We recognise that people have commitments outside their job and we provide a highly desirable working environment that allows our employees to achieve the right work/life balance for them.
In addition to fair pay and career progression, we offer a range of benefits
We want to attract and retain talented and highly-skilled staff so we make sure that our salary scales remain competitive within higher education and commercial sectors. Salary bands for each role are stated when advertised, with staff starting at the first point of the salary scale within that band and annual increments being paid each year.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity relating to pay, salary and career progression for all staff within a framework which is fair, transparent and consistent.
The University recognises that having flexible working arrangements benefits both you and the institution.
All staff have the right to apply for flexible working arrangements and applications will be considered with the business needs in mind. There are many different types of flexible working patterns, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Part-time/reduced hours
- Term-time only
- Variable working hours
- Job share
- Working from home/remote-working.
The University believes that it is important for employees to have a good work/life balance and so we offer a generous annual leave entitlement of 31 days per year, plus statutory holidays, for all staff. The annual leave year runs from 1st January to 31st December.
The University adopts a number of approaches as a means of promoting and mainstreaming equality and diversity in all its activities. See our equal opportunities pages for further information.
Maternity Leave: We provide generous maternity leave and pay for those who have completed at least 52 weeks of continuous service by the estimated date of childbirth.
Paternity Leave: If you meet the eligibility criteria, you are entitled to take a maximum of two weeks off; at full pay.
Shared Parental Leave: We also offer shared parental leave which allows you and your partner to share 52 weeks’ leave for the first year. You may also be entitled to enhanced, shared parental pay for some or all of the leave you wish to take.
Adoption Leave: We offer enhanced adoption leave and pay for staff who have 26 weeks’ service with the University.
We recognise the challenges of balancing work and family life and we have a Students’ Union Day Nursery situated at the Singleton campus which provides high quality childcare for children aged three months to eight years and offers competitive rates.
We provide quality learning and development opportunities for academic and professional services staff.
We have a range of health and wellbeing services on campus including a medical centre, dental surgery, sports centre, staff counselling service and osteopathic clinic. In addition, our Health and Wellbeing Academy offers services that complement those provided by the NHS and allow people to make informed and positive lifestyle choices to improve their health and wellbeing
Our My Advantages online portal offers significant benefits to staff. We continually update the offers and work with national and local partners to provide the best savings. Some of these include:
- A shopping discount scheme both online and in-store
- A cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
- A car-leasing salary sacrifice scheme
We offer an attractive staff bursary package to encourage staff to gain further qualifications.
The University offers a childcare voucher scheme. Staff who joined the scheme before the Government’s deadline (4th October 2018) can salary sacrifice each month to go towards childcare costs.
Although we can no longer accept new applicants to this system, you may be able to receive childcare support via the Government Tax-Free Childcare scheme (TFC). Please click on the following links for more information: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk / https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/tax-free-childcare