Quick facts
  • What we do:
    A mutual financial services provider
  • Year established:
    1903
  • 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
The progression and development of leaders and managers at all levels within the company is a big priority for Skipton. Support comes in many forms for leaders, including coaching practice, mentoring opportunities, one-hour bitesize learning workshops and much more.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Colleagues get a significant amount of help from the company before, during and after maternity, paternity or adoption. For example, employees get in-depth information about pay, benefits and paperwork that may be required, with flexible working an option for new parents.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The building society’s charity partner for 2017-19 is Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland, and as well as fundraising, the company has been working to become a dementia-friendly organisation. Currently 99% of branch staff and 64% of all employees are Dementia Friends. Last year they donated £393,500 to charity.

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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 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • 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

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Staff:

    2093

  • Earning £35,000+:

    28%

  • Average Age:

    37

  • Male : Female:

    41% / 59%

  • UK sites:

    88

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