At the University of Surrey we believe in giving you an opportunity to get more from your job, by helping you grow and progress, by acknowledging your talent, and by rewarding you well.  In joining our exciting and vibrant community,  you will give us your energy, enthusiasm and the drive to make a difference, which is why you will have access to a number of different benefits, some of which are summarised below.  


In addition to an excellent core annual leave allowance, we also give you 7 additional days, which are taken as follows;  3 days at Easter, 3 days at Christmas, plus 1 additional discretionary day.

Family Support

Whether you choose to take advantage of our campus nursery, benefit from tax and national insurance savings on your child care fees, or need to take time off work for maternity or paternity leave, the University of Surrey is there to support you.  We believe that all employees should have a healthy work life balance and where possible support flexible methods of working.

Sports, Leisure & Wellbeing

As an employee you will have access to reduced price membership of the spectacular Surrey Sports Park, which is located on our Manor Park Campus.  Offering a full range of exercise and wellbeing classes, a first class gym, Olympic sized swimming pool, climbing wall, tennis and squash courts and a whole range of activities for children, Surrey Sports Park is a great place to spend time with both family and friends.

In addition to this, the University offers a variety of classes and activities throughout the semester for staff at our in-house Centre for Wellbeing.

Staff Development

Our experienced in-house team offer a broad range of courses, workshops and bespoke sessions for individuals and groups, covering induction, personal development, organisational performance and development, leadership and management and many more.  With a variety of resources at their fingertips they also work with external consultants and training providers to offer you different ways to learn and develop that will allow you to get the very best out of yourself.

Salary and Pay Scales

University salaries are aligned with the National Pay scale, and annual incremental progression to the top of each pay band is offered, subject to satisfactory performance.


The University currently offers employees the opportunity to join one of the generous occupational pension schemes, depending on job grade/level.  Full details of the relevant scheme will be made available on appointment, however links to the two schemes can also be found below:

University Superannuation Scheme

University of Surrey Pension Plan

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