Quick facts

About Coventry Building Society

Originally founded in 1884, Coventry Building Society are a mutual building society that provides long-term, competitive rates for saving members. Savings are lent to borrowing members primarily in the form of residential mortgages.

Operating from 76 sites across and with over 2,000 employees, the company is the second largest building society in the UK.

With 1.8 million members, Coventry Building Society are the only major provider that lets the public compare savings products on their website or provides links to independent best-buy tables, so that consumers are as informed as possible.

Coventry Building Society stands by their five core values: to be caring, attentive, reliable, ethical, and straightforward.

Mark Parsons, Chief Executive of the building society, believes passionately that staff define the business, and so he makes sure he prioritises spending time with employees as much as possible across the whole company.

What is it like to work for Coventry Building Society

They encourage people to complete Wellness Action Plans to identify what they need to keep them mentally healthy in work and recently repositioned their Employee Assistance Programme as a source of early support when people feel stressed, rather than a last resort.
My Team
My Team
Their Enterprise Leadership (EL) model encourages senior leaders to think about the company ahead of their individual team responsibilities. It promotes collaboration and accountability, and EL events are focused on key strategic topics and developing the capabilities of the group as a whole.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
In 2018 they celebrated ten years of partnership with the Royal British Legion, during which time they have donated over £15m; supported the annual Poppy Appeal; volunteered to plant crosses at the Fields of Remembrance; taken part in charity cycle rides and run in the London marathon.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:


  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Average Age:


  • Male : Female:

    38% / 62%

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  • Staff Turnover:


Regional Engagement

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