Work-life balance
We aim to be a 'best practice' employer. We understand that our employment policies need to be flexible and responsive in order to promote diversity and equality, and to attract and retain the highest quality work force.

We not only fully embrace the Employment Act, which gives government regulations on paternity, shared parental, adoption and statutory maternity leave, but we go beyond the statutory requitrements to help all staff balance the demands of work and personal life. Take a look at our HR policies to find out more about flexible working hours, job sharing and many other schemes to help you achieve a healthy balance.

As one of our employees you will automatically receive these benefits:

Core benefits

  • 25 days of paid holiday a year
  • 15 days statutory holiday (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • generous maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave
  • sickness benefits, increasing with your length of employment
  • staff review and development scheme

Staff Development

Having great people is central to our success and an integral part of our strategy. This is why we encourage everyone to develop their skills, not only to help us, but also so you can get the most out of working here. More

Benefits +

Benefits + is a collection of optional extras that are open to all staff. The variety of benefits ranges from subsidised transport and meals out, to pensions and special offers on shopping.

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Wider Wallet

Wider Wallet brings together a wide range of national and local offers; along with clear information on your other employee benefits, for more information and how to register please visit our Wider Wallet information page.

Click here for a direct link to wider wallet where you can login and find out further information.


Every employee of the University has access to a generous occupational pension.

Find out more about pensions

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