Working at City
We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, motivated academic or professional staff who share our commitment to academic excellence and are keen to play a role in City's future achievements.
Why work for City?
City, University of London is a leading international higher education institution committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions and located in the heart of London.
Generous pay and benefits
At City, University of London we believe in recognising our employees for the contribution they make. That is why we have competitive salaries within an incremental pay structure that enable you to feel rewarded.
In return for working at City, you will receive a range of benefits as part of the employment package. The core benefits include a generous annual leave allowance of 30 days as well as institution specific schemes that can enhance maternity, paternity and adoption leave entitlements.
- Generous annual leave of 30 days plus university closure days and Bank Holidays
- Excellent pension schemes
- Training: Range of staff development activities
- Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers and cycle to work
- Free eye tests
- Flexible working and activity-based working
- Interest-free season ticket loan and a range of staff discounts and offers
Extensive development and training opportunities
At City, University of London we recognise the value of our staff. The recruitment, retention and development of high calibre, appropriately qualified, enthusiastic and motivated people who are committed to contributing to City's success is key to the future of the institution.
We provide a wide range of development and training opportunities, designed to meet the needs of all categories of staff. Our aim is to equip our staff to carry out their role to a high standard and to take on new responsibilities when the opportunity occurs, whether within the same job or if moving into a new position.
The Learning Enhancement and Development supports staff and learners to create new and responsive learning opportunities. It encompasses academic practice, educational development and technology-enhanced learning. Our vision for learning development is centred on three inter-related principles which are: Partnership - learning is conversation, Play - learning is fun and Practice - learning is development. We provide support though courses including the MA Academic Practice, seminars, school liaison teams, mentoring and consultancy and we hold an annual staff conference focused on learning and teaching.
Research plays an integral role within City and is a core focus for all of our academic Schools. The development of our researchers - academic and research staff and our doctoral students - is a critical part of our overall mission. In addition to a range of services to support research and enterprise activities, we provide an annual Researcher Development programme for both staff who are new to research and academics who want to develop further skills or make a greater impact with their research. Our own senior academics contribute their expertise to many of the events, for example to help less experienced staff put together strong funding proposals, manage projects once funding is obtained, supervise research students effectively and write better publications.
Our recognition that excellent leadership is crucial to our continued success is reflected in our commitment to and investment in a range of development opportunities for staff designed to enhance and develop our leadership and management capacity at all levels. Our comprehensive development provision offered through Organisational Development includes full programmes, workshops, action learning, coaching, mentoring and online resources.
We want our staff to understand what is expected of them and how City's systems and procedures work. In addition to Institution and local School or Department induction sessions which provide general information (covering topics such as educational development, marketing and brand, trade unions, and sustainability), new staff are expected to attend courses on equality and diversity awareness and basic health and safety. Training also covers our appraisal system and, for those who are new to the higher education sector, how the UK higher education system works.
This includes training on the use of our student records and finance systems, data protection and freedom of information, how to create and maintain webpages, finance and purchasing for those involved in managing budgets, recruitment and selection of staff, first aid, manual handling and advanced health and safety certification. Training is also provided as needed to address new external developments, for example dealing with changing visa requirements for international students. Staff are also supported to develop their personal effectiveness through self-management and interpersonal skills training such as assertiveness and time management.
We also offer a range of evening courses which are open to the public and in some cases are available to City staff at a 50% discount on the course fee. Subjects include small business management, marketing, coaching and business skills, computer programming and systems, website development, languages (Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish), cultural & creative industries and creative and business writing.
Excellent facilities for staff
We have a range of facilities available to our employees, which help to enhance and support the enjoyment of working at City. We want all of our employees to experience an excellent quality of life and believe in providing facilities that help support this aim.
- City Library; access large printed collections covering a range of disciplines, substantial electronic resources and a wide range of flexible services delivered through five site libraries
- Free seminars and concert series as well as evening and weekend courses at a discounted rate
- Wellbeing including occupational health and staff counselling services.
A vibrant community
City, University of London is a leading international higher education institution committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions and located in the heart of London. Our working environment encourages equality, diversity and inclusion with many staff networks including:
- The Disability Staff Network
- LGBT+ network
- Religion and belief.
More information about our Staff Networks can be found here
We are in the top 10 ranked UK universities for three areas: Ophthalmics (Optometry and Introduction to Optometry), Aural and Oral Sciences (Speech and Language Therapy; Language and Communication Sciences (non-clinical) and Speech and Language Science) and Librarianship & Information Management (Data Analytics and Actuarial Science and Data Science) according to The Complete University Guide 2020.
The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 show that 75.7% of City's submission to the REF was rated as being of world leading 4* (23.3%) and internationally excellent 3* (52.4%) quality. City's performance is now at the sector average and a marked increase compared to the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008 when 51% of research at City was rated as 4* (15%) and 3* (36%).
University of London
City joined the University of London (UoL) on 1st September 2016. For our staff and students, membership will improve their experience of working and studying at City.