*Analyst - Model Management and Development
Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Job Reference: 004223

Location: Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Closing Date: 19/11/2021

Salary £: Up to c.£35k depending on experience plus benefits - Career Framework – C2 Finance

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Division: Finance

Hours per week: Monday - Friday, 35 hrs per week - specific hours to be discussed

At Yorkshire Building Society we pride ourselves on being a mutual organisation that places our customers at the heart of everything we do. As a result of this we continue to grow and strengthen our position as one of the most trusted financial services providers in the UK, providing real help with real lives.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Analyst within the Model Management and Development Capital and Credit function of the Balance Sheet Management department.  In this role you will support the development, ongoing management and validation of the Credit Risk, IRB and IFRS 9 models used across the Society ensuring that they are fit for purpose and aligned with regulatory expectations. 

This is a really exciting time to join our team. You will have the opportunity to really shape the role and be given the autonomy and responsibility to prove what you and the team really can do. Joining a growing business, this gives you the challenge and opportunity to make a real difference to our customers.

To help you get there we will offer you coaching and training to develop the technical and wider skills required to develop and shape a career in a changing and exciting business, where you can enjoy the exciting challenge as we transform to achieve our ambitions. Join us and be Your Brilliant Self.


What you'll be doing

As a valued member of our modelling team, you will play a key role in supporting the development, management and testing of the Credit Risk, IRB and IFRS 9 models which are used and employed across the Society.  This will include but not be limited to:

  • Primary responsibility for producing and optimising model monitoring reports that ensure the models remain fit for purpose.
  • Supporting management and other members of the team on model developments and other technical modelling related activity and requests.
  • Use best practice statistical, analytical and modelling techniques to perform analysis of the Group’s lending portfolios, to enable strategic decision making by management.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the Group’s databases, and be able to process, manipulate and interpret that data to support the above accountabilities.
  • Develop an understanding of the credit risk lifecycle for both residential and buy-to-let mortgages and leverage that understanding to add value to all analysis.
  • Develop sound working knowledge of what it means for the Society to be an Advanced IRB institution for capital management.
  • Communicate results of analysis to management to a high standard, both written and verbally

The Knowledge & Skills you’ll have

  • Educated to a least degree level preferably in Mathematics / Statistics / Finance or relevant analytical experience in current role.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in analytical projects or activities.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Experience in developing or validating models.
  • Awareness of IRB and model components.
  • Experience of data manipulation and a working knowledge of SAS (or similar statistical packages), SQL and Microsoft Excel.

Life at YBS

In addition to the usual benefits such as competitive salary, annual bonus and healthcare packages we offer you…

Flexibility – Whether it’s picking up the kids from school or catching that early morning yoga session we have you covered.

Celebrating Success – From everyday thank you cards, to our annual ‘Raising the Roof’ gala to celebrate our golden ticket winners we acknowledge our colleagues successes no matter how big or small.

Giving Back – Fancy 31 hours of paid leave a year to get involved in community activities? Together last year, we completed more than 11,000 hours of volunteering!

Inclusivity - We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Site Perks – Some of our sites have added little extras such as a gym, restaurant and free parking at our Bradford site, roof garden in Leeds, and on-site restaurant and free parking at our Peterborough site.


If this sounds like the next role for you and you want to develop a career in an empowering, respectful and supporting business then why not join us?

Our people are our heart and soul; we’re commercial and caring, big enough to offer you a challenge and small enough for you to make a real impact. We’re devoted to putting people first and doing the right thing by providing real help with real life.

We’d love to hear from you so why not apply today and be Your Brilliant Self!

Any Questions – Contact Claire Morley at czmorley@ybs.co.uk


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.