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Benefits

When you choose a career at The University of Manchester, you’ll be getting the whole package.

Generous terms and conditions

You’ll receive a competitive salary, and when you enter one of our excellent pension schemes we will make substantial monthly contributions in addition to your own. We also have a range of recognition schemes from our ‘Thank You’ scheme to our long service awards.

You’ll enjoy a competitive annual leave allowance, in addition to bank holidays and four days’ closure at Christmas. We have a range of policies and practices designed to help you achieve your ideal work-life balance, and offer sector-leading maternity and paternity pay.

We’ve sourced a wide range of local and national staff discounts, from gym membership to cinema tickets, and you can save money on childcare and cycling to work with our salary sacrifice schemes. We can also help you spread the costs of travel with season ticket loans for bus, tram and rail.

Learning and development

You’ll have a structured induction programme, support to help identify your career aspirations, and an individual development plan with access to trained coaches and mentors, and an extensive programme of courses. We’re proud to hold the HR Excellence in Research Award and offer tailored career development support for researchers.

Health and well-being

We take the well-being of our staff seriously. You can make the most of facilities and services to support your physical and mental health, including the Manchester Aquatics Centre and our sports and well-being facilities. You can also keep fit with green travel by joining our thriving communities of cycle and run commuters.

We offer prayer facilities and a chaplaincy on campus, and when you need extra support we provide disability support advisers, and occupational health and counselling services. You can also enjoy free lunchtime concerts at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Arts.

Social responsibility

Social responsibility is one of our three core strategic goals sitting equally alongside our commitments to world-class research, and outstanding learning and student experience.

As an employer, we’re committed to exceeding our obligations around equality, diversity and inclusion, and supporting you to have a positive impact on the environment. You’ll have opportunities to make a difference to the social and economic well-being of our communities when you choose a career with us. You’ll be proud of the part you play.

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