Pay, rewards and benefits

Staff benefits and discounts

University staff have an array or discounts and benefits available to them from free access to newspapers through the library to discounted services on health and wellbeing services.

Career development fund for carers

Funds are available to support working parents and carers who wish to attend events outside their normal working pattern.

Childcare scheme

The University operates a tax-free childcare scheme. Read about how it works.

Employee interest-free loan scheme

This scheme is designed to support employees with the rising cost of living to manage one-off unplanned expenditure.

Give to charity from your pay

Read about the ways you can give to charity through your pay, including pre-tax donations via the Charities Aid Foundation.

Interest free loans for Home Office fees

Information for staff on interest free loans for staff to cover costs relating to Home Office Application Fees

Market Supplement Policy

Access the policy, application form and further support for adding market supplements to your pay.

Our commitment to pay equality

Ensuring that we reward staff fairly, based on their contribution to our community and regardless of their protected characteristics, is at the core of our values.

Payroll information for employees

Find information on tax queries, payday, payslips and new starter forms.

Salary scales

The University is part of a national framework that agrees a single pay spine. Access the pay scales and information on salary increases here.

Staff Common Room Association

The Staff Common Room at our Colchester Campus provides a relaxing space for staff. Find our more about our facilities and how to join.

Dental scheme

The University operates a dental scheme. Read about how it works here.

Health insurance

Medicash is a health cash plan that provides cash back towards everyday optical, dental costs and complementary therapies, as well as medical advice and personal accident cover.