We offer a comprehensive set of benefits encompassing competitive salaries, final salary pension schemes, work-life balance, training & promotion opportunities and staff recognition schemes.


We offer a grading structure based on a nationally agreed single salary spine.  Salary values within the spine are index linked.  We also operate contribution pay schemes to recognise exceptional performance.

We operate two generous final salary pension schemes depending on grade - Universities Superannuation Scheme and Local Government Scheme

Work-Life Balance

For colleagues with family/caring responsibilities, we offer a package of family friendly policies which provide for flexible working, additional paid maternity and paternity leave, and leave for family emergencies.

We also offer generous holiday entitlement in excess of the statutory entitlement including additional university closure days at Christmas and Easter.

LU Flexible Benefits Scheme

Our flexible benefits scheme provides colleagues with the opportunity to purchase certain benefits at discounted rates and also to take advantage of tax and national insurance savings on some of these benefits via salary sacrifice. The current benefits include:

Childcare salary sacrifice
Child care vouchers
Cycle to work scheme Season tickets
Payroll giving Discounted retail vouchers
Dental insurance Private health insurance
Healthcare cash plan Sports centre membership
Vocational training courses Professional bodies’ membership fees
Staff Development
Continuing Professional Development

We anticipate that all colleagues will engage in continuing professional and occupational development to enable them to meet their own and the University’s objectives. We also partner with internal providers such as the Centre for Education, Training and Development (CETAD) and our Management School and external providers to create high quality development opportunities for all.

Performance Partnership

All colleagues are expected to participate in processes to help them develop and meet their professional objectives – these include objective setting, performance and development review, coaching and feedback and career development discussions.

Staff Recognition Schemes

Certificates and gifts are presented to colleagues at an annual dinner in recognition of either 25 or 40 years' service.

Our staff prize scheme provides an opportunity to recognise excellence in a variety of categories. The prizes are awarded in a special ceremony at the end of each academic year.




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