Our People and Culture

We are a university that genuinely cares for our employees and recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource.

All our employees are at the heart of our business and having the right people in place and retaining them is key to our success as a university.

Rewarding our employees is therefore an important component of our employment package and the University has a wide range of benefits on offer to staff. These can enhance your personal and professional development, your health and wellbeing, and your finances, and also help support the University’s policies on issues such as sustainable travel.

Employee Benefits

Here are just some of the benefits of working at UWS:

You’ll be eligible to join one of our contributory occupational pension schemes. Your contract of employment will specify which defined benefit scheme you’re eligible for. Your contribution rates are based on your salary and deducted from gross pay to give tax relief. All UWS employees are automatically enrolled into either Strathclyde Pension Fund (Professional Support Services staff) or Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme (Academic staff).

We have an active Occupational Health and Physiotherapy provision for all staff across all campuses to access.

Our flexible working schemes include part-time working, job sharing and the opportunity to apply for other flexible working hours.

We offer competitive salaries. Our rates of pay compare favourably within the sector.

We offer an extensive range of staff development opportunities and events to support you in your role and to help you reach your full potential.

The University appreciates the commitment and loyalty of its staff and acknowledges this by linking length of service to the provision of a number of loyalty rewards for all staff qualifying under the terms of the policy (ie those with 10, 20, 25, 35 and 40 years’ service).

A competitive holiday entitlement is provided. This will vary depending on contract type but will be a minimum of 36 days (which includes 12 public/University holidays) for full-time staff.

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

UWS is committed to ensuring that equality is at the heart of everything that it does in order to raise aspirations, increase opportunities and inspire achievement.

At UWS we advance and promote equality and diversity in all of our activities and aim to establish an inclusive culture, free from discrimination and based upon the values of fairness, dignity and respect. We are committed to enhancing wellbeing and have the structures, leadership and support in place to embed equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do.

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