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Lyndsey Signs on as Newcastle Building Society’s 50th New Recruit of 2016

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 12.56.10The North East’s biggest building society has reached the halfway point in its drive to create 100 new jobs during 2016.
As part of a £10m investment programme across the business announced at the start of the year, Newcastle Building Society has been creating new roles across its operations, including in its Product Administration, IT, HR, Credit Risk, and Treasury departments.
The Society has made over 50 new appointments so far this year, with its 50th new recruit being  Lyndsey Sherwood, who has joined the award-winning Newcastle Strategic Solutions team, which delivers savings management services for a range of well-known banks and other financial institutions.
Lyndsey has joined as manager of the service academy team of trainers and coaches, which helps ensure new starters have the knowledge and skills they require to quickly get fully up to speed in their new roles within Newcastle Strategic Solutions, a fast growing subsidiary of Newcastle Building Society, which provides leading edge technology and customer service solutions to business clients.
She joins the Newcastle from Cofely GDF Suez, having previously worked for Leeds Building Society, and before moving into the financial services sector, she delivered skills, communication and leadership training programmes for the Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service.
Lyndsey says: “We promise the highest standards of service to our Newcastle Solutions clients, and put considerable training and personal development resources in place to ensure that our new starters have everything they need to hit the ground running and deliver on our commitments.
“When I was researching the Society, it was obvious that there is a very clear strategic vision for how it is going to develop in the future, as well a positive, enabling staff culture that appealed greatly to me, and I’m already really enjoying my new role.”
Newcastle Building Society is investing £10m in the way it delivers its service to customers with improvements to its branch network, telephone and digital offering, and operational infrastructure, and recently opened two new, purpose-built Branch Advice Centres in central Newcastle.  A new signature branch will open in Gateshead‘s Trinity Square development in July.
Andrew Haigh, chief executive at Newcastle Building Society, adds: “We’re delivering on the investment and recruitment promises that we made at the start of the year, and Lyndsey is an excellent example of the highly-skilled people we’re bringing in to ensure we maintain the high quality services both we, and our customers, expect.
“The introduction of our new recruitment system coupled with the launch of our new careers website has given us a real boost, and in what is a highly competitive market, we’re attracting a lot of very impressive candidates.
“We’re continuing to recruit for a variety of positions across the business, and are on track to hit our target of creating 100 new jobs before the end of the year.”
Full details of current Newcastle Building Society vacancies can be found at www.newcastle.ciphr-irecruit.com

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