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​ABOUT US

What We Do

We are a specialist, award-winning building society based in Wimborne, Dorset, and were founded back in 1966 to help teachers own their own homes. That aim still holds true today, and we are committed to helping everyone from first-time buyers to retired teachers achieve their property goal.

Who We Are

Our team is full of skilled, hard working and passionate individuals who care about the people they work with and for. With ​over 50 years of service under our belt, we have created a friendly, family-like atmosphere in which new members of the team are welcomed with open arms (and a considerable amount of cake).

We believe in nurturing talent. This is why many of our newest recruits are school leavers and each staff member has a regular chat with their manager to discuss their own personal development, whether that includes additional qualifications or simply having a go at something new.

What We Can Offer You

  • Holiday: 27 days, plus bank holidays
  • Health cover: covered by Healthshield, we will contribute towards a wide range of health-related service
  • Pension scheme: we offer a fantastic staff pension scheme to help you save towards your future
  • Commitment to your personal development: each member of the team will have their own development plan, and we will support you with additional training wherever possible
  • Annual bonus: we like to reward hard work, and the ​bonus you receive will be based on your performance throughout the year 


OUR TEAM

Mel

Mel, Member Services

“We’re definitely different, especially from a customer service point of view. I know just from personal experience that because of the customer service we offer here, I’m quite particular about the service that I receive when I go to other places.”

Simon

Simon, CEO

“I joined in February 2017 and love being part of a team that really cares about its members and can make things happen. We focus on two things - helping teachers to own their homes and providing great savings products. Every colleague at Teachers is an integral part of making that happen - that's what is different."

Gabi

Gabi, Mortgage Advisor

“It sounds really clichéd, but there is a genuine family atmosphere here and I love the people I work with. I started off as a screener and have worked my way up to my current advisor role - I’m really grateful for all the support Teachers has given me along the way.”


Jo Mac

​Jo, HR Manager

“The employees here are Surprisingly Different – they care, they genuinely want to make a difference. They truly believe in the values and what we’re trying to achieve here and I think that shines through in their customer service.”


​KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU

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Inspired by the work of psychologists Carl Gustav Jung and Jolande Jacobi, the colour profiling courses run by the Insights Group have been designed with the aim of helping everyone to better understand themselves and others. Each new member of the Teachers Building Society team will be assessed to reveal their dominant traits (represented by one of the four ‘colour energies’) and ​will be sponsored through several training courses to understand their strengths and weaknesses as well as the most effective methods of communication with others.

We think this is a great way of getting to know your colleagues as well as yourself, and will continue to partake in this programme throughout the coming years.

​EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Every few months, each member of the team is invited to come along to a coffee session at one of the local cafés with the HR Manager. We’ll treat you to a coffee and a cake, and will invite you to share your honest opinions about the workplace, your team and any recent events or changes that may have taken place.

We also invest in a bi-annual engagement survey and a monthly staff suggestion box so that you can submit your thoughts and ideas. This helps us to embrace an ongoing change culture in which the staff are at the heart of everything that we do.

​OUR COMMUNITY

The team at Teachers Building Society are delighted to provide support for the Wimborne Food Bank. The Wimborne Food Bank exists to help local people experiencing a short-term crisis in their ability to afford food and is a local initiative set up by local Wimborne churches, in partnership with Faithworks Wessex.

​Employees from the Society donate food for weekly collections and give up their time to help out at the food bank – sorting food and stacking the shelves ready for distribution. 

With the number of people relying on the food bank expected to rise in 2019, particularly over school holidays when school meals are not available, our team are determined to continue providing support throughout the year.

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​WAR ON WASTE

We are determined to reduce our carbon footprint at Teachers and signed up with Wimborne War on Waste as a 'Plastic Free Champion' in 2018, receiving our plastic free certification at the end of the year.

Becoming a ‘Plastic Free Champion’ is part of a Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) initiative for Wimborne Minster to become a 'Plastic Free Community'. In our office, we recently introduced several recycling options for waste, and single-use plastic waste has been reduced drastically with the introduction of wooden stirrers, reusable plastic bottles and a coffee machine that takes mugs rather than plastic cups. We now also provide a canvas bag for life to all our members to reduce plastic bag usage. We have formed an environmental working group that meets on a regular basis to continue improving our green footprint.  




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CURRENT VACANCIES

Management Accountant

We are looking for a Management Accountant to join our Finance team. Click here for full details or to apply.

Application Analyst

We are looking for an Application Analyst to join our ​growing IT team. Click here for full details or to apply.