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Your Benefits

At the University of Nottingham, we like to ensure our staff are looked after and offer a range of benefits to support them during their employment

Health and Wellbeing

Annual Leave

  • At level 1-3 you will be entitled to 25 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus 5 University Closure days
  • At level 4-7 you will be entitled to 30 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus 5 University Closure days. 

Health and Fitness Facilities

  • All of our campuses have access to onsite health and fitness facilities and exercise classes, membership is offered at a discounted rate to our staff

Flexible Working

  • We are committed to the promotion of a healthy work/life balance for all staff, and recognise the flexible working arrangements can help to provide a positive working environment and a more flexible workforce


  • We are proud of our award winning campuses can continual investment in our surroundings ensures that the working experience is the best it can be. 

Counselling Service

  • The Counselling Service is a free service for our staff. It provides support through offering confidential, professional help with personal, emotional or mental health problems. 

Onsite Doctors and Dentist

  • We have a health centre on the University Park campus that is accessible to staff, it includes a doctors, dentist and Boots Pharmacy. 

Health Insurance

  • We offer a comprehensive voluntary Private medical insurance at a specially discounted price through PHC, part of the AXA group. Private Medical Insurance is designed to give you peace of mind - it offers quick access to eligible health treatment; from seeing a specialist for diagnosis right up to receiving appropriate care during a stay in hospital. 

    If you prefer a cashback plan you can take advantage of a 20% discount on Westfield Health’s Advantage Cash Plan which allows you to claim money back on essential healthcare costs.

Professional Development





Internal CPD Courses

  • We have a large number of courses run by our internal Professional Development team, helping you develop your skills at work 

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualifications

  • You will have access to ILM accredited courses including management and coaching

Professional qualifications

  • In areas of our University you will be able to access funding and allocated time for professional qualifications to boost your skills



Family and Parenting


  • We offer staff access to quality child care services, provided by the University's child care services located on campus
  • To support staff with child care costs, we offer Child care Extra (a childcare voucher scheme) in conjunction with Edenred (UK group) Limited - this provides parents with a tax-efficient way of paying for child care

Excellent Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave schemes

  • Dependant on the length of service, we offer enhanced maternity, adoption and maternity support pay above what we are required by law




Cycle2work Scheme

  • Allowing you to access £1000 towards a bike or accessories, entering into a salary sacrifice agreement over a 12 month period

Discounted travel

Car share scheme

  • Allowing you to register your details to car pool with other University staff members that live in your area. 

Hopper bus between campus

  • A free regular bus service that runs between our UK campuses





  • We offer competitive pay packages which increase yearly in line with UCEA negotiations. Most staff move up one increment on our pay scales (below the standard max) on a yearly basis
  • Our new Nottingham Reward Scheme you are eligible to be nominated for vouchers and financial bonuses based on your work


  • At levels 1-3 you will be entitled to access the CRSP scheme (3-5% employee contribution and 6-10% employer contribution)
  • At levels 4-7 you will be entitled to the USS Scheme (8.8% employee contribution plus 19.5% employer contribution - as of April 2019)

Shopping Discounts

  • All employees have access to our Employee Hub, which includes a discount portal for over 6000 retailers


  • All our employees are entitled to register for a TOTUM card, giving you access to student discounts at a range of retailers across the UK