Benefits of working at UCLan

When you work at UCLan you can enjoy a number of excellent rewards and benefits. You'll also have our continued support throughout your career, helping you grow and progress at a pace that’s right for you.

Hybrid & flexible working

We understand that there's more to life than work, this is why most of our roles have flexible and hybrid working options.

Healthy work-life balance

Our academic colleagues get 35 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 4 additional discretionary days off over the Christmas period.

We care about your wellbeing

And we're not just saying that. Access staff counselling services for free and get discounted gym membership when you work at UCLan.

A place where you can thrive

Whilst working at the University, you'll have access to excellent rewards and benefits. You'll also have support to ensure you progress and develop in your role. 

Overview of our benefits

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Hybrid & flexible working

We operate a flexible working hours scheme for most support roles, as well as generous annual leave. A lot of our roles also offer hybrid working, with a mixture of on-campus and at home days.

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A healthy work-life balance

We understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance, which is why we have a generous annual leave allowance. Our academic colleagues get 35 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 4 additional discretionary days off over the Christmas period. For all other staff the annual leave entitlement is 30 working days with 4 additional discretionary days off over the Christmas period.


Help with childcare

You'll have access to our high quality, Ofsted regulated Pre-School and nursery to help with childcare. The Pre-School Centre at the University Central Lancashire is a high quality, nurturing, professionally run nursery. It is open for staff and students. The pre-school welcomes children aged from six months to four years and can accommodate up to 90 children.

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Support for your wellbeing

You will have access to a range of support and resources to support your mental health and wellbeing, from trained counsellors to a faith and spirituality centre.

Meet our people

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Leadership development

We deliver many learning and development opportunities and encourage colleague progression. When you work at UCLan you'll also get access to LinkedIn learning. LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover key skills.

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Staff networks

We have supported the creation of five equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) networks which all colleagues are welcome to join. At present these are the International Staff Network, LGBT+ Staff Network, Racial Equality Network, Staff Disability Network, and Women’s Network.

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Discounted sports membership

We offer all colleagues a generously discounted membership of our sports facilities. For £9.99 a month you’ll have access to our Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre at our Preston Campus. Membership includes access to the gym, classes and fitness instruction.

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Pension scheme

You'll be eligible to join an occupational pension scheme; for Professional Services colleagues this is offered by Royal London; for Academic colleagues, this is offered by the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

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Discounted travel

We offer a range of travel discounts to colleagues to reduce your travel costs. We also work in conjunction with CycleScheme. We're also partnered with Tusker. Tusker is an environmentally friendly car-leasing scheme which will enable you to drive a 100% electric car for one monthly payment. 

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