There are no vacancies at the moment.
The Board of Directors, pursuant to Section 33 (1) of COPOS Credit Union Bye Laws, appointed a Nomination Committee with a specific mandate, which is to select qualified members who are willing to be considered for election to the Board of Directors, Supervisory and Credit Committee at the Annual General Meeting.
Mr. Niles Horsford - Convenor
Mr. Kelvin Carmino – Secretary
Mrs. Jinelle Schulere Smart - Member
Ms. Wendy Richardson – Member
Notice for applicants:
Notices inviting applicants willing to serve on the various committees were placed in the daily newspapers and at our four branches.
The following applications were received:
Tobago applications are quite noticeable. We are exceptionally pleased to see more of our Tobago members actively participating in the governance of our organization.
Terms of office:
The vacant positions for the Board of Directors, Supervisory and Credit Committee are:
Board of Directors – Four (4) vacancies for three (3) years
Supervisory Committee – Three (3) vacancies for one (1) year
Credit Committee – Five (5) vacancies for (1) one year
Two (2) alternates will be required for all committees.
The objective of the Nomination Committee was to ensure that nominees meet the Fit and Proper Criteria and possess a level of competence that will enable them to implement COPOS Strategic Objectives.
The components of Fit and proper are “Good Character, Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Reputation, Competence, Diligence, Capabilities, Propriety and Probity”.
Each nominee should possess:
The ability to understand and monitor financial performance
The ability to understand and evaluate strategic plans and reports
The ability to handle complex human resource issues that involve key performance management
The ability to determine risk factors and prioritize and manage these risks
The ability to work with a team, articulate one’s view, listen to other views and make sound decisions.
An orientation session was conducted for all nominees where they were apprised of the following:
Roles and functions of Directors, Officers and Committees
Core values and Code of Ethics of the Credit Union
Financial Intelligence Unit and Credit Union regulations
To the directors and other officers who are exiting their portfolio, we thank you for your committed service, and to our general membership we say thanks for making COPOS what it is today.
We would like you to know that the financial climate is changing, especially with the demands of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
It is not business as usual, but we are committed to serving you the best that we can, and we look forward to working together to continue the growth of our great Credit Union.
Youth Focus - World Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP):
The world Council Young Credit Union Professionals Program was initially designed as a scholarship program to promote and engage the next generation of Credit Union leaders in the international Credit Union movement. Today WYCUP has become a platform for young credit union professionals, including current recipients, alumni and past scholarship nominees, worldwide to connect, share and live the credit union values of co-operation and people helping people.
Five (5) outstanding nominees who are 35 and younger, made significant contributions to their credit union or financial co-operative system and has the potential to make a global credit union impact are awarded the scholarship.
COPOS Credit Union has sponsored 4 young persons to the WYCUP Program and produced 3 scholarship winners and one runner up. These include; Yola Charles 2011, Jinelle Schulere Smart 2016, Sheena Edwards 2017 and Tenesia Stafford 2015. Furthermore, Yola Charles, Jinelle Schulere Smart and Tenesia Stafford all won Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago Credit Union Youth of the Year because of their achievements.
World of Work:
Members between the ages of 18-25 can submit their job applications to one of our branches for the opportunity to be part of our World of Work Program. This internship is held during July and August of every year. The main objective is to have participants acquire hands on experiences in various departments of the organization both in Trinidad and Tobago. The knowledge gained is invaluable for future job opportunities in the future. For further information, contact Mrs. Lystra Clinton Griffith, Team Lead – Human Resource department.