Job Vacancy

Head of Mortgages and Savings Distribution

Vernon Building Society

Job title:       Head of Mortgage and Savings Distribution

Based:          Stockport, SK1

Permanent:  Full-time

Salary band:  D

Salary:         £50,000 p.a. mid-market reference, plus full employee benefits


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Mortgage and Savings Sales Manager to join our values driven Society.

The successful applicant will be responsible for attracting and retaining Direct and Intermediary New Mortgages and Retail Deposits.

The role will be suitable for an aspirational individual who is already a successful Mortgage Sales Manager and who is now looking to develop their skills and experience and progress towards a Senior Leadership/Director position.

Vernon Building Society is proud of its 96-year heritage and our vision is to be “The first choice for mortgages, savings and employment in Stockport and to be the preferred choice for specific need/bespoke mortgages in England and Wales”.


The Role

The role holder will help define and deliver the Society’s future distribution strategy to grow the mortgage and savings balances.


They will lead and grow an existing Intermediary Sales Team and lead and support the in-situ Area Manager in delivering all branch network objectives including mortgage and savings growth. In doing so, they will have indirect responsibility for c. 30 employees.

They will have close and frequent engagement with the Society’s Leadership Team and will have many opportunities to present to Board and Risk Committees.

They will also be responsible for risk management within their area, including specific responsibility for the Society’s Sales T&C Scheme.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be ambitious and keen to take their next career step
  • Align with the Society’s values; Personal; Authentic; Empowering
  • Hold the full CeMAP qualification
  • Have a proven track record in mortgage sales management
  • Possess a deep knowledge of the mortgage market
  • Have a sound appreciation of mortgage underwriting fundamentals
  • Be an excellent communicator and strong people leader


£50,000 per annum (mid-market)

Pension scheme (7.5% employer contributions rising to 10% after 2 years)

Salary exchange for pensions arrangement

4 x salary death in service benefit

25 days holiday (plus statutory bank holidays), increasing to 27 after 2 years

Health Cash-Plan

Cycle to work scheme

Retail discounts package


If you wish to apply, send your CV with a covering letter to

Date for receipt of applications is Friday, 14th August 2020.

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Vernon Building Society is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.  Any applicant will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).



Melanie Snelgrove

HR Officer

Tel: 0207 520 5907