Rewards and benefits

University College Birmingham offers a generous rewards and benefits package, ensuring that our staff feel valued and motivated. Our range of benefits support our staff across professional development and overall wellbeing.

Annual leave

We offer a generous leave entitlement, which varies according to contract type, starting at a minimum of 38 days annual leave per year (inclusive of 8 Bank Holidays and 4 Concessionary Days). 

Pension scheme

We offer academic staff membership to the Teachers Pension Service, and the Local Government Pension Fund to professional services staff.

BHN Extras benefits platform

Access to discounts on a range of products via our dedicated staff benefits platform.

Tusker car scheme

Take advantage of our salary sacrifice scheme, offering you the chance to drive a brand-new, fully maintained and serviced car, including insurance, without any upfront costs.

Employee Assistance Programme

The University provides employees with access to the Employee Assistance Programme, offered through Health Assured. This includes a confidential 24/7 helpline, offering emotional and practical support for the wellbeing of University College Birmingham staff.

Opportunities for Continuous Professional Development

The University prides itself on ensuring all staff have the opportunity to continue their development through sponsored professional qualifications, networking opportunities and regular industry updating.

Subsidised Private Medical Insurance

The University operates a group Private Medical Insurance scheme through Aviva Healthcare. The scheme includes services such as a digital GP, menopause support, wellbeing app and counselling helpline. This is heavily subsided, with the University covering the majority of the cost, and is available for ALL.

Annual health checks

Free annual health MOTs with our Registered Nurse

Cycle salary sacrifice scheme

Shop with your choice of over 2,000 nationwide and independent cycle retailers. Save on a new bike and accessories.

Home and tech salary sacrifice scheme

Choose from thousands of home and tech items - from laptops to fitness trackers, furniture, and home accessories.

Car parking

The University offers heavily-subsidised car parking in central Birmingham.

Gym membership

The University provides staff members with complimentary access to both its state-of-the-art gym facilities in central Birmingham, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

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