The Senior Bank Manager role is renamed as Senior Manager of X Pool.
The Bank Manager role is renamed as Branch Manager covering grades C to E.
The Assistant Bank Manager and Customer Services Supervisor roles will now be known as Assistant Bank Manager across all brands.
Senior Bank Managers at grades F and E together with Senior Area Support Managers will now go through a selection process for the 229 Pool “Senior Manager” roles which will be at grade F.
Senior Area Support Managers and grade F SBMs will go through a selection process for the 20 SASM roles.
Grade E SBM’s/Bank Managers and Area Support Mangers will go through a selection process for the 325 available grade E Branch Manager and the 20 Area Support Manager roles.
Bank Managers in grades C and D together with the Area Director Assistants (ADA), will be asked to indicate their preferred choice of remaining with the Group within the Community Bank structure, reskilling to a different role outside of Community Bank or expressing a willingness to leave on Voluntary Redundancy. We encourage all members to research and seriously consider options outside of the network as part of this restructure.
Accord supports this approach and when all expressions are known, the business are intending to make decisions about the number of Branch Manager roles they will need and locations and try to match this to the expressions by the existing Bank Mangers/ADAs.
There will be a reduction of 16 Area Support Manager roles (8 SASMs and 8 ASMs). SASMs s will be considered for either a Senior Area Support Manager or Senior Manager of a Pool role. ASMs will be considered for one of the 20 ASM roles or a grade E Branch Manager role.
There are no planned reductions in the number of Area Quality Manager roles. Each Area Director Group will have a dedicated AQM reporting directly to the Area Director and other existing quality managers will be aligned to a new National Quality Manager role within the Managing Director Office Quality Team. These colleagues will not go through a selection process and will be placed in available roles.
There are currently 333 Pools across the three brands reducing to 229.
123 existing pools will see no boundary changes.
106 pools will be created by the merging of remaining pools.