|At Lafferty we recognise that our success is based on the quality of our people. We recruit bright, capable individuals who thrive in a fast paced environment with a passion for everything banking. We work with a global client base and believe that our people should be as diverse as our services.
If you are interested in working for us, please check below for the latest open positions or alternatively contact the relevant department.
|Chief Executive Officer, Publishing, Research and Councils business, Lafferty Group, Westport, Co. Mayo
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Lafferty Group (www.lafferty.com) is an international leader in knowledge-based products and services targeted at senior executives in the financial services sector. Specialising in retail banking, cards, payments and central banking, the Group is led by Chairman Michael Lafferty, a former Accounting and Banking Correspondent with the Financial Times.
The Group’s activities include confidential peer groups known as Councils, single and multi-client research programmes, global benchmarking databases, professional education, management and research reports and industry bulletins, Retail Banking Insights and Cards and Payments Insights. A separate entity, the International Academy of Retail Banking, provides educational training programmes for financial services professionals.
In 2012, Lafferty Group established a research and publishing operation in Westport, County Mayo, with the support of IDA Ireland. It develops coursework for the Academy as well as content and databases for print, online and other channels.
The Group is seeking a Chief Executive Officer for its publishing, research and Councils business who will be based in Westport He/she will drive the Group’s commercial growth, as well as successfully manage the Group’s publishing, research and Councils business.
Reporting to the Chairman, the successful candidate will have exceptional commercial acumen, a rich understanding of retail banking and the vision to develop the Lafferty brand across geographical and vertical markets. Specific responsibilities include:
The role will involve regular international travel to service the Councils and develop the Group’s business.
Lafferty Group is seeking applications from highly energetic, self-motivated and creative executives with a strong record of achievement in commercial and managerial roles. Suitable candidates may have worked in financial services, media or other sectors where they have demonstrated their entrepreneurial and commercial abilities. They will exhibit first class leadership, communications, networking and team building skills. The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate to Westport.
Candidates are invited to apply for the role by submitting a brief application letter along with their CV. The letters should:
a) Summarise why a candidate believes he/she is suitable for the role by reference to this job specification
b) Specify the level of specialist experience and/or knowledge of retail banking which he/she has
The Lafferty Group has successfully employed executives from non-financial background in the past, based on the sectoral interest and/or knowledge they have shown during the recruitment process. In their cover letters for this role, candidates from a non-financial background should outline their knowledge and interest in the sector and how they would intend to become more proficient.
CVs which are not accompanied by the cover letter as specified above will not be considered. CVs will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.
Applications should be sent by email to Aileen O’Toole, Managing Director of AMAS to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than close of business on Monday, 23 December.
|CAREERS IN EDUCATION AND PUBLISHING WITH LAFFERTY|
We are always looking for new talent.
|TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES, EDUCATION|
|We are looking for senior retail bankers and cards and payments executives to join our global adjunct teaching faculty. Whether you are currently employed in retail banking or the cards sector, whether you are retired or soon to enter the “third age”, we can offer you teaching opportunities as far afield as Indonesia, Russia, China, Brazil and South Africa (among others).
To join our network of Lafferty-certified trainers, please send an email to our Academy Programme Manager, Jamie Bulgin (Jamie.Bulgin@lafferty.com) and include a photo, a brief 1-2 paragraph biography, your CV and a list of subjects that you would like to teach.
Press Release - 4 December 2013
Landmark announcement for retail banker education
The International Academy of Retail Banking will today announce that its Certified International Retail Banker (CIRB) qualification has been accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, the oldest banking institute in the world.
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