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Our offer

As a valued member of staff at the University, we offer a wide and comprehensive range of benefits to our employees to support wellbeing, work-life balance, health and finance.

See our full range of benefits below:

Work-life balance

Flexibility in the way we work

We are a campus-based University. We trust our employees to choose the best times and places to match the work that they do.

Working arrangements will be defined locally to ensure that they meet the needs of the individual, the team, and the University.

Family-friendly schemes

We offer family-friendly schemes such as maternity, shared-parental, paternity, adoption and special leave.

Annual leave entitlements

We have generous annual leave allowances of 25 days (Grades 2-8), 30 days (Grade 9+), up to five additional annual leave days linked to length of service. Bank holidays are also in addition to annual leave entitlement and we have five closure days at Christmas and Easter.

Holiday purchase scheme

You can purchase an additional 20 days of annual leave per holiday year.

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Healthcare plans

You can choose from two healthcare schemes: Sovereign Healthcare and Simplyhealth.

Staff counselling service

You can visit our staff counselling service for confidential, emotional support for personal or work-related difficulties.

Employee assistance programme

Care First offers confidential and unbiased guidance to all University staff members on a whole range of issues which may affect wellbeing, whether work-related or not.

University chaplaincy services

Our chaplaincy services are available to everyone including students, staff, family and friends.

Mental health support

We are a registered member of the University Mental Health Charter. This is demonstrative of our commitment to achieving cultural change in student and staff mental health and wellbeing across the whole university.

Menopause support

We are a Menopause Friendly Employer. Not only do we aspire to harness the collective talent across our diverse community, but we also aim to ensure that everyone understands menopause.

Financial benefits

Basic salary and pay awards

As a Living Wage Foundation accredited employer, our pay scale tracks the real living wage rate.

We also give our staff incremental pay progression every April (to the top of the grade) and an annual cost of living rise.

Performance recognition schemes

Great performance is rewarded through our performance recognition schemes with bonuses, incremental pay awards and e-vouchers to say thank you for a job well done.

Pension schemes

We offer the University Superannuation Scheme (Grade 7+), West Yorkshire Pension Fund (Grades 2-6) and the government scheme NEST.

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Discounts and saving schemes

Employee benefits platform

Our exciting benefits platform offers great discounts including retail, supermarkets, leisure activities/experiences and holidays.

Home and technology

You can buy top brand products up to a maximum value of £2,400, with interest-free payments spread across a 24-month period. There are no credit checks, no deposits to pay, and you own the equipment from day one.

IT packages

You can install the latest version of Microsoft Office free of charge on up to five personally owned devices and you can also download Adobe Creative Suite on up to two personally owned devices, for both work and personal use.


The TOTUM Card (Formerly NUS Student Discount Card) offers staff access to hundreds of exclusive online and in-store discounts.


Staff working in education can apply for a Costco Card.

Save from salary scheme

Savings can be taken directly from your salary into your chosen bank account.

Bradford District Credit Union

Bradford District Credit Union is a great alternative to high street banks and offers you a variety of services including financial awareness, savings accounts and loan options, with no credit checks and at competitive rates.

Travel schemes

Cycle to work

Our Cycle to Work scheme offers a £3000 allowance which can be used to purchase a bicycle and safety equipment for commuting to and from work and for use at evenings and weekends.

Metro card & Northern Rail

We offer discounted rates for the Metro Card and Northern Rail to support your journey into work.

Car leasing

We have a fantastic, fully inclusive, motoring package which offers staff a brand new, fully maintained and insured car for up to four years.

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Bradford benefits

Team Bradford events

Team Bradford is at the heart of everything we do.

We celebrate this annually with joint staff and student events including our Team Bradford Festival and our Outstanding Achiever and Long Service Awards Ceremony.

Bradford University Staff Association (BUStA)

Join BUStA to benefit from their subsidised events and gain access to the great facilities in the staff common room. Membership is just £5.

Equality diversity and inclusion staff networks

We have a great variety of staff networks available for all staff to join.

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Our campus

Outdoor facilities

The University has an award-winning campus with glorious green spaces to take a peaceful break from work in.

Food and drink

We have a range of food and drink outlets available on campus for you to enjoy healthy and hearty meals.

Eye clinic

Our eye clinic offers all staff a complete eye care service including free eye tests and discounted glasses.

Accessible campus

Around the campus there are many inclusive areas and facilities, including: gender neutral toilets, nappy changing and breastfeeding areas, toileting areas for assistance dogs, calm spaces, quiet rooms and prayer rooms.

Gym - Unique Fitness

Our on-campus gym, Unique Fitness, offers subsidised membership to all University staff members. This gives you access to the two-floor gym, swimming pool, sports facilities and classes.

Physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation

The Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation clinic is a student-led service with very reasonable rates.

Car parking

We offer on-site car parking at a competitive price, with different permit options available depending on your requirements. 


We are proud to offer an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated nursery which provides high quality early years care and education for children from birth to five years.

Learning and development

We offer a variety of learning and development activities to support you and your progression. This includes access to an award-winning e-learning platform, comprehensive induction programme, coaching and mentoring schemes.

Bradford academic: career journey

We offer an academic career framework to support development and progression.

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