Terms and conditions
The University can boast a wide range of generous Terms and Conditions and HR Policies that far exceed statutory baselines, including a suite of Work/Life Balance and Family Friendly policies; provision for paid Special Leave for compassionate, domestic or other emergency reasons; provision for paid time off to undertake voluntary work; and opportunities to purchase annual leave.
We also have an Annual Review process to consider cases for promotion and accelerated incremental progression at yearly intervals.
We offer an attractive pay structure via the national pay spine, including provision for annual increments within grades.
We are also a member of the UCEA national negotiating framework for annual pay awards, providing for yearly review of salary rates at a national level to ensure rates are consistent with peer institutions.
In recognition of performance, our Annual Review process allows for the consideration of cases for promotion and accelerated incremental progression.
Our salaries are based on our offer of low base contract hours (35 hours per week for support and PMSA staff, unspecified for academic and research staff).
Download our Salary Scales and Hourly Rates 2021-22
Clinical academic salary scales
The clinical academic pay scales are available on the UCEA website (login required).
Real Living Wage
The University of Liverpool is a Real Living Wage accredited employer, and as such is committed to paying whichever is the higher of either the nationally negotiated pay rates or the Real Living Wage.
We have several competitive pension schemes on offer in order to suit colleagues' circumstances and eligibility. These include generous employer contributions and provision for ill health retirement and death in service.
Further to this, colleagues can take part in our Pensions Plus scheme, enabling cost-effective pension contributions via salary sacrifice.
Annual leave and closure days
Our generous annual leave provision amounts to 26 days for Support staff and 30 days for PMSA staff (pro-rata for part-time staff), with Academic and Research staff able to take annual leave at similar levels by local arrangement. These allowances are offered on top of University closure days (six days) and bank holidays (eight days).
A relocation package is available to certain roles, see our relocation pages for more information.
I feel I am looked after by the umbrella of the University. I feel...the benefits are excellent, and I have a long future working here.
Find out more about the Real Living Wage and how it is calculated.
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