One of our core values at the University of Cambridge is to recognise and reward our staff as our greatest asset. We realise that it's our people who have built our outstanding reputation and that we will only maintain our leading position in the academic world by continuing to attract and retain talented and motivated people.
If you choose to come and work with us, you will find that we offer:
Our employees are eligible for a wide range of competitive benefits and services. We give access to numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer a number of tax-efficient pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle and car lease schemes.
The University Accommodation Service offers a comprehensive housing advice service and can assist you in finding University-owned and private rented accommodation. Registering with the Service provides access for you to search hundreds of rental properties across the City, including those at the North West Cambridge Development. This new district in Cambridge, called Eddington, is a ten-minute cycle ride from Cambridge City Centre and includes homes built by the University to high levels of sustainability and includes community facilities for residents to make the most of their time in Cambridge. For further information, advice and to apply for accommodation, please log in to http://www.accommodation.cam.ac.uk. Details about the whole North West Cambridge Development can be found at http://www.nwcambridge.co.uk.
Employees new to the University and relocating to Cambridge on a centrally funded appointment of two years or more have access to a Scheme for the Reimbursement of Relocation Expenses.
We have two nurseries and a holiday play scheme to help support those with childcare responsibilities and we offer various types of family-friendly leave to aid employees' work-life balance. In addition, our staff have generous annual leave entitlement and we operate a number of initiatives to promote health and well-being.
Please see the CAMbens Staff Benefits section for full details.
We help new employees settle in through central University induction events and local induction activities. We also provide a range of essential information through our online learning packages. These cover various topics, including induction, equal opportunities and health and safety.
Additional support is offered to those new to Cambridge in the form of the Newcomers and Visiting Scholars Group. It helps newly arrived wives, husbands, partners and families of Visiting Scholars and Senior Members of the University to settle down in Cambridge and gives them an opportunity to meet local people.
We welcome and support individuals from under-represented groups and have various staff networks which help us to progress equality; these include the Women's Staff Network, the Disabled Staff Network, the Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Staff Network. We also hold a wide-range of Equality and Diversity events on a regular basis.
The University was ranked in the top 100 employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) staff in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2011.
The encouragement of career development for all staff is one of the University's core values and we put this into practice through various services and initiatives. These include:
In addition, we're sure you'll find that working for an organisation with our impressive history and reputation will enable you to gain a wealth of experience to assist you in your future career.
Our employees receive the Newsletter, a bi-monthly magazine which informs staff about new University developments, provides practical information to enhance their working lives and aims to inspire with feature stories about what people are doing at all levels across the institution.
The University also has a Community Affairs team which supports community and outreach work. Its activities offer opportunities to employees and the public to become involved in various charitable programmes and educational events such as:
The University of Cambridge is famous for its spectacular architecture, which dominates the Cambridge skyline and attracts many visitors from all over the world every year. From striking University and college buildings, imposing courtyards and historic chapels to cobbled lanes, quaint gardens and punts on the River Cam, our employees are surrounded by the magnificent features of this unique city.
Further information about attractions in and around Cambridge can be found at Visit Cambridge, the official tourism website for the city.