Award Winning

We have won many accolades, but we are most proud of our Best Companies accreditation.  Best Companies is an independent organisation which recognises companies that demonstrate outstanding employee engagement.  It is all based on colleague feedback, collected independently by Best Companies. This amazing achievement is therefore the best reflection of what it is like to work here.

A Best Companies, outstanding employer to work for:

  • A 2-star ‘outstanding’ accredited company

An organisation for everyone

We aim to have a workforce representative of the communities we operate within and serve. We will ensure each colleague feels respected and supported in the ways they need to be able to give their best. In the services we provide, we are committed against any discrimination.
The Society will ensure every colleague’s right to be treated equally, with dignity and respect, is upheld, and commit to continuous improvement to ensure our working environment and culture is inclusive and safe for all. 
The Society policy recognises the following definitions.
Equality– refers to providing equal opportunities and rewards for anyone in the Society with similar experience and skills. It emphasises the need to treat everyone the same and to avoid discriminatory practices, such as gaps in pay and bonuses.
Diversity– refers to the full spectrum of differences and similarities between individuals in the Society. It includes things such as values and beliefs, life experiences and personal preferences.
Inclusion– refers to the overall culture of the Society and what the Society does – the actions it takes – to ensure that all individuals feel welcomed, supported and valued as a team members.
Darlington Building Society is committed to:
  • Promoting equality, fairness and respect for everyone in the Society.
  • Not discriminating against characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010 which are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.
  • Oppose and avoid all forms of discrimination. This includes in pay and benefits, terms and conditions of employment, dealing with grievances and discipline, dismissal, redundancy, leave requests including parental leave, requests for flexible working and selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunity.
  • Promote a diverse culture of skills, experiences, backgrounds and opinions, which enables everyone in the Society to thrive.

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