- Manage the day to day operation of a high street bank branch
- With experience, take on responsibility for several branches in a local area or region
- Requires sales and marketing skills, and the ability to lead, manage, and motivate staff
As a bank manager you'll run one or more high street bank branches, taking responsibility for staff, security, and making sure banking products and services are sold and managed properly.
- Communicating and implementing business, marketing and sales plans
- Monitoring sales targets and budgets and producing figures and reports
- Assessing lending risk
- Motivating staff to meet targets
- Understanding the needs of individual and business customers
- Making sure that staff follow rules and procedures
- Developing relationships with the local community and businesses
- Dealing with customer complaints
You'll work in an office of a bank, and will need to be smartly dressed.
This role would suit someone with excellent organisational skills, good people management skills, and strong numeracy skills.
There are no set requirements but you could get into this job by joining a bank or building society in a customer service role and working your way up, joining a graduate management trainee scheme, or by gaining experience in branch operations as an assistant manager. Some banks may offer an apprenticeship entry route, and you may be able to enrol in a banking relationship manager or financial services professional degree apprenticeship.
You would usually be expected to have a good level of numeracy and literacy, demonstrated through GCSEs, A Levels or a T Level in Finance. Many bank managers take a degree before applying for a management trainee scheme. The most relevant degree subjects include management, accounting, economics, finance, or maths. You could do a retail banking internship or work placement during your degree, and this may give you a head start when applying for trainee manager jobs after you finish.
You could work towards chartered banker status with the Chartered Banker Institute. This could help broaden your career options at senior management level.
With experience, you could take on responsibility for several branches in a local area or region. You could move into head office operations, or work with the bank's overseas division.
You could also work in corporate or investment banking.