Work for us

Our academic and professional services staff are fundamental to our success, coming to us from all over the globe to influence the lives of our 40,000 students in London, Dubai, Mauritius and Malta – and every city in between, thanks to our ground breaking research, partnerships and practice.

Driven by honesty, integrity, ambition and mutual support, our Middlesex University staff community forms the foundation of our world-class institution. They work on a global scale to harness the creative, innovative and enterprising spirit that has guided our university since its inception.

It's about making a lasting and positive contribution to the world we live in. Are you ready to join us? You'll become a part of a friendly and stimulating working environment and, in return, enjoy one of the country's best and most flexible employee benefits packages.

Middlesex is a diverse, inclusive and international university that values its staff and students who come from across the globe, enriching its community and campus life. We wish to preserve the diversity of our University by continuing to attract people from across the world.  

 

The new Immigration 'Points Based System' (New immigration system: what you need to know - GOV.UK) came into force in the UK on 1 December 2020, (opening to EU citizens from 1 January 2021), it will enable non UK applicants to apply and be appointed for roles, subject to the eligibility criteria being met. Check if you need a UK visa - GOV.UK

 

EU citizens and their family members living in the UK before 31 December 2020 are reminded that they can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to stay in the UK, now and anytime up to the 30 June 2021. Find out more about the EU Settlement Scheme on GOV.UK

 

The Global Talent immigration route is available for people aged 18 or over who can show they have either exceptional talent or exceptional promise in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, humanities, digital technology or arts & culture. It enables individuals to apply to the Home Office directly for endorsement and for visa entry. If successful they will receive a portable visa. More information about the Global Talent visa is available at Global Talent Guidance & Global Talent visa - GOV.UKFor academic or research appointments, the University will provide a statement of guarantee for any individual selecting the global talent academic/research fast track option.  Individuals will have to have been offered and accepted an academic or research position at the University that has responsibility for academic, research or innovation leadership and development; direct or lead an individual or team in either a research project or programme of work; or an innovation project or a programme of work.

The university will also provide a statement of guarantee for Global talent visa fast track applications under the UKRI endorsed funder path, and will confirm that the applicant provides critical contributions to work supported by a research grant or award from an endorsed funder, and the grant and the applicant’s role meets the eligibility criteria. Applicants will be individuals whose name or job title is specified in a successful grant application from an endorsed funder approved by UKRI and who are either hosted or employed by an eligible institution approved by UKRI.

*Temporary concession for researchers working on COVID-19 grants* | International academics and researchers wishing to work on COVID-19 related research grants can apply for a Global Talent visa via the endorsed funder route under relaxed criteria until 31 January 2021.

How to apply

If you are interested in a post, click the Apply Online button within the job advert and you’ll be asked to register and set up an account on the site (Why do I have to register?) or log into the account you’ve already created. Be sure to provide an email address you use regularly, because that’s how we’ll keep in touch with you about your application.

If you require the application form in an alternative format e.g. large print; audio etc. please email HR on HRSS@mdx.ac.uk.  All applications must be submitted online by midnight on the closing date. We do not accept speculative CVs or applications.

 

Pay

We have developed a modern and progressive pay structure that rewards our staff with highly competitive salaries.

Common salary principles across the University include:

  • Equal pay for equal value 
  • Opportunities for career progression 
  • The potential for employees to earn more for exceptional performance, through our Contribution Pay Scheme.

Pension 

Professional Services staff are contractually enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), which offers a guaranteed pension when you retire, based on your length of service and career average salary.

Teaching staff are contractually enrolled into the Teachers' Pensions scheme, which offers a guaranteed pension when you retire based on your length of service and your final salary. Changes will be made to the Teachers' Pension scheme in April 2015. For more details, see the Teachers' Pensions  website.

We do not have a defined retirement age and staff may continue to work beyond the state pension age.

If you choose to retire, you can draw your pension at anytime between age 55 and 75. We also operate a flexible retirement policy, meaning that you may apply to reduce your hours and start drawing your pension at anytime between age 55 and 75.

Employee wellbeing

We take the wellbeing of our staff and students seriously and are continually improving the range of facilities and support available. In 2012, we were the first university to be awarded the Mayor for London's Healthy Workplace Excellence Award. 

Some of the key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' wellbeing include:

Annual leaveWe offer 25-30 days of annual leave to professional services staff and 35 days for academic staff, professors and senior managers. In addition we offer eight Bank Holidays and are usually closed over the Christmas period.
Family-friendly initiativesWe offer 52 weeks' maternity and adoption leave and generous maternity and adoption pay. The non-primary carer may take two weeks' paid paternity leave with the option of up to 26 weeks' additional paternity leave. Parental leave and the opportunity to take a career break are also available. Carers may take up to five days' paid dependency leave. We operate a childcare voucher scheme that allows parents to make tax savings on childcare. We also have a nursery at our Hendon campus.
Flexible workingAny member of staff may request to change their working pattern or hours. Where possible, taking into consideration the needs of the business, we support compressed hours, job-sharing, part-time working and homeworking one or two days a week.

Your development

We are committed to developing our staff both for their current roles and to equip them to face the challenges and changes of the future. The development needs of individuals are met through a comprehensive range of professional, personal, leadership and management development that is linked to the needs of schools/services and supports the achievement of the University's corporate objectives.

Your development will start with your induction and will continue through in house courses, seminars, workshops, online modules and coaching. You are also encouraged to make use of learning opportunities wherever they present themselves in the everyday environment. This might include networking, projects, new work activities, on the job learning and using learning resources. Academic staff are expected to undertake scholarly activity in their field and have four weeks of self-managed time for such activity each year.

Occupational health

Staff have access to occupational health and counselling services. Park Clinic, the University's own centre for complementary medicines and therapies, offers many treatments, including acupuncture and massage at discounted rates.

Catering

There are a range of cafes and shops for the use of staff and students on each of the University's campuses, providing a variety of healthy, fresh food.

Sports

We have a wide range of sporting facilities for staff, such as a competitively-priced gym, an Astroturf pitch, floodlit multi-sports courts, a real tennis court and the opportunity to join in a variety of team sports and a running club.

The University runs a variety of health-promoting events, such as lunchtime walks, yoga, and Pilates.

Also see our website London Sport Institute's Sports Injury Clinic.

Working environment

In 2012, our state-of-the-art campus was shortlisted for the University Facilities Award in the annual The Guardian University Awards; our Hatchcroft Building was awarded an "Excellent" rating for its environmental sustainability credentials.

We are working towards having facilities among the best anywhere, with more than £200 million invested in creating one of London's biggest and best campuses – part of our commitment to providing an excellent student experience.

We have created outstanding learning environments for teaching and research, including state-of-the-art laboratories, workshops and modern lecture theatres. We've also added new spaces where you can relax, drink and eat with colleagues. We are listening to our staff to continuously improve the working accommodation.

The campus has a variety of outdoor spaces to enjoy a walk; numerous cafes; a supermarket and a bar, as well as all the facilities that Hendon has to offer.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The university values diversity in all its forms and operates four equalities fora to provide a supportive environment to staff, these are open to all staff to join and we welcome new members, they are the LGBT+ Everyone Else Forum which is open to all staff of any sexual orientation or gender identity, the Race Religion and Belief Forum, the Disability Forum and the Gender Forum. The purpose of the fora are to provide a safe environment for staff to learn about each other in an inclusive and respectful way and to provide support to the University’s ambitious equalities plan.

Contact Details for the Fora can be found below if you would like to find out more about their activities:

LGBT + Everyone Else lgbt@mdx.ac.uk

Gender Forum genderforum@mdx.ac.uk

Disability T.Alexander@mdx.ac.uk

Race, Religion and Belief D.Wilson@mdx.ac.uk

LGBT + Everyone else Forum - 2019 Calendar, and to book on these events please click here.

Disability Confident Employer

Middlesex University has been a Disability Confident Employer accredited since 2017 and prior to that "Two Ticks - Positive About disabled People".

The symbol demonstrates recognition given by Department for Work and Pensions to organisations who are committed to good practice in employing disabled people.

 



Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

As part of our commitment to LGBT equality in the workplace, the University has made a submission to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. Our first submission was for the 2017 Index and we have set targets for achievement over the next five years.

The WEI is a powerful evidence-based bench marking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT equality in the workplace. Each participant must demonstrate their expertise in ten distinct areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, career development, training and community engagement.

Read the statement supporting our submission written by Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Blackman.

Travel

In our effort to promote green travel, we do not offer parking facilities to new staff. However, Hendon has excellent transport links (PDF) and we offer an interest-free annual season ticket loan, a motorcycle loan and a Cycle to Work scheme.

A relocation package may be available for senior staff and difficult-to-recruit roles.

 

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