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Employee pay, reward and benefits

Join the University of Bradford and be part of something special – experience a friendly and welcoming workplace and join a staff community who are proud to work at the University of Bradford and really care about its future - # Team Bradford.

You can find out more about us in our University Strategy 2020-2025

At a glance...

Basic Salary & Pay Awards

Our pay scale starts at the real living wage rate and we give our staff incremental pay progression every April (to the top of the grade) and an annual cost of living rise. 


We offer the University Superannuation Scheme (Grade 7 +), West Yorkshire Pension

Fund (Grades 2-6) and the government scheme NEST.

Annual Leave

We offer generous allowances of 25 days (Grades 2-8), 30 days (Grade 9+) and up to 5 additional days for long service.  We also give 5 customary days (Christmas & Easter)

Employee Assistance Programme

Offering confidential and unbiased guidance to all University employees on a whole range of issues which may affect wellbeing, whether work-related or not.

Performance Recognition Schemes

Great performance is rewarded through our performance recognition schemes with bonus

or incremental pay awards and e-vouchers to say thank you for a great job.

Family Friendly schemes

We have an established focus on family friendly schemes such as Maternity, Paternity, Adoption & Special Leave.

Salary Sacrifice Schemes

Get the TAX and NI savings available through these schemes and start saving on Car Leasing, Holiday Purchase (up to 20 days), Cycle to work (up to £3k), CareFlex (USS only) and Nursery Fees.

Our Employee Benefits Platform

Offers discounts on Retail, Supermarkets, Leisure Activities / Experiences and Holidays.

Interest Free Loans

Saving money on your travel with Metro & Northern Rail travel passes.

Healthcare Plans

You can join Sovereign Healthcare or Simplyhealth with payment direct from your salary and choose a healthcare plan for you and your family.

Team Bradford Events

Team Bradford is at the heart of everything we do – we celebrate this annually at our Team

Bradford Festival, Outstanding Achiever Awards and Long Service Awards.

Save from Salary scheme

Taking your savings direct from your salary into your chosen savings account.

Bradford District Credit Union

Offers a variety of services including financial awareness, savings accounts and loan

options with no credit check and at competitive rates.

Campus Facilities

Make the most of our campus facilities including on-site car parking, Nursery, Unique Fitness, Eye Clinic and Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation all at competitive prices.

Bradford University Staff Association (BUStA)

Join BUStA and benefit from their organised events and trips and get access to the

staff common room.

Equality Diversity & Inclusion Staff Networks

Join one of our staff networks and become part the University community.