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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 796,000 members with assets of £18.5bn (2017). It employs over 1300 colleagues and operates from Head Office sites in Leeds, Newcastle and 55 branches across the UK. It’s still proudly a mutual organisation, owned by their members.

Peter Hill was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2011.

What is it like to work for Leeds Building Society

LBS operates a series of practices to address workplace stress, including 24-hour counselling, information and health and wellbeing services. They are also given access to a Life Management consultant for advice on any issue, as well as support to maintain a work/life balance.
My Team
My Team
More than 53% of staff use the company’s Totem app, which promotes peer-to-peer recognition and helps employees socialise, celebrate and recognise each other’s achievements. Staff use the app to share pictures, promote team building and celebrating achievements.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Through a collaboration with Samaritans, LBS are aiming to raise £250,000 by 2020. Staff and members voted to use the funds to enhance the charity’s technology, which will enable volunteers to move more easily between communication channels and react quickly to high demand.

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  • 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

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development

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

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