See your career soar with Shepherds Friendly

Hello – we’re delighted that you’re considering a career with us. On this page, you can find out about what it’s like to work for us, and see which roles are currently available.

We understand the importance of giving back to our people in exchange for their hard work and commitment. So, here are some of the perks and benefits we offer:

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Flexible working
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Growth opportunities
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Health & wellbeing
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Reward & recognition
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Do you want to know what it’s really like working for us? Find out from the experts: real members of our team. Here, some of our people share their own experiences and why they enjoy working at Shepherds Friendly.


Member Services Coaching and Quality Executive


Business Intelligence Manager


Project Manager
Despite the challenges that we all faced in 2022, Shepherds Friendly had a successful year in many ways.
New staff members
Raised for charity
In 2022, the Shepherds Friendly team grew by 21 people, with 16 of us receiving promotions and many more receiving funding to undertake new training or professional qualifications. We also raised almost £3,500 towards great causes, including our chosen charity, Seashell Trust. We maintained our carbon neutral status at our Head Office in Cheadle and received a Silver accreditation from Investors in the Environment as part of our objective to become a more sustainable organisation, with plans to gain our Green accreditation in early 2024. Our Social Committee also organised a host of social events, such as our Summer and Christmas parties and themed Together Days. Take a look at some photos from last year’s events.

As a mutual society, we’re owned by our members, not shareholders, which means our profits are returned to them. We do what’s right for our members by providing the best possible plans and services, meeting our sustainability goals, and giving back to our local community.


We were founded on Christmas Day in 1826, when our founding members came together to create a mutually beneficial society. A lot has changed in almost 200 years, but our values remain the same.

Awards and recognition

We’re an award-winning organisation that always puts members first. Take a look at some of the key achievements in our recent history.


At Shepherds Friendly, we’re committed to building a responsible and sustainable future so that everyone can benefit – our members, our people, and society.

At Shepherds Friendly, we strive to build and nurture an inclusive culture that encourages and celebrates the diverse voices of our people. This helps us to better connect with our members and the communities that we serve. We offer a range of family-friendly and inclusive employment policies and practices to support people from different backgrounds. For more information, take a look at our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Shepherds Friendly is located in the heart of Cheadle village, seven miles south of Manchester’s city centre. We have a modern, open-plan, first-floor office space in Haw Bank House.

  • Address
    Shepherds Friendly, Haw Bank House,
    High Street, Cheadle SK8 1AL
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  • Telephone
    0800 526 249