What we offer

What we do today and what we’ll do tomorrow are only possible because of our people. Over 4,000 of them. The work they do, the commitment they put in, the progress they make. And that’s why we go out of our way to reward them, thank them and invest in them. Every one has their own ambitions, requirements and dreams – we make sure that we encourage personal development and support unique career pathways. Inclusive, ambitious, supportive, exciting, rewarding and welcoming; our University is an extraordinary place based on the skills of extraordinary people.

We recognise efforts and achievements by offer one of the best holiday entitlements in the region, alongside generous pension schemes and discounts on everything from local restaurants to theatre tickets and Manchester’s world-class sports facilities.

We’re proud to be an important part of our vibrant city, so we work closely with businesses and organisations across Manchester to promote their services and bring great deals to our colleagues. We weave the principles of diversity and equality into our everyday activities. We understand and respect that they have a life outside the University. And we know that the experience we provide to our students is entirely down to our people.

As a key part of our University community, you will tailor your own development path. Whether you’re a Research Assistant, a Business Analyst, a Senior Lecturer or one of our Housekeepers – you’ll have scope to work collaboratively, try new things, be creative and achieve your goals.

Rewards and Benefits

Simply put, you’ll get more out of living in Manchester by working at the University. You’ll get discounts and deals on everything from language classes to local restaurants, holidays to healthcare, plus your daily cup of coffee. You’ll be able to take advantage of our free sports classes held across campus and enjoy the ride with our Cycle2work scheme, which provides incredible savings on bikes and cycling accessories. Our salaries are competitive within the North West and we’ll recognise your hard work and ambition with clear progression and on-going development opportunities.

Competitive salary
Annual pay increase
Great holiday entitlement
Generous defined benefit pension
Discounted rates on travel passes
Exclusive rates on sports facilities
Discounted parking
Supportive Employee Assistance Programme
Dedicated events for staff
Cycle2Work scheme

Your Development

Our people are as ambitious as we are. There’s passion and energy flowing through the campus, the buildings and our people. Because we understand how fundamental our people are to our success, we want to inspire, challenge and stretch them. They share our journey, successes and future. We want them to be in no doubt that this is a place to build a career at a university that’s every bit as ambitious as they are. Here you can tailor your own development path. You can expect a working environment that is challenging, stimulating and supportive all at the same time. We align individual performance and development planning, place emphasis on building leadership capacity and ensure capability development is prioritised.


An Inclusive Workplace

Diversity and inclusion isn’t what we say, it’s what we are, it’s what we do, every day. It is the thread that runs through the University. Equality is part of who and what we are. We’ve led the way with our forward-thinking approach to diversity and inclusion, and we’re proud to have pioneering campaigners such as Sylvia Pankhurst and Dame Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE as members of our alumni. In 2016, we were ranked No 2 in the UK Top 50 Inclusive Employers We are ranked 16th in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100, and 2nd in the Higher Education sector We’re also the only UK University to have a Business Disability Forum Gold Disability Standard and we hold an Institutional Bronze Athena SWAN Award that recognises the advancement of gender equality.

We recognise, support and celebrate the diversity that runs through our community and it’s simply part of our DNA that we treat everybody with equality and respect. We weave the principles of diversity into our everyday activities. From training courses to employee toolkits, support for disabled applicants and equality forums, we believe that diversity is everyone’s responsibility. We use data driven measures to ensure that equality is visible in everything we do. We strive to exceed the minimum statutory requirements and we work hard to ensure that inclusion is a mainstream part of our daily culture, as we reach out into all Manchester’s communities.