Our people

We believe it’s people that make the difference at Skipton. We all have an important role to play in the success of the Society and it is our commitment to providing the best service possible and products that meet your needs that really sets us apart.

We want everyone who works with us to achieve their full potential. From apprenticeships and intern programmes to leadership development, we’re focused on maintaining a high performance culture and ensuring all colleagues are committed to understanding our customers and helping them plan for their life ahead.

We’re an award winning employer, featuring in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For, and we are now the only UK building society to achieve Investors in People Platinum, the highest level of Investors in People (IIP) accreditation. If you’re interested in working with us or would like to read more about our people, take a look at our careers site.

Fiona Whittet

I really enjoy my role because no two appointments are ever the same. I love getting to know our customers, hearing about their families, holidays, aspirations and dreams. It’s so rewarding when we can help them. Skipton is a wonderful company to work for and there is great scope for progression.

Fiona Whittet - Customer Review Adviser

Equality and our gender pay gap

We strive for a culture which is diverse, inclusive and representative of the world in which we live. We believe this will benefit our customers, our people and our business performance, further enabling us to Build a Better Society.

This year, organisations with over 250 staff have to report on their gender pay gap. The gender pay gap is the percentage difference between the average earnings of women and men - it’s not the same as equal pay.

Skipton's Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

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Our results

Whilst we employ more women than men at Skipton, our gender pay gap is 30%, primarily because of the gender distribution of our workforce with twice as many men than women in senior roles. We believe in developing talent and being transparent so that we can work to address any issues and ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, race, ethnicity or gender, has an equal opportunity to succeed.

We would like to see a more even gender balance at senior levels of the Society, so we’re introducing a number of key initiatives to help us achieve this, like improving the return-to-work experience and removing all barriers to progression for women, giving equal access to all careers. We’re also improving our flexible working policies and aiming to recruit a diverse range of colleagues who understand the needs of the customers we serve.

David Cutter

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, Chief Executive

Our Board

Meet our Board of Directors and discover the expertise they bring to the Society and what Skipton means to them. 

AGM 2018

Our AGM was held on Monday 23 April. We were delighted that so many of you took the opportunity to have your say.

About us: Our community

Community

We think it's important to support our local communities and give something back to those who make a difference.

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