Be part of our future at our world-class campus in the historic City of York

York St John University is an outstanding university, known for its academic excellence, community spirit and ambition for staff and students. We have been educating and inspiring students at our campus located within the heart of York since 1841.

Our strong community ethos and our personal approach to learning have made us a special place to work and study. We offer our students and staff personal opportunities to learn and grow – both academically and individually – and this is facilitated by the high levels of student-staff interaction within our community. We pride ourselves in identifying and developing potential in all our students and staff and hope their experiences here inspire them to shape their communities throughout their lives.

Our 175 year old campus boasts exceptional facilities on an eleven-acre site on Lord Mayor’s Walk in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster across the city walls. Following a £100 million transformation over the past 10 years, our outstanding facilities ensure students benefit from the right environment in which to study and live.

Working at York St John University, you will make a meaningful contribution to:

  • Enhancing the quality of the student experience, with a particular focus on learning, teaching and research, so that our graduates develop skills for life and work.
  • Nurturing a diverse and culturally rich community, retaining the sense of community built up over 175 years.
  • Delivering growth in our student numbers – Home/EU, international and postgraduate.
  • Ensuring our financial and organisational resilience.

In return, we are committed to creating a dynamic, diverse and inclusive community, providing an excellent working environment that recognises and rewards your contribution in all sorts of ways. In addition to working in beautiful surroundings in the centre of York, we offer a fantastic benefits package, including generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, wellbeing initiatives and discounts from a range of shops and businesses both local and on the high street.

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Key facts

  • 758 employees
  • 5,785 students
  • Over 100 degree course options available
  • One of only two UK Universities to be awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark Holder for Business Excellence