Quick facts
  • What we do:
    A mutual financial services provider
  • Year established:
    1853
  • Website:
    http://www.skipton.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Principal Office, The Bailey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DN

About Skipton Building Society

Since 1853, Skipton Building Society has been dedicated to helping people save for the future and achieve their dreams of owning their own homes. Today the company is the UK’s fourth-largest building society, with 87 branches and 850,000 members.

With its head office in Skipton, North Yorkshire, the building society’s core values are: trust, ownership and one team.

This dedication to creating a fantastic team across the company is visible in a range of initiatives set up for its employees, spanning wellbeing programmes, learning and development, environmental schemes, large-scale social events and much more.

The building society is led by Chief Executive David Cutter, who is widely visible within the business and plays a key role in developing leaders from within the business. He even personally mentors a branch manager and frequently attends departmental team away days.


What is it like to work for Skipton Building Society

My Manager
My Manager
Skipton offer apprenticeship programmes and a management scheme called Networked Leadership, partnering with West Yorkshire Police to put their leaders through public order and incident management training. They also have an internal cadre of around 35 coaches, a mentoring scheme, and regular modular workshops.
My Team
My Team
The company hold regular staff meetings to share updates and encourage feedback, as well as offer innovation spaces and an atrium for colleagues to hold events driven by them and their teams. In 2018, an event called Our Future, Our Action was held, which gave hundreds of employees a chance to discuss key values.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company has invested in LED lighting, condensing boilers and motion-sensing light switches in its various premises to help save energy, while also encouraging staff to recycle. They also raise funds for a number of charities, including the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development
    Development

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

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Staff:

    2131

  • Earning £35,000+:

    28%

  • Average Age:

    37

  • Male : Female:

    40% / 60%

  • UK sites:

    89

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