Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Bank
  • Year established:
    1984
  • Website:
    http://www.unity.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Unity Trust Bank, Nine Brindleyplace, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HB

About Unity Trust Bank


What is it like to work for Unity Trust Bank

Leadership
Leadership
The senior management team live the values of the Bank through their integrity and their commitment to helping others through their volunteer work and fund raising. The CEO holds regular focus groups to gain feedback from all employees. She has used this feedback to aid decision making with regard to future business and people strategy. All employees are encouraged to have a personal growth plan. The Bank supports achievement of professional qualifications by a combination of financial support and/or time away from work to study. Employees are encouraged to gain a professional banking qualification. When individuals gain a qualification an announcement is made in their monthly 'huddle' and also in their weekly bank wide email communication called 'Feel Good Friday'.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
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Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Unity’s employees have volunteered at a donkey sanctuary, where therapy is provided for disabled children. They have also visited Acorns children's hospice to help with decorating and tidying up the garden. They've held a MacMillan Coffee Morning for which employees baked cakes and took part in a raffle. Raffle prizes were donated by suppliers, customers and other organisations in the company’s building. Employees have also taken part in fun runs, mud runs and triathlons to raise money for charity. The next event planned is to scale three mountains in 24 hours. Unity even have a committee called 'Unity in the Community'. Their aim is to promote and organise volunteering and fundraising events that everyone can get involved in. Employees also have the opportunity to volunteer at any organisation they choose. Unity is an equal opportunities employer and will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all employees are able to perform their duties to the best of their abilities. The company are keen for the money that they lend to their customers to have a positive impact on the community; therefore they measure and publish the positive social outcome of their lending.
My Company
My Company
Unity Trust Bank communicate their commitment to their mission, vision and values through ensuring customers are businesses with a social purpose. They communicate through a variety of channels including social media, 'Feel Good Friday' newsletters and 'News Digest'. They became Living Wage accredited - a move that clearly illustrates Unity's dedication to being a socially responsible organisation. Their volunteering activities are reported on in newsletters and on Twitter - this has been successful in promoting a socially responsible approach amongst their employees (they have also received enquiries from customers wishing to set up their own similar schemes and seeking advice). All employees receive a copy of Unity Trust Bank’s annual 'Social Impact' Report which describes what Unity is has done so far to achieve its primary purpose and outrageous ambition.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
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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

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    18%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Male : Female:

    48% / 53%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    51%

  • Staff:

    80

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