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Your pay and pay-related benefits

We offer some of the most competitive salaries in the public sector based on incremental pay scales and annual pay awards.

We pay London Weighting to staff at our Greenwich and Avery Hill campuses and provide other special allowances to staff where appropriate.

Depending on the post, staff can join either the Teachers' or Local Government Pension Scheme. These are both final salary schemes and amongst the most generous pensions available. If you move home to work for us, you may receive help with relocation costs. We also offer interest free season ticket loans for travel and savings on bikes through a salary sacrifice scheme - a great way to make your money go further.

Your work/life balance

We want our staff to enjoy a healthy work / life balance. Annual leave entitlements vary depending on your position and years of service, ranging from 26 to 35 days. In addition, you get eight days' statutory holidays, and most staff benefit from extra leave over the Christmas and New Year break. Administrative and support staff normally work 35 hours a week, and we are always willing to explore part-time working and job sharing arrangements.

We offer additional weeks at full pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave, and fathers and birth support partners are given greater flexibility about how they can take their leave.

And because we know that life isn't all about what you do in the workplace, we offer five days' paid leave if you are studying for exams and the same if you take part in voluntary public duties, such as school governorships.

Your learning and development

It  is not just our students who have the opportunity to learn, study and develop. Our staff do too. Our Staff Development Unit runs a range of training and development sessions to help staff become fully proficient in their roles and develop their careers. Teachers new to the profession get help through access to PGCerts and a variety of induction and training events. Staff are encouraged to make use of our programmes and courses for their own development; many full-time and part-time staff study for degrees and attend other University courses free of charge.

Secondments and job-sharing opportunities also provide great ways to expand your knowledge and capabilities, as well as preparing you for promotion and longer-term career development.

 

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