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Working at York

A view of Greg's place, a open air location to enjoy lunch or socialise outside near to Vanbraugh dining area.

The University of York is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and has established an international reputation for academic excellence.

We are one of the most successful research universities in the UK and attract over £60m a year of funding from research alone. Of 154 universities that took part in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014, The University of York ranked 14th overall and 10th for the impact of our research.

Our vision is to make the University of York a world leader in the creation of knowledge through fundamental and applied research, the sharing of knowledge by teaching students from varied backgrounds and the application of knowledge for the health, prosperity and well-being of people and society.

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The University is proud of its association with Athena SWAN, holding multiple awards in support of gender equality, representation and success for all. We have a comprehensive Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy. You can find out more the strategy and Athena SWAN here

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Map of campus

The campus

Underpinning our excellent reputation is a friendly and welcoming campus, set in a beautiful landscaped park.

The University has undergone an unprecedented period of expansion and renewal since 2000. We have invested in twenty new buildings on the original campus and have completed the first and second phases of the £750m Heslington East development. Our investment in new colleges, teaching and learning spaces, laboratories, research facilities and a new sports village mean there has never been a better time to join us.

While expanding, we have worked hard to retain our friendly and inclusive sense of community through a collegiate system.

The self-contained campus offers a range of facilities including the sports centre, catering outlets, shops, a nursery, a doctor’s surgery and banks.

Frequent bus services transport staff and students around campus and the short distance into York city centre.

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Benefits package

Benefits package

We offer a generous package of attractive terms and conditions, optional benefits and special offers, including:

  • A 37 hour week (with flexitime for many roles)
  • 38 days holiday allowance
  • Generous salary-related pensions schemes based on employee and employer contributions
  • An incremental pay spine
  • Tax and national insurance savings on nursery care and bicycle purchase
  • Private medical and dental care at discounted rates
  • Relocation expenses (role dependant)
  • Recognition of exceptional performers through the Rewarding Excellence scheme
  • Award winning staff learning and development programme
  • Access to discounted goods and services

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