Meet new people from all walks of life. Find your place on our campus, in our city and community.
Our benefits that help you make the most of your personal and professional life.
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer more financial benefits.
All our employees are paid on a nationally agreed and annually reviewed pay scale. Plus, we make a generous employer contribution - up to seven times more than other employers* - if you join one of our excellent pension schemes to help you plan for your future. We also offer continuing NHSPS membership for Clinical Academics. *Based on the UK’s average employer pension contribution percentage of 3% by law.
Discounts and perks
As an employee, you can take advantage of our sports centre membership deal on campus, retail discounts in Lancaster city and 300+ brands online, home technology, childcare, medical and dental insurance, free streaming services, loans towards professional development and membership fees and free and confidential emergency, wellbeing, financial, legal and counselling support for you and your family.
Rewarding great work
Any staff member, whatever their role, can be recognised and rewarded for making an outstanding contribution to the University’s work with our staff awards, long service awards and pay progression.
Lancaster is not only an incredible environment in which to work, it's a great place to live and explore the city, coast and countryside.
An adapted package of benefits may apply to employees not based in the UK.
We are a family-friendly employer
As well as all the financial and wellbeing benefits above, we also have great facilities, activities, networks and policies to support our staff with parenting and caring responsibilities.Family-friendly Lancaster
Things to consider
There are important things for you to consider when deciding whether to apply for a new job with us.
Your financial wellbeing
We believe that our combination of salary, employer pension contribution, annual leave, travel discounts and flexible working provides a generous financial package, better than you would get in many private sector organisations. Also, if you’re thinking of relocating for a job with us it’s good to know that Lancaster and the surrounding area have a lower cost of living than major cities and south-east England.
Your wellbeing and support
To help you settle in, we can match you with a buddy to offer you informal, friendly support. Soon you’ll get to know lots of people through teamwork, social activities and college and staff networks like Young Staff, Parents and Carers and LGBT+ and special interest groups like yoga, sustainability action, cycling and many more.
Our Lancaster campus is set in 360 acres of parkland and we are close to the Lake District and the coast. With less pollution and traffic congestion than large cities and lots of opportunities to enjoy being in nature, you can look after your physical, mental and professional wellbeing at Lancaster.
As a leading learning institution, we want our employees' skills and careers to grow with us, so we encourage you to take advantage of the thousands of free training courses provided by our LinkedIn learning schemes and in-house training. You will have 24-hour access to our award-winning library resources. Our managers are trained to support you to make the most of the university’s wide range of career opportunities.
Phill Dixon, Director of People and Organisational Effectiveness
Phill talks about how he came to work at Lancaster University, what it’s like and what you can do to make the most of your career opportunities.
Hannah Rosbrook-Brown, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor
Hannah explains how she shaped her career to fit her values, what the people are like at Lancaster University and encourages you to follow your aspirations.