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Senior Branch Manager

  • Location(s): Bath Branch
  • Salary: From £50,000

Senior Branch Manager

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00BN09158
  • Closing Date: 24 May 2024

As a Senior Branch Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing a number of branches supporting your own team in the key location as well the leaders in the cluster branches surrounding it. If you’ve already proved your worth in a high-profile retail role, motivating people, improving performance and delivering a fantastic customer service – this is your opportunity to show what you can do.

We need a Senior Branch Manager for our branch in Bath.

This role is Permanent, 35 hours per week, Monday to Saturday.

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 in a member-led culture we aim to provide everyone with the products and services they need, you’ll make sure we stick to all regulatory & operational risk requirements. Our branch colleagues help our members through digital and telephone channels as well as face-to-face. They must be multi-skilled and need support and guidance to be as amazing in these channels as they are face-to-face. So, you’ll supervise, coach, and develop them, encouraging a positive culture of continuous improvement.

Acting as a role model for our vision and values you’ll share best practices on great member outcomes both within your branch team and within your cluster. You will support your team to look for ways to deepen relationships with members and build trust to create a strong reputation on the high street. Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing are central in your dealings with both colleagues and members

You will be organised and agile and be able to effectively prioritise workload and resource to ensure you have the right people in the right place at the right time to support our members face to face, over the telephone or digitally.

Working in a customer-led culture where all members are provided with the products and services that they need, you’ll make sure all regulatory & operational risk requirements are adhered to. Through effective leadership and guidance, you’ll supervise, coach and develop branch staff to deliver their objectives, embedding a culture of continuous improvement in how to deliver the best customer service.

Acting as a role model for our vision and values you’ll share best practice on good customer outcomes both within your branch team as well as within your district / region, always looking to deepen relationships with members and build trust.

About you

As a minimum requirement you’ll be passionate about providing customers with an excellent customer service and be able to succeed in meeting challenging service benchmarks, making sure all operational and regulatory risks are effectively managed.

You’ll be an inspiring people manager with the proven ability to bring out the best in a team through extensive management experience. You will be focused on performance management, utilizing your coaching and development skills to add increased value to Nationwide and our members.

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

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.

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.
  • Wellhub- 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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