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We offer great opportunities for people interested in working in a unique organisation within the higher education sector. We are a unique university because we consist of 17 independent member institutions and several prestigious central academic bodies. This makes us one of the largest, most diverse universities in the UK with over 120,000 students in London, and a further 50,000 studying across 190 countries for a University of London degree.

Lower ground floor work for us
Our main offices are in Senate House, located in Bloomsbury, central London

We offer a diverse range of career opportunities, from supporting students studying for a University of London degree around the world, supporting the growth and expansion of the organisation in one of our central support teams such as property and facilities management, finance and planning or one of the many libraries, or working within CoSector, the home of professional and student support services for the education sector and beyond including digital and IT careers in housing services and careers consultancy for higher education students and graduates.

Our School of Advanced Study and nine institutions form the UK's national centre for the support and promotion of research in the humanities and offer many exciting academic career pathways.

The University of London offers a range of employee benefits

  • Generous annual leave: 30 days plus university closure days and Bank Holidays
  • Excellent pension schemes
    USS for academic and managerial staff and SAUL for clerical staff
  • Training: Range of staff development activities and wider educational opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work scheme
  • Free eye care vouchers and contributions towards eye care
  • Free entry to the Courtauld Gallery
  • Free membership to Senate House Library
  • Flexible working, hybrid working and activity-based working
  • Staff Association and other societies including choir, football, martial arts and drama
  • Interest-free season ticket loan available after completion of probation
  • Employee Assistance Programme: A confidential service which provides practical information and emotional support on a wide range of topics
  • Housing service: Advice on a range of private accommodation issues

Salary scales

Competency models

Our competency model identifies key behaviours for our employees to perform effectively in their role. It outlines behaviours which apply to all jobs within the university and are used for recruitment and selection, as well as our annual appraisal process. Some roles have further technical or job-specific competencies which have not been listed within the core competencies, this information will be added to the job description.

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