Shawbrook launches ‘Day 1’ family friendly paid leave & enhances full pay family leave

Father And Daughter

Shawbrook Group, a leading tech-enabled specialist bank, has announced a series of family friendly employment policies as part of its commitment to building a truly inclusive place to work and attracting quality talent.

The policies, which are some of the most progressive seen in the financial services industry, will support employees from the first day of employment meaning new starters with the bank won’t have to wait to qualify until 26 weeks of service before they’re eligible for maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Shawbrook, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, is also extending its full pay family leave offering from 16 weeks to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave to better support employees and their families.

These policy changes underline Shawbrook’s ongoing commitment to inclusion in particular gender balance and complement the company’s ongoing commitment to HMT’s Women in Finance Charter.


Commenting on the family friendly employment policies, Debbie Griffin, Chief People Officer at Shawbrook, said:

“We understand the worries and stresses when preparing to welcome new members to the family and too often those challenges can put an incredible strain on people’s lives and careers, particularly for women in our industry. That’s why we’ve taken positive action and created a package of progressive family friendly employment policies to support all parents embarking on their new, exciting journeys.

“Extending fully paid family leave regardless of length of service, is just one part of our drive to create a truly inclusive environment. Our people-focused strategy is all about supporting our incredible team, but also – as we continue to grow – attracting the best people from the broadest talent pool.”