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Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide is the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million customers. Customers can manage their finances in a branch, via the mobile app, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 17,000 employees. Nationwide's head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. The Society also has a number of call centres across the UK.

Nationwide House, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN38 1NW
Industry Financial Services
Company size:   10,001+ employees
Industry:   Financial Services
Company Details
Nationwide House
Pipers Way
SN38 1NW

Nationwide offers their employees flexibility and the choice to decide where they work best. Importantly, Nationwide believe that giving flexibility allows those who are discouraged from applying from different parts of the country more encouragement by removing barriers and creating a more diverse workforce. 

Their flexible working arrangements such as flexi-time, job sharing and term-time contracts make Nationwide more accessible for those who require flexibility. 

What we love about Nationwide:

💡 Nationwide are committed to being accessible and inclusive through its flexible working arrangements.

💡 Nationwide has reduced travel and energy emission by not requiring all colleagues to come into the office.

💡Nationwide give control to their employees to decide what working arrangements works best for them.  

What's worth checking with Nationwide:

💡 There is limited flexibility to branch-based staff, although Nationwide is looking for ways to offer a level of flexibility for a work-life balance. 

Articles about Nationwide:

💡 Nationwide office staff can work anywhere in UK when lockdown ends

💡 Nationwide tells 13,000 staff to 'work anywhere'

Flexible Working Approach

Nationwide offer colleagues flexibility and choice about where they work. In conjunction with their colleagues and manager, colleagues are empowered to decide where they can best work from. This enables them to balance both work and home demands. A flexible approach to working removes barriers that once might have discouraged people from considering a role in a different part of the country. It enables colleagues to move more easily around the organisation and try different roles, as well as opening jobs to a more diverse set of people from across the UK, rather than just those able to travel to and from offices. It is hoped that by casting the net wider, we can better reflect our members and become even more connected to the UK communities we serve every day.

Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Term-time: These are contract based agreements that are used to accommodate an individuals childcare responsibilities during school holidays, as well as for staff who work in the education sector.
Annualised Hours: This is an employment contract where the employee's working hours are calculated on an hourly basis, rather than daily or weekly. Those hours are at times stipulated by the employer during the year.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Compressed Hours: This is where an employee increases the volume of hours worked each day in order to reduce the number of days worked.
Job Share: An arrangement where two people, or sometimes more, are retained on a part-time or reduced-time basis to perform a job normally fulfilled by one person working full-time.
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Remote or Mobile Working: This is a type of working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.
Career Breaks / Sabbatical: These are an extended periods of agreed absence from work. The term is often used interchangeably with "sabbatical", which is generally taken to mean a shorter period of leave of several weeks or months.
Shared Parental Leave: This allows parents to share a portion of leave and pay with their partners to care for children from birth, usually until their first birthday.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

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