Benefits

Anglia Ruskin University is a great place to work. We’re committed to our staff, and we offer an extensive range of benefits including:

Pay

We offer competitive salaries. Our rates of pay compare favourably both locally and within the sector.

Pension

You’ll be eligible to join one of our contributory occupational pension schemes either; Teachers’ Pensions or the Local Government Pension Scheme, administered by Essex County Council. Your contract of employment will specify which defined benefit scheme you’re eligible for. Your contribution rates are based on your salary and are deducted from gross pay to give tax relief. You can find further details and the member guides at www.essexpensionfund.co.uk or www.teacherspensions.co.uk.

Holiday

We offer a generous entitlement ranging between 24 – 35 working days paid holiday in each complete holiday year depending on your grade, length of service and position. Our holiday year runs from 1 September to 31 August.

Training and Development

We offer an extensive range of staff development opportunities and events to support you in your role and to help you reach your full potential. Fee waiver opportunities may also be available for our programmes of study.

Facilities

We provide a wide range of staff facilities as well as access to our own art galleries and theatre. You can purchase discounted tickets to some shows; saving up to 40% on the ticket price.

Our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses offer a choice of spaces where you can sit down and enjoy a delicious hot meal. Our coffee bars offer a wide selection of hot and cold drinks as well as snacks on the go.

Health and Wellbeing

We offer many opportunities for staff to take part in sport and physical activity. We’ve beginners’ running groups, a staff football team and health walks. We offer subsidised fitness classes at both Cambridge and Chelmsford and each campus also has a gym which staff can use. You can also access subsidised packages at neighbouring facilities who we are partners with – Riverside Ice and Leisure in Chelmsford and Kelsey Kerridge in Cambridge.

Travel to Work

We encourage and support travelling by public transport, cycling, walking and car sharing. To help you access these as easily as possible we’ve discounts and financial assistance in place, including discounts with local transport providers and access to discounted bikes through the national CycleScheme. We also hold regular Dr Bike sessions where you can get your bike checked by a mechanic for free. Interest free season ticket loans are also available through our travel to work scheme.

Work-life Balance

We have a scheme through which staff can apply for flexible working, including alterations to working hours and part-time working.

Family-friendly

We offer a range of family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave.

We operate a Child Care Voucher Scheme which offers tax and National Insurance savings to support you with child care costs.

Give As You Earn

You can support the charities you care about the most by donating through your pay with our Payroll Giving scheme. It’s a simple and tax-free way to donate to charities and is one of the most cost-effective ways for charities to raise funds.

Volunteering

We’re committed to our local communities. We like to demonstrate corporate social responsibility and we encourage staff to take part in our Staff Volunteering Scheme.

Employee Support Helpline

We’ve a 24-hour Employee Support Helpline offering practical advice in a variety of areas. Professional counsellors are also on hand to provide personal support on a range of issues. This service is also available to family members living with our employees.

Relocation

Whether you live in the UK or overseas, if you’re required to relocate to take up your employment with us, subject to certain conditions, we offer a generous and competitive relocation package of £8,000 or 20% of gross starting pay (whichever is the lower) to assist with the costs of removal, relocation and storage expenses.

Library Facilities

You can join our University Library free of charge and have access to an extensive range of study and information resources, on-line and on-site.