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Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community of scholars, students and support staff. We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future. With a history extending over 170 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a distinctive ethos that brings together scholarship, research and teaching.

The University is ranked top three in the UK for Teaching Quality by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and was recently awarded Gold status in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Just one in five UK Higher Education providers achieved the gold standard, which measures excellence in teaching quality, learning environment, and student outcomes - the extent to which all students achieve their educational and professional goals.

All of our academic staff are research active and our commitment to a research-informed agenda can be seen in our Research Excellence Framework 2014 results and the high percentage of staff submitting work. 45% of research outputs across our three Faculties were classified as 4* (World Leading) or 3* (Internationally Excellent).

Our equal commitment to developing a learning community places students at the heart of the system and is evidenced by our high investment in quality facilities. We have pursued a programme of investment to ensure our students and staff have excellent learning environments and inspiring campuses. The newest additions to this programme are our Health Sciences Building and Hope Park Sports complex.

During the past three years, over 100 new academic and professional support colleagues have been appointed and, as a sign of our confidence in recruitment for 2018, we are now seeking to fill a number of positions across the University.

Staff benefits include a generous annual leave allowance, plus Hope Liturgical Days and Bank Holidays, along with competitive rates of pay defined using the HERA job evaluation scheme, access to a pension scheme with employer contributions, plus health and well-being initiatives.

If the level of your personal ambition matches that of our University and you are an excellent team player, active researcher and committed teacher or outstanding support professional, we would be delighted to hear from you.

"If you join us you will be doing so at an exciting time as we continue to build a liberal arts university of distinction in the UK, dedicated to scholarship in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts. Liverpool Hope is committed to supporting a workplace environment that attracts, develops and retains top quality staff from across the world who are fully committed to the aims of our unique and vibrant University. Liverpool Hope is a successful and rewarding place to work and develop your career." –Andy Catterall, HR Director

Vice-Chancellor’s message:

"We are a vibrant academic community with excellent scholarly standards and high ambition. It is important to me that our staff feel part of an exciting, welcoming, pastorally centred community, which values the individual. We approach the development of our staff in the same way that we do our students - Liverpool Hope values personal care and development within a scholarly community - in the words of Cardinal Newman the university is 'alma mater' because she knows her children one by one." –Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice-Chancellor & Rector

*The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

Key Facts

  • Over 730 academic and support staff
  • Circa 5,500 students
  • Top 3 in the UK for Teaching Quality
  • Over a third of research submitted to REF 2014 classed as World Leading or Internationally Excellent
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