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About National Friendly

National Friendly are a mutual society and their aim is to help their members meet their health, welfare and protection needs.

The society was founded in 1868 by Rev. Canon Portal at Albury rectory, to provide a deposit system allowing members to co-fund medical assistance.

Even after all of these years, their values are still held dear. They believe in helping people to help themselves. All of their products, services and benefits ensure their members are prepared for life’s uncertainties.

They have a strong social and community support ethic that includes a working party that looks after environmental issues and local community support. Their staff nominate a 'charity of the year' which is predominantly a local charity formed on health and welfare needs and raise funds towards it. Funds raised are matched by the Society.

What is it like to work for National Friendly

National Friendly utilise Perkbox, which offers all staff the opportunity to enhance their wellbeing including occupational health/wellness programme and subsidised sports facilities. They are also about to introduce free workshops on meditation and mindfulness.
My Company
My Company
National Friendly were formed in April 1868 on the principle of helping people to prepare for contingencies by setting aside a monthly amount to provide a useful sum of money to help tide over a difficult time. This is still a core value held dear by the Society today; they believe in helping people to help themselves. Their modern products are designed to enable their members to look after both themselves and their families.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
National Friendly provide multiple benefits that are available to all employees to use. These include an Employee Assistance Programme, free private healthcare, and staff discounts.

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • 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

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