external regulations and legislation e.g. Building Societies Act, F.C.A. and P.R.A. handbooks;
  • Experience of Board business administration;
  • Excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise and manage their own workload and to work to strict deadlines:
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook (both e-mail and calendar); and
  • Demonstrable experience of the ability to take notes of complex information and produce accurate minutes
Working for Ecology

Located in Silsden, West Yorkshire, our offices are an eco-friendly design and build. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer:

  • Pension scheme (with Salary Exchange option)*;
  • Free parking available;
  • Competitive holiday allowance with an annual holiday purchase scheme;
  • Life Assurance*;
  • Annual volunteering days;
  • Cycle to work scheme; and
  • Annual profit related pay scheme.
    * after 3 months qualifying service

If you would like to join our team and pursue a rewarding career in a Company that exists to make a difference, then please apply today, sending your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Closing date:  20th July 2018

Further information


The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives individuals certain rights and defines the rules for processing personal information. It also states that those who record and process personal information, such as the Society, must be open and honest in how the information is used.

The principal purpose of collecting personal data from you is to enable you to apply for employment with the Society. When you submit your application, we ask for your contact details, CV and other selected information so that we can deal with your application.

If your application is not successful, we will keep your personal data for a minimum of 6 months from the date of the application, after then it will be destroyed.

Within a week of the last interview taking place. Your interviewer will give you an indication of when this will be. If you are successful, we will discuss the next steps with you and start preparing for you to join us. If you aren’t successful, we’ll let you know and we’ll provide feedback so you’ll know why.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating an environment where there is mutual respect and equality of opportunity for all colleagues.

The process

If you are interested in applying you will be asked to submit your CV to let us know about your previous experience. We’ll send you an acknowledgement to let you know that we’ve received your application.


We’ll review your application against the skills and experience we are looking for in our successful candidate and let you know if your application is going to be progressed. If successful, we’ll be in touch to arrange the next stage.


For most vacancies, you’ll be invited to an initial interview which may be held over the telephone. During this interview you will be able to learn more about the role for which you have applied as well as giving the interviewer a chance to get to know more about you, your experience and what you are looking for in your next role.

If successful at this stage, you’ll be invited to attend a face to face interview with the recruiting manager, which will normally be held at our eco-build offices in Silsden, West Yorkshire. You’ll be asked to complete and application form and return it to us before your interview. There may also be some aptitude tests to complete relevant to the role you have applied for.


We’ll usually let you know the outcome of your interview within a week of the last interview taking place. Your interviewer will give you an indication of when this will be. If you are successful, we will discuss the next steps with you and start preparing for you to join us. If you aren’t successful, we’ll let you know and we’ll provide feedback so you’ll know why.