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We offer a variety of benefits encompassing pay, pension and work-life balance, along with excellent facilities on campus.


Pay awards to recognise cost of living increases are negotiated nationally through the Universities & Colleges Employers’ Association (UCEA) with recognised trade unions. We have a defined pay and grading structure which is adjusted in line with the national pay award. Grades for individual jobs are determined through the application of the Higher Education Role Analysis scheme (HERA).


We offer two generous pension schemes – Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and the University of Bath Group Pension Plan (UoBGPP). Both schemes include a provision for ill-health, a death in service lump sum payment and an annual pension. When you join, you’ll be notified in your contract which pension scheme you’re eligible for. 

Life-Work Balance

We offer generous holiday entitlements which include the eight statutory bank holidays, with an additional five further discretionary days. For those with family/caring responsibilities, we have a package of family friendly policies which provide for flexible working, additional paid maternity and paternity leave, parental leave and leave for family emergencies. We also have a hybrid working model for professional services staff who are able to carry out their work remotely.

Contribution Pay

We operate a Contribution Pay scheme for recognising and rewarding staff for exceptional performance within their current grade. We recognise and encourage sustained excellence, commitment and professionalism. A similar scheme also exists for professorial and senior professional staff at the University.


We have an on-site nursery − Westwood Nursery, which is Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’. To support with the cost of childcare, we offer a salary exchange childcare voucher scheme.


Our employees can take advantage of the government cycle to work scheme and there are employee discounts available at various cycling shops. If you’re driving to work, there is subsidised parking available on site.

Relocation & Immigration Expenses

There are support packages available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of relocation and immigration while working here.