University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. The University is made up of 18 independent member institutions of outstanding reputation and a number of highly acclaimed central academic bodies and activities. Across the University of London, there are more than 170,000 students studying with the member institutions and at the central University, including in the School of Advanced Study, the Institute in Paris and with our International Programmes.

The central University, in addition to its central academic bodies, provides a suite of innovative high-quality academic support and professional services, and manages a valuable property portfolio.


University of London is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Workplace Certified for 2019 and 2020.

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University of London is a Diverse and Inclusive Employer

At the University of London, we are very proud of the fact that we were the first institution to admit women to degree courses, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion remains a key institutional value enshrined in our Statutes. Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is a positive statement and practical tool to ensure that the university promotes
inclusive practices in education and remains an employer of choice for all.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The University shall not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, religion, social background or political belief.

‘One University’ diversity and inclusion objectives

We will:

1. Demonstrate leadership on diversity, promoting the benefits of inclusive practices

2. Advance equality of opportunity at all levels, including within senior management

3. Be an employer of choice for all, with high levels of staff satisfaction and performance

4. Provide a working environment that empowers all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential

5. Recruit and support students from the broadest pool with accessible and inclusive teaching programmes

6. Ensure that all areas of our Estate are inclusive and develop a reputation as a sector lead on accessibility

7. Embed our commitment to diversity and inclusion into all our central services

8. Ensure systematic consideration of equality and diversity in our planning and compliance with our duties under the Equality Act (2010)


Dignity and Respect

The University of London is committed to a safe and secure working environment in which everyone can effectively contribute to the best of their abilities regardless of their personal characteristics. The University promotes mutual respect, tolerance and understanding throughout our diverse workforce.

Why Work at University of London?

We offer a diverse range of career opportunities, from supporting students studying for a University of London degree around the world, supporting the growth and expansion of the organization in one of our central support teams such as property and facilities management, finance and planning or one of the many libraries, or working within CoSector, the home of professional and student support services for the education sector and beyond including digital and IT careers in housing services(Opens in new window) and careers consultancy for higher education students and graduates.


The University of London offers a range of employee benefits:


-Generous annual leave: 30 days plus university closure days and Bank Holidays
-Excellent pension schemes
-USS for academic and managerial staff and SAUL for clerical staff
-Training: Range of staff development activities and wider educational opportunities
-Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers and cycle to work
-Free eye care vouchers and contributions towards eye care
-Free entry to the Courtauld Gallery
-Free membership to Senate House Library
-Flexible working and activity-based working
-Staff Association and other societies including choir, football, martial arts and drama
-Interest-free season ticket loan available after completion of probation
-Employee Assistance Programme: A confidential service which provides practical information and emotional support on a wide range of topics
-Housing service: Advice on a range of private accommodation issues
-Student Central Gym: Free to join for staff members and discounted associate membership
-Career Support: Careers coaching and advice on CV writing and applications


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