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    The University of Edinburgh

    The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's leading universities. Our international success is enhanced by high quality professional and support services. We are one of the largest employers in Edinburgh, with over 13,000 staff spread across a wide range of roles; more than 5,000 of these are in professional and support positions.

    Our people have been making their mark on the world for more than four centuries. They've explored space, revolutionised surgery, won Nobel Prizes, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and laid the foundations for solving the mysteries of the universe. We have believed that anything is possible, so imagine what you could do!

    To maintain our reputation as one of the world's leading universities, we recruit the best people to a variety of roles each year. Our team of talented and committed professional & support staff are critical to our success.

    We offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. In addition, our employees benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which include generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts and much more.


    Head Office

    • Old College
    • South Bridge
    • Edinburgh
    • EH8 9YL

    Other Locations

    • Over 200 offices/buildings throughout Edinburgh.

    Year Founded

    • 1583

    Sector

    • Higher Education

    Core Skills

    • Financial Services/Investment
    • Executive/Management
    • Hospitality/Catering/Tourism
    • Social Services/Housing/Childcare
    • IT/Telecommunications
    • Heritage/Culture/Library
    • Engineering/Technical
    • Leisure/Sport/Entertainment
    • Admin/Secretarial/PA

    Average age of Staff

    Male / Female Ratio

    • 53% Female and 47% Male

    Number of Staff

    • 13000

    • What job opportunities are there at the University of Edinburgh?Open or Close

      In addition to research and teaching jobs, we recruit for a wide range of professional, admin and support roles across all organisational functions, including Finance, Human Resources, IT, Estates and Buildings, catering, student services, research support and administration.

    • What benefits do you offer?Open or Close

      We have developed a comprehensive pay structure that rewards our staff with highly competitive salaries and benefits. Our benefits include: generous annual leave allowance, defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts on a range of services, on-campus nurseries

    • What development opportunities are available?Open or Close

      You will enjoy an environment of continuous learning and development that will enable you to fulfil your academic, professional and personal goals. We understand that your learning and development is vital to our success. Our rich mixture of training programmes, one-to-one coaching, workshops and seminars cover a range of areas, including: management and leadership, business development, communication and interpersonal skills, personal effectiveness, organisational skills

    • Does the University support a family friendly working environment?Open or Close

      The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment. See our University Initiatives website for further information.

    • How does the University support equality, diversity and inclusion?Open or Close

      Our continuing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion has a vital role to play in ensuring our success as a world-class higher education institution. We aim to attract the most talented staff, and are committed to promoting a positive culture where everyone can develop to their full potential. Our Equality and Diversity Unit provides expert support and leads the development of the University E&D Strategy and Action Plan. Visit our Equality and Diversity website for more information. The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. We have active support networks for LGBT, Disabled, and Black and Minority Ethnic staff.

    • How do I apply for vacancies?Open or Close

      All our vacancies are advertised online. Applications should be submitted using our online application system. The process is quick and easy to follow. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments. More information is available on our How to apply webpage. If you need assistance with the application process you can contact our HR Business Systems Team.

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