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Human Resources

Benefits explained

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay.

Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave).

Other benefits we offer include a cycle to work scheme; low emission car scheme; access to private dental and/or healthcare insurance and health assessments; employee assistance programme; discounted sports membership; an on-site nursery at our Highfield campus; a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities; and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.

Depending on the benefit, you get different types of savings. Some are available via salary sacrifice where the cost of the benefits is deducted through Payroll, and you make savings on tax and National Insurance.  Others are voluntary benefits where you are able to get discounts or free facilities and services. 

For more information, visit the My Reward and Recognition SharePoint site.

If you have any questions on this, or benefits available at the University of Southampton, please get in touch via

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