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Branch Manager

  • Location(s): Didcot Branch
  • Salary: Circa £32,000

Branch Manager

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00BN09012
  • Closing Date: 20 April 2024

You’ll be responsible for making sure the customer experience in your branch is the best on the high street. Your leadership skills and keen commercial mind will get the best results from your team.

We need a Branch Manager for our branch in Didcot. This role is a permanent role working full time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Saturday. 

You’ll need to be within a 45 minute commute of the branch you’re applying to work in, and here’s the good news. Whilst major banks continue to close branches, we’re keeping ours open. Nationwide’s commitment to the High Street means we now have the UK’s largest network, with over 600 branches. So if the location you’re considering is outside the 45 minutes then please check our other vacancies that are closer to you.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

Working on the branch floor alongside your team, you’ll make sure they are fully trained and performing at their best.

You’ll have the confidence to manage a high level of customer expectations and have an in-depth knowledge of all our products and services. You’ll also be responsible for creating and implementing your branches business plan.

Our branches are always busy, so you’ll have to be organised and able to work quickly while still giving the best service. You’ll have the support of your management team to help with training and guidance.

You’ll also need to be able to use our computer systems and processes. But don’t worry, we’ll train you to do that.

About you

As a minimum requirement you’ll be able to take control of your branch and lead your people, whilst meeting FCA standards and delivering top notch customer service and creating positive outcomes.

You will have experience of managing people and working in a busy retail environment. Leading by example; with a commercial understanding and knowledge of financial regulations and processes. You will be able to monitor and explore branch activity to spot opportunities and make your customers better off.

By being resilient, versatile and flexible you will be able to prioritise effectively and deal with ever-changing requests.

It would be nice if you also had previous experience as a branch manager in a retail environment.

We are the front line in protecting our members, building our society.

Our Customer First behaviours are all about putting customers and members at the heart of how we work together. You can strengthen your application by showing the behaviours that resonate with you, and how you might have already demonstrated these.

  • Say it straight - This is about being honest and direct with good intent and saying what needs to be said in the room. It’s also about being clear, precise, and using language that we and, importantly, our customers and members can understand.
  • Push for better - This is about aiming high and constantly looking for better in how we work together and serve our customers and members.
  • Get it done - This is about prioritising what will have the greatest impact, being decisive and taking accountability for delivering on the end-to-end outcome.

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • 25 days holiday pro rata
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • Gympass- Access to a range of free and paid options for health and wellness

What makes us different

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.


As a building society, we’re owned by our members – that’s our customers who have their current account, mortgage or savings with us. It means we can do things differently to deliver our Purpose – Banking – but fairer, more rewarding, and for the good of society.

When you work at Nationwide, you can experience that difference for yourself. You’ll be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match. You’ll also be joining us at an important time as we seek to reach more and more people in the UK. We want everyone in the UK to know that they don’t have to bank with a bank. They can choose a modern mutual instead.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up-to-date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.

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