The university employs approximately 2,000 staff in teaching, research and support staff roles and offers unique working environments at all our three campuses.
Benefits at a glance
- Competitive salary: with annual incremental and cost of living increases and London weighting for staff at our Greenwich and Avery Hill campuses, plus other special allowances to staff where appropriate
- Depending on the post, staff can join either the Teachers' or Local Government Pension Scheme. These are both final salary schemes and amongst the most generous pensions available.
- If you move home to work for us, you may receive help with relocation costs.
- A strong commitment to staff development, which includes both internally and externally facilitated development sessions aimed at both academic and support staff
- Loans for computers and rail and bus season tickets
- We offer interest free season ticket loans and savings on bikes and childcare vouchers through the Government's salary sacrifice scheme - a great way to make your money go further.
- Use of a fully equipped gym and lunchtime exercise classes.
Your work/life balance
We want our staff to enjoy a healthy work / life balance. Annual leave entitlements vary depending on your position and years of service, ranging from 26 to 35 days. In addition, you get eight days' statutory holidays, and most staff benefit from extra leave over the Christmas and New Year break. Administrative and support staff normally work 35 hours a week, and we are always willing to explore part-time working and job sharing arrangements.
We know that raising a family can be a costly and demanding business. To help, staff can receive childcare vouchers, which are non taxable and exempt from National Insurance, in return for "sacrificing" part of their salary. We also offer additional weeks at full pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave, and fathers and partners, including same-sex partners, are given greater flexibility about how they can take their leave.
And because we know that life isn't all about what you do in the workplace, we offer five days' paid leave if you are studying for exams and the same if you take part in voluntary public duties, such as school governorships.
More than just a job
The University of Greenwich is a great place to work – both for the quality of its teaching and the opportunities that come with living in this part of the world. While the university is very modern in its approach to learning, research and business enterprise, some of its buildings are among the most beautiful and historic in the country.
A deal to offer
Find out about the benefits of working at the University of Greenwich.
Part of a World Heritage Site based in the stunning Old Royal Naval College on the banks of the River Thames.
Millions have been invested into the renovation of the magnificent Edwardian naval buildings at Chatham Maritime.
Our south-east London Campus combines a Victorian mansion and parkland setting with excellent modern facilities.