Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Building Society
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  • Contact
    • Sentinel House , Morton Road , Darlington , DL1 4PT

About Darlington Building Society

Darlington Building Society (DBS) provide financial services, support and assistance in the areas of savings, home insurance and mortgages, whilst supporting the local community with the profits they generate.

Founded in 1856, the company has grown to operate from ten locations across the UK, employing 113 people.

To support their local community, DBS have pledged to donate 5% of net profits, after tax. All money will be used to support the local area, with funds going to local charities and organisations.

DBS aims to be a thriving, independent, regional building society that creates a feeling of pride amongst its staff, members and community.

To achieve this, both staff and management follow the company’s four core values: make a real difference in the community; be genuine in all we do; reward membership and loyalty; and people helping people.

The business is led by Chief Executive Colin Fyfe, who has created an open-door environment and encourages people within the company to provide feedback whenever they want.

What is it like to work for Darlington Building Society

My Manager
My Manager
Managers are given access to a range of learning and development opportunities, including coaching, observation and feedback, shadowing and assignment support.
My Team
My Team
In September 2017, the company ran its first family fun day, inviting staff and their families to an event with activities such as rock climbing, trampolines, miniature golf and bouncy castles.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
DBS have partnered with a local museum to support people with learning disabilities and also those from deprived areas – both adults and children – to provide them with experiences that they would not normally be able to access.

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

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    27% / 73%

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