Colleagues consistently tell us that LBS is a great place to work. Our internal colleague survey has an exceptionally strong engagement index which sets us apart from other FS organisations.
We are committed to providing opportunities for all colleagues to gain access to the world of work and make informed decisions about their future careers. As part of our commitment to your development, we offer work experience opportunities, internal and external secondments, mentoring, internships and apprenticeship schemes. We have chosen to partner with a number of local and nationally recognised organisations and professional bodies, to ensure the qualifications and accreditations achieved, can be taken with you throughout your career.
Investors in Diversity
We were awarded with Investors in Diversity in 2016. Since then, we have achieved our Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity and are the first financial services organisation to receive this accolade.
Something for Everyone
We are dedicated to supporting positive wellbeing for our colleagues. Our internal Wellbeing Hub provides a valuable source of support materials, contacts and communities to encourage positive wellbeing. These include:
- Social and emotional wellbeing (including mental health & 24 hour assistance programme).
- Physical wellbeing.
- Nutritional wellbeing.
- Financial wellbeing.
Work Life Balance
We are committed to making Leeds Building Society a great place to work and this is strongly evidenced by our ‘world class’ levels of colleague engagement.
Our approach to flexible working provides colleagues with a healthy balance towards professional and personal ambitions. We understand that no “one size fits all” and are committed to providing inclusive working and family friendly arrangements, that suit colleagues throughout different stages of their career. We believe this makes a positive difference to colleague Wellbeing and, in turn, can help us to meet our member’s needs.
Flexible working can be a permanent arrangement, temporary adjustment or a flexible agreement. This can include part time hours, job share, home working, mobile working, compressed hours, career breaks and sabbaticals.
For our Head Office colleagues, we offer hybrid working arrangements, with 8 days per month (or 40%) being flexibly based from our new Leeds city centre offices.
Women in LeadershipWe believe a gender balanced workforce is good for business, good for our customers and good for our workplace culture. Andrew Greenwood, Chief Risk Officer and ambassador for gender diversity, is committed to increasing the representation of women across our senior leadership team. Under the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, we have agreed goals that encourage the progression of women into senior positions, set a clear strategy for gender balance and have made a commitment to monitor and publish our progress against these targets.
These shape the way we work together at the society and our colleagues are proud to demonstrate them in everything they do, to help us work together in a like-minded culture and achieve our Purpose.
Our PurposeWe’ve helped people to save and own their homes since 1875, but we know the latter is becoming increasingly difficult for people. That’s why our purpose is to put home ownership within reach of more people, generation after generation.
Our Strategic DriversHow we'll do it
- More responsive model
- Close the gap innovation
- Step-up savings
- I am curious
- I focus on what matters
- I push forward
- I have the right conversation
As a colleague you are fundamental to our success and we are committed to providing you with great rewards.
Annual Bonus Scheme
Cash Health Plan
Colleague Assistance Programme
Colleague Mortgage Scheme
Flexible Retirement Options
Learning and Development
Long Service Awards
Private Medical Insurance
Professional Study Support
Professional Subscription Fee
Colleague Mobile App