Working in the University attracts a salary which is very competitive in the local Northern Ireland market. Salary progression is incremental and schemes are in place to provide additional rewards for exceptional performance.
All the above scales include contribution points.
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.
Clerical staff in grades 1 - 5 are members of the Retirement Benefits Plan (RBP) which is a defined benefit pension scheme. Grade 6 staff are members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (known as USS).
Staff have access to a generous holiday entitlement of 42 days paid leave a year (pro rata for part time staff). This is made up of 23 days annual leave entitlement, 9 days bank and public holidays and 10 closure days.
Training and Development
The University is committed to providing all staff with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills. An annual training and development programme is available to all staff. There are dedicated courses for support staff to help develop their careers. Full details are available here.
Family Friendly and Work Life Balance
Queen’s innovative approach to family friendly employment initiatives has been recognised at the Employers for Childcare Family Friendly Employer Awards 2015. The University won in the Public Sector Category of the annual awards which recognise and celebrate organisations that provide and promote family friendly working practices.
Recognising the changing demands of family life, several schemes and benefits are offered to help staff achieve balance with work and home life. The related policies are outlined below.
Child Care Vouchers
Working parents at Queen's can give up or “sacrifice” part of their wages or salary in exchange for Childcare Vouchers as a more flexible way to meet the costs of childcare.
Staff Wellbeing at Queen's offers numerous health related programmes to create awareness and improve the health of staff, including planned and regular health promotion events tied in with national campaigns. Details of upcoming events are available in News and Events. Regular lunchtime Yoga, Pilates and Tone and Trim classes are available to staff at Queen's.
Staff can avail of a significant interest free travel loan towards the purchase of an annual travel card.
All staff are provided with a PERKS directory containing many discounts for shopping, meals, social activities and hotel accommodation.
For a full overview of our Total Reward Package click here.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
Queen's University Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101788
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