Careers at the University of Suffolk

Join us. Grow with us. Thrive with us.

Why join us?

We are agile and responsive, custom built for a changing world, absorbing the best of UK university traditions and aligning them with a twenty first century audience and a modern world of employment and entrepreneurship. We are committed to having a measurable civic impact, whilst remaining student centric.

We are an institution built upon strong values: We are Transformative, Collaborative, Empowering, Professional/Service-driven, Creative and Inclusive. We want to recruit and retain individuals who share our values and common purpose and who can inspire others to flourish and to thrive.

Benefits and Wellbeing

We recognise that our People are essential to our success and as such, we value our staff hugely. We hope that our approach to Reward, Benefits and Wellbeing is one way that demonstrates this.

Annual Leave

We offer a generous entitlement of 25 days for staff Bands 1 to 4 inclusive and 30 days for staff Band 5 and above (plus 8 bank holidays)

In addition to this we also have a 'close-down' period between Christmas and New Year - a period of time where no staff are required to work


You can receive generous discounts at a number of amenities around the University, including local coffee shops, restaurants and gym memberships.

You'll have access to sign up to a Totum card where you’ll enjoy discounts on numerous brands at a small cost.

Personal Study and Development

We offer up to a 100% fee waiver for staff approved to study a UoS undergraduate or postgraduate course* as agreed following PDP and appraisal. The offer is subject to conditions, which can be found in our Support for Staff Academic Study and Continuing Professional Development Policy, during employment. Information can be provided upon requests to those not currently employed at the University. 

Agile & Flexible Working

We recently re-launched our Agile Working Framework which currently empowers 97% of our workforce to work in an agile way.

We trust our staff to work in the best location for the activity being undertaken; but connection to colleagues and campus is essential - therefore all roles will require a regular on-campus presence. '


We have an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) service which is open to staff and their immediate family members (definition applies). The EAP service is a confidential employee benefit designed to help staff deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting their home life or work life, health, and general wellbeing.

Job Application Guidance

It's important for us to recruit individuals from diverse backgrounds and with wide-ranging experience and approaches, and we want you, as a potential job applicant, to feel supported from the moment you consider applying for a role at our university. 

With this in mind, we have put together some guidance to support you in the application process. 

Contact us

Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ

Tel: 01473 33800