Coventry Building Society has announced plans to introduce ‘hybrid working’ at its head office and operations sites in Coventry. Around 2,000 employees who are currently working from home will be able to split their working hours between the office and their home once government advice allows more people into the workplace.

Lucy Becque, Chief People Officer at Coventry Building Society, said: “As the country begins to recover, we’re taking this opportunity to reshape how and where our colleagues work in future. While our branch teams have been serving our members throughout the pandemic, many others haven’t been to their ‘normal’ place of work for over a year. We’ve listened to colleagues’ views and the consensus is to have a blend of home working and time in the office. In future, hybrid working will apply to most of our non-branch colleagues.

“From the outset of the pandemic, we did everything we could to help people adapt physically, practically and psychologically, whether they were working from home or keeping our branches open for our members. We provided equipment and invested heavily in technology and adapting our existing wellbeing programme.

“Colleagues have shown they can do a fantastic job from home and many have enjoyed the flexibility it brings. Equally some people prefer to work in the office, for a variety of reasons, and we will continue to support that.”