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

My Manager
My Manager
Managers, like all employees, have a half-year and full-year review where performance is discussed and a rating given. Assessment against leadership capabilities is part of this review, which also informs development planning.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Last year, the company launched a wellbeing event, designed to engage people in a new wellbeing strategy based on the three pillars of Mind, Body, Spirit. The launch saw staff take part in activities from pilates and focus pad boxing to learning new mindfulness techniques.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Since 2008, the company has worked with The Royal British Legion. Last year, 150 employees volunteered to support collections and plant crosses at the Fields of Remembrance and helped to raise £1,931,738 in total.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    2362

  • Earning £35,000+:

    32%

  • Average Age:

    37

  • Male : Female:

    37% / 63%

  • UK sites:

    76

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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