Quick facts

About Triodos Bank


What is it like to work for Triodos Bank

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Triodos provides a variety of ways to support co-worker well-being. They provide free organic fruit supplied by one of their customers for all co-workers to help themselves. They have a £50p.a. well-being allowance for all co-workers. This can be used towards anything to do with the co-worker’s well-being and can be attuned to their interests, for example it has been used for gym membership, massages and bike equipment. They have internal clubs/societies where like minded people can get together and share a passion, such as their book club, craft club and netball club. They have begun lunchtime learning sessions where co-workers can learn a new skill in their lunch break. Their recent lunchtime learning is over an 8 week period -1 hour per week and involves 20 co-workers exploring the 8 Habits of Happiness. This is run by a positive psychologist from the Happy City Initiative. This is the first time such a course has been run at an organisation level so they are pioneering new ground with Happy City. Future planned activities involve learning languages, musical instruments, crafts, and being a DJ! These lunchtime learnings will all be run by their co-workers, who are keen to share their skills.

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Triodos Bank continually gives something back to the local and wider community through their very existence and business model. They only finance organisations that can demonstrate a positive impact on the environment, society and culture around them locally and globally. Through their lending and customer relationships, co-workers and customers are aware of their local and wider social engagement and impact. The point is it’s part of their DNA as opposed to a CSR exercise. As such, they find that both co-workers who are already socially minded, and those who are less so, after spending time working at Triodos almost become more engaged with their local and broader communities simply by osmosis. Community participation, engagement and social impact by co-workers is encouraged, and supported by the bank though away days, social events, customer visits. Their co-workers take part in local sporting teams pitched against other organisations. Many co-workers volunteer at local organisations, and their procurement processes seek to use local, community and/or fair trade suppliers where possible, for example the twice-weekly local organic fruit delivery, the fair-trade tea and coffee supplied for co-worker and visitor refreshments.

My Company
My Company
Monday morning meetings, every Monday morning they have a co-worker meeting. The outcome from this is to bring everyone together and foster a sense of community. Each week there is a different topic which are either general business updates, discussions about policy or opportunities for feedback. The senior management team often have a ‘Question time’ where co-workers can ask them a question about anything they would like answered. Co-worker forum, this is a group of co-worker representatives from the different department groups within the organisation. Co-workers can approach their nominated representative with any ideas, suggestions or questions that have and the representative will take these to the co-worker forum. The co-worker forum is where these ideas are discussed and feedback is given. They have a culture of continuous improvement and readily seek and listen to ideas on how they can improve the way they work. They recently recruited a process improvement manager to further develop this within their organisation. One of their values is entrepreneurship and anyone can put an idea forward to a manager. For example following a great idea from a co-worker they have formed a group of people called Triodos Ambassadors who go out and develop networks and talk at events on behalf of Triodos. Triodos Ambassadors do not necessarily have to be doing this as part of their formal role, they are from all parts of the business, with a high proportion of customer service co-workers. They are just passionate about developing awareness of Triodos. Triodos is providing this group with speaking and development opportunities along with formal training in presence and impact.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    102

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Earning £35,000+:

    39%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

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