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Staff benefits and rewards

When you work at Durham University, you can take advantage of a fantastic range of staff benefits including pension schemes with generous employer contributions, and salary sacrifice schemes which save you money, including childcare vouchers, nursery fees and cycle to work.

Holidays, flexible working, leave and welfare

You will enjoy generous holiday entitlement ranging from 27 to 30 days plus bank holidays and customary days (generally taken at Christmas). We have lots of ways to help our staff maintain a healthy lifestyle and work-life balance including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly leave, research leave and Occupational Health and Counselling services.

Childcare, facilities and attractions

We have an onsite nursery and you can enjoy access to our excellent libraries, sporting facilities, and visitor attractions such as the Botanic Garden and Oriental Museum. You are encouraged to become an active member of one of our Colleges with their varied range of social and cultural activities. All our staff enjoy up to five days volunteering time through our successful and thriving staff volunteering scheme.

Charitable giving

You can choose to donate to a charity of your choice direct from your salary through payroll giving.

My Durham

We offer a range of discounts and savings through our staff benefits portal, My Durham. My Durham is a central hub from which eligible staff can access a range of employment benefits, including corporate discounts, childcare vouchers and the Cycle to Work Scheme.

Further information on staff rewards and benefits

For more details on these and other benefits you could enjoy at Durham University, please browse our staff benefits booklet as well as the Pay, Pensions and Reward web page.

Dr Carrie Ambler, Associate Professor in Biosciences

Contact us

Durham University
Human Resources
Rowan House
Mountjoy Centre
Stockton Road
Durham DH1 3LE
T: +44 (0) 191 334 6536
E: e.recruitment@durham.ac.uk