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Benefits of working for UKRI

Our people are a mix of talented creatives, scientists, engineers and other business professionals who help us to change the world for the better.

In return we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits and genuine career development opportunities:

  • competitive salary
  • career average pension
  • 30 days of annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • flexible working arrangements
  • season ticket loans
  • rent deposit loans
  • health screening
  • employee Assistance Programme providing confidential help and advice
  • employee discounts and offers on hundreds of retail and leisure activities
  • free eyesight tests and glasses, if related to the role
  • tax-free childcare
  • cycle-to-work scheme.

Development opportunities

We are committed to supporting employees’ development and promote a culture of continuous learning.

Every member of staff is encouraged to take training and development opportunities and to share this learning across their teams. These include:

  • classroom courses
  • e-learning
  • on-the-job training
  • mentoring programmes.

Equal opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

We guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria of a vacancy and will make necessary adjustments to do so.

Pension scheme

The Joint Superannuation Service administers the research councils’ pension scheme. The scheme is operated by analogy to the principal civil service pension scheme.

Last updated: 28 October 2020

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