Race at Work Charter

Building a diverse and balanced workforce

At Coventry Building Society we’re committed to creating a balanced and diverse workforce because we know it’s good for our people and it’s good for our members too.


Different people bring different ideas, skills and perspectives. We’re better equipped to put members first if we have a diverse workforce of talented people, representative of the communities we live and work in. We want everyone who works at Coventry Building Society to feel engaged, valued and respected.


Under the leadership of Rachel Macfarlane, General Counsel, the Society has refreshed its approach to Diversity & Inclusion and launched some clear commitments to improve both gender and ethnic diversity in senior management. We have also placed a strong focus on inclusive behaviour, inclusive leadership and education, to make sure we create a workplace where everyone can succeed.

Race at Work Charter

As part of our ongoing commitment to build a diverse and balanced workforce, in 2021 Coventry Building Society signed the Race at Work Charter. The members we serve reflect the full diversity of the city of Coventry and the wider UK, and so should the Society.

The Race at Work Charter was created by Business in the Community. It includes five calls to action to ensure that colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds are represented at all levels of an organisation. 

The Society has appointed it's General Counsel, Rachel Macfarlane to provide leadership and drive tangible actions in this area. You can find out more about the commitments of the Race at Work Charter here.

By the end of 2025, the Society is committed to having 25% of management and above roles to be held by colleagues from ethnic minority groups. 

Our diversity and inclusion agenda is broader than gender and race alone. As part of our shared goal to be an inclusive, inspiring workplace, we want everyone to feel the Society is a place to belong, and somewhere they can succeed.

We recognise that everyone is different. We each have a unique identity that’s deeply complex and personal. But feeling included should be straightforward and simple, like everything else we do.