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Nationwide Building Society

We’re building a stronger, kinder and greener society

We were founded with a strong social purpose with inclusion at its heart. Mutuality – the fact that we are owned by our 16 million members and run for their benefit – is all about bringing people together, inclusivity and social fairness. Whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion, whatever your role, when you come and work for Nationwide you are valued for who you are and what you can contribute. Your unique differences, the things that make you ‘you’ are treasured. We treat each other with the same kind of mutual respect and understanding we show our members.

Diversity is central to our success as a Society

Jane Hanson, People and Culture Leader, explains why diversity is important to her:


Joe Garner, CEO, says this is why diversity is important to him:

‘As a mutual organisation, we are guided by a social purpose which we interpret as ‘building society, nationwide’. A key element of fulfilling this purpose is employing a mix of people that reflect the wider communities that we serve. 
Achieving this ambition takes sustained effort and focus but the benefits of building a truly inclusive and diverse organisation where all our employees can thrive are transformational.’

People united

Logos for Proud Network, Gender Network, Disability Network, Faith & Belief Network and Race Together



Nationwide's eight Employee Network Groups (ENGs) are open to all employees, including those who share similar characteristics or life experiences and who want to connect with others. The aims of the ENGs are to provide peer support, to work collaboratively with the business to help deliver our Inclusion and Diversity strategy and to act as a collective employee voice.


Logos for Working Carers Network, Working Families Network, Veterans and Reservists Network


They're for everyone, wherever you work, whatever your role and regardless of whether you share the primary characteristics of the group or not, and are a great way to get involved in our I&D agenda.