A better work-life balance
When we say our people are the West Brom’s biggest asset that doesn’t mean just viewing them as employees. We also recognise they have a life outside work, one that has responsibilities and rewards which the Society respects and supports in ways that aim to bring the best out of them.
As you’ll discover, this principle guides the Society’s approach to what we call family‑friendly policies and flexible working.
You can see this in the likes of maternity and adoptive leave pay of six weeks at 90% of full pay, 16 weeks at half pay, and the final weeks paid at statutory levels.
We appreciate that people are unique individuals with differing needs depending on their specific circumstances and stages in life. Here again, our policy on flexible working allows people to request to adjust their work routine to take account of other personal and family needs they may have.
This might be childcare, caring for older relatives, or having the opportunity to enjoy interests such as helping a local charity. Any employee at the West Brom can make a request for flexible working, no matter how long they’ve been with us.
You’ll also find the West Brom offers a generous holiday allowance, including the possibility of buying and selling holidays. Tax efficient, this scheme enables colleagues to shape their holidays in ways that suit them most, especially in having more family time together.
The West Brom is proud of its reputation as an organisation that cares not just for our customers, but for our employees too. We believe our range of family‑friendly policies, flexible working, and holiday allowances is vivid proof of that. After all, a major value at the West Brom is ‘friendly and welcoming’ and this is something we want you to feel from the very first day you join us.