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Financial benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer all staff pension schemes, childcare vouchers, reduced rates on sports memberships and more.

Competitive salary

We reward our staff with competitive salaries which include annual cost of living increases.

Pension schemes

We offer two contributory pension schemes and you will be automatically opted into the relevant scheme for your job type.

If you join us from an NHS employer and have been a member of the NHS pension scheme, you may be able to remain in that scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme

The university is committed to fostering the health and well-being of staff, developing and promoting a sustainable travel policy and encouraging a cycling culture within the university. Our Cycle 2 Work scheme enables employees to lease bicycles and associated safety equipment up to a value of £3,000 through a Salary Sacrifice scheme.

Annual travel loans

Under the university’s Sustainable Travel Action Plan, we are encouraging the use of public transport which will help reduce carbon emissions. The Annual Season Ticket Travel Loans scheme allows you to apply for an interest free loan from the university, who will then purchase a yearly travel ticket on your behalf. This amount will be repayable over 10 months.

Little Scholars Nursery

The university's Little Scholars Nursery provides care for our staff and students' children aged 10 weeks to five years.

Reduced rates on sports memberships

The university has a wide range of sports and recreation facilities that staff may use at discounted rates. These include fitness facilities, sport courts, group fitness classes and personal training consultations.

Relocating to Cardiff

We may be able to help with expenses if you're moving to Cardiff to start a new position with us.

Find out if you're eligible for relocation support and how to claim.

We also have an interest free Loan Scheme to assist with the cost associated with immigration. Prospective members of staff who have been offered and who have signed a contract of employment with the University are eligible to apply.

Find out about the International Staff Loan Scheme


For more information, please get in touch:

Cardiff University People