With more than 140 staff from all over the world, the AFRC ommunity warmly welcomes colleagues to work with us and help us achieve our goals.
As we are part of the University of Strathclyde, our staff have access to a wide range of outstanding benefits that include financial rewards, family friendly and wellbeing benefits and career development opportunities.
Financial rewardsEmployment at the University of Strathclyde offers a number of financial awards.
- competitive salaries with increments awarded annually until the top guaranteed point is reached
- following this there are contribution points that can be achieved through evidenced exceptional performance
- holiday entitlement of 27 days (Grade 5 and below) or 31 days (Grade 6 and above)
- an additional 11 public holiday entitlement
- membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme which includes a generous employer contribution of 18%
- eligibility for removal and resettlement expenses where relocating from afar
Family-friendly benefitsWe're committed to promoting and improving a healthy work-life balance for all employees. We offer a number of benefits to staff with families.
- generous maternity leave scheme that offers payments above the statutory minimum requirements for qualifying staff
- generous paternity leave scheme that offers payments above the statutory minimum requirements for qualifying staff
- adoption leave policy that offers payments above the statutory minimum requirements for qualifying staff
- options for flexible working
- parental leave for qualifying staff
- Childcare Voucher Scheme Policy operates as a salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to make savings on tax and national insurance contributions
- On-campus nursery, run by Childcare Scotland, is available for children from 3 months to pre-school. You will have peace of mind knowing that you are close at hand if required
As a ‘place of useful learning’ we value personal development and put great emphasis on the learning and development of all our staff. This includes:
- professional development support and a wide range of courses provided by our in-house training providers
- reduced or remitted fees on a number of vocational and non-vocational courses
- access to our library’s facilities and resources
Health & wellbeingWe place high importance on the safety, wellbeing and health of all our staff and offer a range of facilities and services to facilitate this.
- reduced rates of membership to the University's Centre for Sport and Recreation
- access to a wide number of Health & Wellbeing events that take place regularly across the campus
- access to our Occupational Health Service and Employee Assistance Programme
- Cycle to Work Scheme operates as a salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to make savings on tax and national insurance contributions
The University of Strathclyde is a place of useful learning where we're recognised as being:
- people-oriented: committed to our staff and students, providing opportunities and investing in their development
- bold: confident and challenging about what we do, and supportive of appropriate and managed risk in our decision-making
- innovative: focused on discovering and applying knowledge with impact, and encouraging creative thinking and new ideas
- collaborative: working together, internally and externally, with integrity and in an open, respectful way
- ambitious: for our institution, staff and students as well as supporting the ambitions of our partners