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Staff benefits

Find out about the great benefits you'll receive as a member of staff at the University

There's plenty to consider when you're thinking of starting somewhere new. And convincing you to join us takes a lot more than just the right salary.

We offer financial, personal and social benefits that, tallied up together, create a package that will make our people feel valued, supported and empowered. Why? Because that's how a good job should make you feel.

Want to join us? See our current vacancies.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, including incremental progression within your scale
  • Contributory defined benefits pension schemes – Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for support and research staff and Teachers Pensions for our academic staff
  • Generous leave entitlement of 32–35 days a year, and an additional Christmas closure
  • Family-friendly policies supporting flexible working
  • Staff discounts and loyalty schemes
  • Staff car parking and discounted public travel
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Staff wellbeing programmes
  • Long service awards and recognition awards, which are awarded to staff for exceptional performance
  • Recreation facilities, including discounted gym membership, food on campus schemes, use of the Library and staff social activities
  • Discounted learning
  • Start up business mentoring from expert entrepreneurs via our Entrepreneurs in Residence programme
  • My Reward and Benefits