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We offer something for everyone

We’ve created a package of rewards and benefits that we think is just as unique as our working environment. From financial rewards that can help you plan for your future to health benefits and discounts on shopping, there’s something for everyone.

Core benefits

  • Annual leave - everyone can make the most of either 27 or 30 days’ (depending on grade) annual leave per year in addition to 8 public holidays and 4 customary days per year including time off between Christmas and New Year (role permitting).
  • Generous family friendly policies - our policies include maternity and adoption leave.
  • Pension - we provide access to a good occupational pension scheme that offers valuable benefits in retirement as well as protection for you and your family.
  • Health and wellbeing - discover lots of support when you need it, including access to a 24-7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Learning and development - take advantage of a wide range of opportunities to progress your career, if that’s your aim.
  • Be rewarded - our reward schemes recognise the extraordinary contributions our people make every day.

Optional benefits

Everyone who works here has access to a package of optional benefits, and our most popular benefits include:

  • Fantastic discounts - get money off at supermarkets, high street retailers and days out at various attractions via our benefit portal.
  • Travel discounts - enjoy money off fares with local bus and train companies.
  • Savings and loans - take advantage of flexible saving and loan options through a Credit Union.
  • Health savings - our health cash plans can help you manage your everyday health costs.
  • Extra holidays - you’ll have the option to purchase up to 5 additional days of annual leave.
  • IT discounts - save on the cost of popular software, including Microsoft Office 365.
  • Payroll giving - you can make charitable donations in a convenient and tax efficient way.
  • Financial education - learn from our pension webinars, and much more.

Campus extras

If you work on campus, you’ll have access to lots outstanding facilities, including:

  • On site day nursery - our nursery was recently rated Excellent by Ofsted, and can be paid for through our Nursery + salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Holiday camps for children - if you have kids aged 5 to 16, you can keep them busy throughout the year.
  • Access to University Library and Collections - visit some of our museums and attractions for free with our University Campus Card.
  • Sports and gym facilities - enjoy discounted use of our state of the art facilities.

An opportunity to get involved

And there are lots of opportunities to get involved in university life including:

  • Volunteering - taking part in a range of colleague volunteering activities.
  • Staff networks - our busy networks cover many different interests.
  • Collegiate involvement - engage with one of our Colleges and join a Senior Common Room.

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