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Benefits of being part of our team

Brunel’s employees are integral to our reputation and our students’ university experience.

We offer a variety of benefits, activities and development opportunities to ensure you excel in your role and enjoy your time working with us. We believe our vibrant and attractive campus environment and excellent benefits provide a great place to work.


  • London allowance payable in addition to base salary
  • Excellent pension schemes (USS and LGPS depending on grade)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement in addition to UK bank holidays and discretionary University closure days at Easter and Christmas
  • Fair and consistent job evaluation using the sector-wide Higher Education Role Analysis (HERA) and promotion scheme for academic staff
  • Give as you earn scheme
  • Online reward portal providing a range of shopping and leisure activity discounts
  • Totum (previously NUS) card
  • Private medical insurance

Family friendly and work-life balance 

  • Full suite of family leave policies
  • Flexible working
  • Time off for dependants
  • Special leave (including time off for voluntary public duties and reserve forces)
  • On site holiday clubs and tax-free childcare
  • 36 hours per year paid volunteering

Onsite facilities and activities 

  • Several food and drink outlets including on-site hotel
  • Brunel Arts courses
  • Lunchtime and evening concerts and performances
  • Gym with reduced membership rates for staff and students
  • On-campus physiotherapist
  • Sports Centre
  • Gardens and picnic areas
  • Library
  • Language courses

Your personal development 

  • Development and Review Scheme including a range of internal personal and career development workshops
  • Sabbatical Leave Scheme for academic and professional staff
  • Study leave
  • Academic leadership programme
  • Support for external training and development
  • Internal coaching and mentoring schemes
  • Career development framework for Professional Services staff

Looking after you

  •  ‘Active@Brunel’ weekly programme of health and wellness activities
  • 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme including access to counselling services
  • Able Futures – a service providing fast, flexible and free support dedicated to mental health difficulties
  • Salary Finance – online financial wellbeing
  • Disability and dyslexia service
  • Occupational health (via management referral)
  • Campus pharmacy
  • Chaplaincy and the Meeting House (onsite prayer facilities)
  • Eye test voucher

Caring about your commute

Brunel is located in Uxbridge, West London, which is easily commutable from London, Heathrow and the surrounding areas with tube, train and bus links as well as being easily accessed by car via the M4, M40 and M25. From 29 August it will fall in the ULEZ.

  • Car parking is available to employees parking on campus for a small charge of 0.3% of basic salary (up to a maximum of £25.08 per month)
  • Santander bike scheme
  • Interest free cycle loan scheme
  • Interest free Season ticket loan scheme


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