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About Leeds Building Society

Leeds Building Society is the UK's fifth-largest building society. They have a fine reputation for customer service and a record of high performance for savers.

The society was formally established in 1875 and named Leeds and Holbeck (Permanent) Building Society. By the end of the first year, 450 accounts had been opened and £16,000 distributed in mortgages. The first head office was located at the Mechanics Institute in Holbeck between 1875 and 1886.

Since then, the society has grown to more than 700,000 members, with 65 branches across the UK, plus one in Dublin and another in Gibraltar. The society has assets in excess of £13.5bn and more than 1,200 employees.

Leeds Building Society serves around 720,000 customers across the UK who together hold £9.9 billion in savings balances. It’s still a proudly mutual organisation, owned by the members.

Peter Hill was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2011.

What is it like to work for Leeds Building Society

My Manager
My Manager
Each month, everyone has a one-to-one with their line manager to talk through the month and their progress against objectives. The Skills and Capabilities Team deliver quality coaching and the CMI portal offers videos, articles, journals and digital learning.
In a staff survey, 76% said they’re able to strike the right balance between work and home life. Leeds have also worked with Nuffield Health and Wellbeing gyms to deliver two focused weeks of physical fitness and nutrition.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The society reviews the latest energy saving opportunity scheme reports before starting any new major development work. They work with contractors that can supply a site waste management plan and offer economically viable solutions that will improve their environmental performance.

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