The University of Brighton is a community of more than 21,000 students and 2,500 staff. We have one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record, factors which contribute to our reputation as a leading modern university.
We are a thriving, multi-campus coastal university delivering innovative career-focused courses at undergraduate and postgraduate degree level and our research and teaching transforms lives and benefits communities worldwide. The university offers a wide range of jobs in both academic and support roles, with competitive salaries and flexible working opportunities.
Benefits and facilities
The university offers competitive salaries, contributory pension schemes plus provision for dependants and comprehensive range of benefits.
You can find out more about the following benefits and facilities:
- holidays and other leave
- balancing working life
- car parking, transportation and how to find us
- cultural events
- development and training
- eating, shopping and banking
- equality, diversity and inclusion
- health and welfare
- staff volunteering scheme
- trade unions.
The university offers competitive salaries and contributory pension schemes which provide a range of retirement benefits plus provision for dependents. Arrangements exist for transfer in from other pension schemes.
Find out more about our two main schemes, the Local Government Pension Scheme, and Teachers' Pensions. The university also operates the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). This is a national scheme available for staff who were contributing members of USS immediately prior to commencing employment at the University of Brighton.
The university provides generous employer pension contributions which are as follows:
|Local Government Pension Scheme
|Teacher's Pension Scheme
|Universities Superannuation Scheme
The university supports staff in relocating within or to the UK. The university's relocation procedure supports staff with the cost of moving up to £8,000. Expenses that qualify as relocation can be found on the HMRC website.
You can see the university relocation procedure here.
Holidays and other leave
The university offers a generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days a year. The annual leave entitlement is in addition to public holidays and any concessionary days when the university is closed over the Christmas period. All leave, including public holidays and university concessionary days, is pro-rated for part-time staff. There are also generous maternity, adoption and paternity/partner leave schemes.
Balancing working life
The university offers and encourages many ways to achieve a balance between work and life outside work. Options include flexible working, job sharing (pdf), family friendly schemes, health and welfare support, training and development, sport and leisure including discounted membership to university sport facilities, and special leave (pdf) for situations such as family emergencies and exams.
Car parking, transportation and how to find us
In the interest of the environment, staff and students are encouraged to use alternatives to driving whenever possible. The sites are easily reached by frequent bus services, by train, and the university offers travel loans and the opportunity to purchase bikes and accessories tax-free, up to a value of £2000, saving on average about 25% of the cost.
Staff can also register at www.easit.org.uk to find other information and sustainable ways to travel to work.
Car parking on all sites is very limited. If you are invited for interview you will receive further information about travelling to your interview.
Find out more about how to reach our campus locations with the maps and directions available on this website.
The university has a nursery, which has received consistently excellent Ofsted reports. One World nursery places are available for children aged two to five. Part-time and full-time places are available, and children can start at the nursery throughout the year, subject to availability. The nursery is open for 45 weeks per year, Monday to Friday.
There is a regular programme of lunchtime and evening concerts, open lectures and exhibitions in the Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art. Open lectures and other cultural events are held on all sites throughout the year. Find out more about our news and events.
Development and training
The university offers a wide range of personal and professional development activities. Options range through workshops, conferences, part-time certificate and diploma courses, professional qualifications and higher degrees, to learning another language. There are fee waivers in place for some part-time courses for staff at the University of Brighton and its partner organisations.
Excellent learning resources are available on each site and staff members are encouraged to undertake a mixture of formal training and self-development on a continuous basis.
Each site has a library with books and publications on all subjects taught at the university as well as a selection of recreational and background material. There are also reciprocal arrangements with the libraries at the University of Sussex and Brighton Metropolitan College.
Find out more about our libraries.
There is also an online library allowing access to thousands of eBooks, databases and full text journals - most accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
Eating, shopping and banking
A range of hot and cold food is available from outlets across all four campuses. There are also shops on each site that sell confectionery and stationery during term-time.
All staff across the university are entitled to buy an NUS Extra card through Brighton Students' Union and are able to enjoy discounts and offers from over 170 companies in store and online.
As a member of the global Santander Universities network, staff and students of the University of Brighton have access to a number of funding opportunities and also to a range of exclusive commercial products such as preferential mortgage rates. To find out more information, please visit our Santander webpage. We also benefit from a campus branch of Santander located on the mezzanine floor in the Cockcroft Building, Moulsecoomb campus.
The university’s computer store provides staff with access to free and discounted computer software, including, free antivirus software and Microsoft Office packages. Computer first aid clinics are also available for help and advice in relation to personal computers.
Health and welfare
The university’s Occupational Health Service engages proactively in providing advice on staff health and welfare. The service holds a number of events to promote health and well-being.
As part of the university’s insurance arrangements, DAS are an independent company who offer a 24-hour telephone confidential counselling service for staff or their immediate family members living with them.
Staff volunteering scheme
The university allows for up to 5 days of contracted hours for volunteering activity to enable staff to take part in a wide range of voluntary opportunities in the local community.
The university is committed to maintaining and improving the quality of its environment, both for those who live and work in the university and for the wider community. This commitment is reflected in policies that seek to make the most effective and efficient use of all our resources, minimise pollution, comply with relevant legislation and encourage all members of the university community to develop a sustainable approach to their work and lifestyle.
c-change is our bespoke carbon reduction campaign, especially designed to engage, inspire and support staff and students to cut carbon, both at the university and also in our personal lives. Each year the university participates in the national Green Impact University and Colleges programme, run by the NUS, in conjunction with c-change.