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We provide a range of core and additional voluntary benefits, discounts, and savings for all colleagues which are flexible and adaptable to your lifestyle.

Core Benefits


We recognise and reward an individual’s contribution through commercially competitive salaries and the opportunity to be awarded a bonus for exceptional performance and contribution.


Our colleagues benefit from a generous holiday entitlement of between 23 – 35 days per year (depending on grade). In addition to this, you will receive 5 University closure days and statutory bank holidays.


The University offers excellent Pension Schemes to all colleagues via either the Local Government Pension Scheme (for Researchers, Professional Services and Support staff) or Teachers Pensions (for Academics).  The University makes a significant contribution to this on your behalf.

Current members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) appointed to lecturing posts (including heads of teaching departments and professors), may be eligible for continued membership of USS.

Flexible Working

The University is committed to supporting the work / life balance of its colleagues and offers a range of employment practices to provide part time and flexible working. Options that will be considered include part-time working, job sharing, working from home, staggered hours, and flexible retirement. This enables colleagues to combine their work responsibilities with caring responsibilities.

Health and Wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a high priority, and we offer a range of confidential services including an Employee Assistance Programme, face-to-face training and online tools.

We have Occupational Health Advisors who work with our colleagues to promote health and wellbeing at work and offer a selection of free services including health surveillance programmes, counselling, and physiotherapy. We also run regular events to deliver advice and provide a variety of health screening activities.

Voluntary Benefits

Salary Sacrifice Benefits

We provide a wide range of benefits, savings and discounts for our colleagues and their families that recognise their differing needs and circumstances and provide savings on day-to-day expenditure. These range from a cycle to work scheme, travel season tickets, health and wellbeing offers and insurance benefits.

Sports Facilities

Our gym membership is available to colleagues and their family members and offers activities at both the City and Clifton Campus including:

  • unlimited use of gym and sports hall
  • free group exercise and fitness classes included Zumba, Pilates and Yoga
  • access to NTU sports clubs
  • swimming at the University of Nottingham pool
  • 30ft climbing wall (City Campus)
  • sports therapy suite (City Campus).

Colleagues at our Brackenhurst Campus benefit from discounted membership at a local leisure centre providing similar facilities.

Recognition of Continuous Service

We will count your service at other recognised institutions, for example other Higher Education or Further Education organisations in the UK, as continuous service in certain circumstances. This means that your entitlement to benefits based on length of service (e.g. annual leave), will be calculated taking into account time worked at these institutions as well as at NTU.

Visa Reimbursement

NTU recognises the importance of being able to successfully attract and recruit talented individuals from a global labour market.  Visa charges can be a prohibitive factor when overseas workers decide if they want to come to the UK to work and settle, so NTU have committed to reimbursing the cost of Visa* fees to anyone who starts with NTU on a Tier 2 Visa after 1st April 2019.

Details of eligibility, responsibilities, the claims process and recovery of reimbursement can be found in out Reimbursement of Visa fees policy and procedure. Alternatively, you can contact NTU Human Resources to find out more.

*Subject to eligibility criteria. Visa reimbursements are subject to Tax and National Insurance contributions. The Immigration Health Surcharge is not covered under the reimbursement policy.

Staff Development

Learning and Development

We provide a range of development opportunities for those who teach and support learning to ensure that all eligible staff receive an appropriate level of teaching qualifications and professional recognition.

Professional services staff can apply to study a range of our professional courses in Nottingham Business School as part of their professional development.


We offer a range of volunteering opportunities for both individual colleagues and departmental teams. These opportunities can be as diverse as helping in a school breakfast club, to being a trustee of a charity. They provide colleagues with an opportunity to develop new skills and support our local community.

Staff Equality Networks

We provide opportunities for colleagues to meet, support and inspire each other through our staff equality networks, which are run by staff, for staff. Through consultation and collaboration, they help to ensure that equality diversity and inclusion remain at the heart of our strategy, places and practices. Our networks currently represent;

  • Disability
  • LGBT+
  • Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH)
  • Women

Still need help?

Contact Human Resources