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Perks and benefits

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‌Salary

Salaries are competitive in the UK University sector and the Northern Ireland market.

The University operates salary scales which provide incremental progression and the possibility of earning additional rewards for exceptional contribution

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Pension

A contributory pension scheme is operated which provides excellent retirement benefits.

In addition to the employee’s contribution, the University, as the employer, makes a considerable contribution.

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Exceptional Contribution Awards

The University is committed to rewarding staff whose performance is considered to be at an outstanding level.

We operate schemes which allow those who provide excellent contribution to receive an accelerated increment or addition to their salary.

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Relocation Expenses

We want to encourage international staff to come and work for us.

We provide financial assistance to newly appointed staff who incur expenses in moving home, from outside Northern Ireland.

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Progression & Promotion

Promotion is a legitimate aspiration for every member of staff.

This aspiration is fostered by developing individuals’ careers through regular appraisal and the provision of development opportunities.

Professor Stuart Elborn

Discount on a range of goods and services

All University staff are provided with a PERKS directory card.

This offers discounts for shopping, meals, social activities and hotel accommodation.

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Child Care Vouchers

Parents can give up or “sacrifice” part of their wages or salary in exchange for Childcare Vouchers.

This gives them a more flexible way to meet the costs of childcare.

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Travel Loans

Salaried employees can avail of a significant interest free loan towards the purchase of an annual travel card.

This enables them to spread the cost over a smaller monthly amount than they would otherwise pay for a ticket.

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Benefits + (Salary Sacrifice)

A salary sacrifice scheme is operated for childcare, pensions, car-parking and cycle to work payments.

As a member of the scheme, the amount of earnings on which you pay tax and National Insurance is reduced by the values of salary sacrificed for these benefits, increasing your take home pay.