Working at the University comes with more than just your salary!

In addition to benefitting from a progressive salary (progressive pay structure available here), a generous annual leave allowance and pension scheme, we hope to provide you with added extras that help make your time at the University of Birmingham even more enjoyable.

Some of our most popular benefits include travel season tickets, discounted fees at our three Ofsted-registered day nurseries and access to LinkedIn Learning to support your professional development.

Some of our benefits

Leave Annual Leave (inc. University closed days)

We offer 40 days leave per year, including 8 Bank Holidays and 7 Closed Days (pro-rata for part time staff) and the option to purchase up to 10 extra days. You will also benefit from generous leave arrangements to support you during your time at the University. 

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 Pensions and Financials

Staff can join our tax-efficient workplace pension schemes and access free will-writing services

Travel Travel

Supporting you to access affordable sustainable travel options including electric car leasing, a cycle to work scheme and public transport season tickets.

Connect Connect with Colleagues

Our vibrant staff community includes sports clubs and societies as well as staff networks to support equality, diversity and inclusion.


 Charitable Giving

Support the causes and charities of your choice through payroll charitable giving.

Health Health and Wellbeing

We support staff with their health and wellbeing through the Employee Assistance Programme and carefully chosen private dental and medical insurance options.

wellbeing People Friendly

University of Birmingham staff get preferential rates at our three Ofsted-registered campus day nurseries, and we offer flexible and hybrid working to support you with work-life balance.

shopping Shopping

Our staff can access great discounts on computer equipment, grocery shopping, utilities bills and much more.



Continue your professional development and support your family’s learning through workplace training courses as well as free membership of LinkedIn Learning and the Perks at Work online academy.

discount1 Leisure

Exclusive special offers for University staff including discounts for holidays, gyms and cinemas.

Relocation Relocation

We operate in an increasingly global market and offer a concierge service to assist with relocation.

CSR Corporate Social Responsibility

As part of our Birmingham in Action initiative we offer all staff one paid day a year to volunteer.


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