Podcast: Funding Circle creates tailorable benefits package to suit each employee

Listen: Lending platform Funding Circle is keen to support its employees in every aspect of their lives in an inclusive workplace culture.

Victoria Bradford, people director, UK business and operatons, explains how its benefits proposition has evolved in the last five years from one that reflected the start-up status of the organisation, to one that is anchored around health, wealth, development and lifestyle.

At a glance

  • Funding Circle is a lending platform for small businesses in the UK. Some of its typical job roles include engineering, sales and the professional functions. It has 700 employees in the UK, and 850 globally. The average age of employee is 32, and the average length of service is 2.2 years.

Primary business objectives that impact employee benefits

  • To ensure the benefits package is as tailorable as possible to each employees’ individual goals and situation.

Career history

Victoria Bradford, people director, UK business and operatons, joined Funding Circle in July 2017. She started her career in technology agency recruitment, moving in-house and managing global teams, before moving to HR.

Bradford says: “The benefits on offer at Funding Circle have changed almost beyond recognition; when I joined over five years ago the benefits package reflected that of a start-up. I’m particularly proud of the strides and improvements Funding Circle has made to our family leave policies.”