What's on offer?

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More than just a job

We believe in rewarding and recognising great work and have a range of benefits to support our industrious innovators. Of course your salary package will reflect your skills and experience but we also believe it's important to provide other benefits that help you find the balance between work and home life.

Find out more about the support and benefits we offer


All colleagues have the option to buy additional annual leave on top of their annual entitlement to help you find the right balance. We also give you extra days leave at Christmas.


Pension scheme

We operate very generous pension schemes with a range available depending on the Grade of your role. 

USS – Grades 7-10 and Management: Hybrid (defined benefit and defined contribution) pension scheme with employer contributions of 21.6% and employee contributions of 9.8% per year

USPP – Grades 1-6: Non-contributory Defined Contribution pension scheme. The plan is non-contributory by default. This means that you do not have to pay anything unless you want to. The University will contribute 9% of your salary and will match any contributions you make up to a maximum of 4%

Lifestyle benefits and discounts

Through our MySalford online platform, we offer a wide range of additional benefits to suit your lifestyle. From travel discounts, to retail discounts; including Currys, Asda, Odeon and various seasonal offers to help you save money on the things that matter.

Wellbeing support

We have a range of benefits to support your physical and mental health. From our on-site sports and fitness facilities including discounted gym membership and experts on campus that conduct sports therapy and injury clinics offering 

Student benefits

We aim to open up the benefits our students enjoy to all our colleagues. This includes a range of subscriptions and library services to help our colleagues continue to learn, be curious and stay up to date with industry. You can also gain access to a huge array of resources through LinkedIn Learning and other sources along with a Sconal card so you can access other university library services.

You can also apply for a Totum (previously NUS) card to receive additional discounts on top of the discounts already available.

Find out more about our development offer.

Flexible and agile working

We support a culture of both flexible and agile working to support you to work in the way that's best for you. There's lots of space to work on campus and discounted options for commuting such as season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme. For off-site working all colleagues have a Microsoft 365 account allowing them to access a range of cloud based programmes so they can access their work almost anywhere.

We also have a range of family friendly benefits including maternity, paternity, adoption and other special leave and support networks to make sure everyone can be at their best here.

Find out more about our culture.

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My Salford, our online employee benefit portal, is a one-stop-shop for discounts and colleague benefits with thousands of pounds saved across the platform since its launch. My Salford offers a huge range of discounts on high-street shopping; supermarkets; holidays and cinemas along with additional seasonal offers. There are lots of ways to save from discounted e-vouchers to cashback savings such as the Spree card. All this and more are only a click away!

The portal also features a recognition scheme with opportunity for any colleague to share a 'Thank you' card.

More than just a job