Diversity and Inclusion

diversity and inclusion

We offer structured well-being programmes including mental health first aid, which colleagues can get involved with. We’ve also signed up to the Women in Finance Charter and we’re working towards becoming the most accessible building society by 2020.


At Skipton, we’re committed to addressing the issues that drive our gender pay and bonus gaps and we’ve put a number of measures in place to help improve them in the longer term.

You can find out more about what we have been doing in our gender pay reports. Read our 2017 gender pay gap report or you can view our latest report below.

Read our 2018 gender pay gap report

Women in Finance

When we signed the Women in Finance Charter we agreed to a number of pledges that we can measure over time to see how we’re performing against them. It also demonstrates our commitment to gender equality and supports our belief that diversity of thought results in a better Society for our customers.

Our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter


We want to create greater awareness and understanding of both the mental and physical disabilities faced by our colleagues and continue to improve the support provided to help them perform to their full potential. So we’ve joined the government’s ‘Disability Confident’ scheme and set ourselves a target of becoming the most accessible building society by 2020. Find out about our work with AccessAble and how we’re improving accessibility for customers too.

Find out how we're working with AccessAble
Robert East

We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture is an integral part of our core values. In relation to gender specifically, alongside other initiatives, we will ensure that our approaches to resourcing, leadership development and succession planning help us to improve the representation of women amongst the Society’s senior leadership teams.

David Cutter, Group Chief Executive


Learning what ethnicity means to us in the context of our values and behaviours is really important. And we’re working to make sure our colleague profile fully reflects the demographic of the local communities we work in and addresses any barriers to progression.


Whether it’s getting involved in our Pride celebrations, setting up an awareness group, or being an ally, everyone at Skipton is invited to get involved in our LGBT network and contribute to the discussion.


We know work life balance is really important to our colleagues and we’re working to embed a culture of flexible working that works for both the Society and our colleagues. It’s a broad offering that can include anything from informal arrangements between colleagues and leaders and working from home, through to paternity and maternity leave.

Robert East

The Board continues to encourage and support a diverse and inclusive organisation, which represents the communities we operate in and our members. Our objective is to enable all our people to achieve their potential irrespective of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, so we can build a stronger Society together.

Robert East - Chairman

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