Your Pay and Reward

Competitive pay and reward

We offer competitive rates of pay, linked to performance and your contribution. 

We aim to create a fair and transparent reward strategy, ensuring staff are paid a fair and competitive salary and are rewarded and recognised for high performance.




  • In addition to your basic salary, the University may make additional payments to you in recognition of performance of additional duties or working overtime, shift patterns or unsocial hours. 
  • Allowances are also paid to staff working overseas or in relation to your profession. 

Salary Scales

  • The majority of University staff are paid a salary on the University's main pay scale, split into seven main job family salary bands.  
  • The salary bands for Levels 1 to 6 are based on a nationally-agreed salary framework, as is the minimum point of the salary band for Level 7.

Recognition and Awards

  • As part of the Reward Strategy, managers are able to reward exceptional individual or team performance via a one off payment through a Special Contribution Recognition Bonus, or an Exceptional Performance Bonus.