Executive Recruitment

Rewards and Benefits

Our staff  have access to a wide range of outstanding benefits that include financial rewards, family friendly and wellbeing benefits and career development opportunities. 

Financial rewards

Employment at the University of Strathclyde offers a number of financial awards.

  • competitive salaries with increments awarded annually until the top guaranteed point is reached
  • following this there are contribution points that can be achieved through evidenced exceptional performance
  • holiday entitlement of 27 days (Grade 5 and below) or 31 days (Grade 6 and above)
  • an additional entitlement to 11 public holidays 
  • membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme which includes a generous employer contribution of 21.1%
  • eligibility for removal and resettlement expenses where relocating from afar

Our online calculator offers an estimate of the total reward package for our staff categories. 

Family-friendly benefits 

We're committed to promoting and improving a healthy work-life balance for all employees. We offer a number of benefits to staff with families.

  • generous maternity leave scheme that offers payments above the statutory minimum requirements for qualifying staff
  • generous paternity leave scheme that offers payments above the statutory minimum requirements for qualifying staff
  • adoption leave policy that offers payments above the statutory minimum requirements for qualifying staff
  • options for flexible working 
  • parental leave for qualifying staff 
  • On-campus nursery, run by Childcare Scotland, is available for children from 3 months to pre-school. You will have peace of mind knowing that you are close at hand if required

Career development

As a ‘place of useful learning’ we value personal development and put great emphasis on the learning and development of all our staff. This includes:

  • professional development support and a wide range of courses provided by our in-house training providers
  • reduced or remitted fees on a number of vocational and non-vocational courses
  • access to our library’s facilities and resources 

Health & wellbeing

We place high importance on the safety, wellbeing and health of all our staff and offer a range of facilities and services to facilitate this.

  • reduced rates of membership to the Strathclyde Sport
  • access to a wide number of Health & Wellbeing events that take place regularly across the campus
  • access to our Occupational Health Service and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme operates as a salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to make savings on tax and national insurance contributions