An exercise class taking place in the Centre for Sport at UWE Bristol

Benefits of working at UWE Bristol

The University has a wide range of excellent benefits on offer to staff. These can benefit your personal and professional development, your health and wellbeing, and your finances.

Financial benefits

Competitive salary

UWE Bristol provides an incremental salary scheme with annual cost of living increases. The University has adopted an equal pay scheme for evaluating roles to ensure equal pay for work of equal value across all staff.

Pension schemes

The University offers  contributory final pension schemes and dependent on your role, you may join either the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teacher’s Pension Scheme.

Cycle to work scheme

Interested in cycling to work? You can buy a bike at a reduced rate through our cycle to work scheme.

Season ticket loan

UWE Bristol staff are eligible to apply for an annual interest free season ticket loan to help pay for travel to work. 

Childcare vouchers scheme

The University has teamed up with Kiddivouchers to offer staff the opportunity to make savings on their childcare costs through the Childcare Voucher Scheme. 

Wider Wallet

Wider Wallet offers access to a range of discounts and benefits, both locally and nationally, for UWE Bristol staff. You can register using an access code available on our intranet pages (login required).

Work life balance

Annual leave

UWE Bristol offers all staff a minimum of 25 days annual leave each year in addition to 8 days bank holidays and up to 6.5 days paid leave for University closures.

Flexible working

The University is committed to helping staff achieve a healthy balance between work and life. We offer a variety of flexible working patterns, including options to work flexi-time, part-time hours, term time only and other arrangements.

Job share

All of UWE Bristol’s posts are open for consideration for job sharing.

Family related matters

The University offers a range of benefits to support you in balancing work life and family life including enhanced maternity and paternity packages, childcare vouchers and an on-site day nursery.

Facilities and services

Nursery facilities

Halley Nursery is situated on Frenchay Campus and has places for 62 children.  Priority is given to students and staff of UWE Bristol with unfilled places being offered to the wider community. 

Sports facilities

UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus provides exceptional fitness facilities including fully equipped fitness suites, an indoor climbing wall and a state-of-the-art sports hall. As well as a wide range of fitness classes, staff also have the opportunity to join activity groups and receive physiotherapy treatment. Discounted membership rates are offered to all staff.

Library facilities

UWE Bristol has one of the largest libraries in the South West. Our Library facilities provide staff with access to a wide range of books, periodicals, audio and visual resources and extensive online learning resources.

Restaurants and cafes

UWE Bristol offers a wide range of catering outlets where staff can enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat whilst relaxing in a friendly and sociable environment.

Active communities

Staff Social

All members of staff are invited to join the Staff Social. Once a member, you can join a variety of events throughout the year.

Volunteering

UWE Bristol Volunteering supports staff that wish to offer their time to help local charities and organisations that provide vital services and community provisions.

Centre for Performing Arts

The Centre for Performing Arts is for anyone at UWE Bristol with an interest in the performing arts, whether complete beginners or experienced performers. All CPA activities are directed by professionals, so everyone gains by participating. Activities include instrumental ensembles, singing groups, drama and an annual musical.

Staff networks

There are a number of staff networks at UWE Bristol providing opportunities for social interaction, peer support and personal development.  These are run by staff for staff and bring together people from all faculties, departments and services who identify with a group relating to one of the University's six equality strands (gender, race, disability, age, faith and sexual orientation).   

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