Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1858
  • Website:
    http://www.dudleybuildingsociety.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Dudley Bldg Soc, 7 Harbour Buildings, Waterfront West, Dudley Road, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, United Kingdom, DY5 1LN

About Dudley Building Society

Dudley Building Society serve their members by offering them savings and mortgage products.

The organisation has been serving the Black Country and the surrounding area since it was established in 1858. As a mutual society, the business is run for the betterment of its members with profits reinvested back into the business rather than paying shareholders.

Dudley Building Society believe that showing their people appreciation is paramount, whether that is a simple thank you from the line manager or a promotion into a role which they have strived hard to achieve. Their reward system GEM- Going the Extra Mile, was introduced recently and already it is embedded into the culture within the society.

The system is split into three; Pink GEM - nominated by the senior managers, this is in recognition of an outstanding performance, a presentation is arranged in the office, always to the genuine surprise of the recipient. Blue GEM - this is presented by line managers to say well done or thank you, this is presented with a small gift. And finally, Green GEM - The Building Society feel it is important for employees to be able to say thank you to each other and all employees are able to give a green GEM to their colleagues.


What is it like to work for Dudley Building Society

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Dudley Building Society currently have two programs running to further develop managers and managers of the future. The Management Development Program and Supervisor Development Program is taking almost 20 employees out of their comfort zones and giving them skills for their future careers.

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Supporting a healthy work life balance is a tone set from the top. It's not uncommon to hear the CEO encourage employees to be going home early when they notice they have been putting in additional hours. Their healthcare provision includes 6 free face to face counselling sessions, whereby employees can arrange these themselves without the need to talk to HR or their Manager. This includes a 24-hour stress line for them to contact should they need someone to talk to who can help.

My Company
My Company
Always on the look out for like-minded people, Dudley Building Society offer a referral scheme whereby £250 is given to the employee in question when the new recruit passes probation.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

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

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    119

  • Earning £35,000+:

    19%

  • Male : Female:

    22% / 78%

  • Average Age:

    39

  • UK sites:

    6

  • Staff Turnover:

    7%

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