Whether you work behind the scenes, are front of house in Bars or Retail or provide support in services like our Student Advice Centre, you’ll be working towards the same goal - ensuring our student members love their time at Leeds.
We’re one of the leading students’ unions in the country and we’ve got the stats to prove it. In 2015 we were incredibly proud to be the first students’ union in the country to be awarded ‘Excellent’ status by the NUS as part of its Quality Students’ Unions accreditations scheme. This year, our student survey told us 91% of our students believed we contributed positively to their university experience while we also earned a 92% satisfaction rate in the 2016 National Student Survey. This makes us one of the top performing unions in the country and just one of the reasons why we think LUU is a great place to work.
We work hard to ensure the health and wellbeing of our people. We believe that if you are healthy, happy and feel secure you'll achieve more in your work. This means depending on where and when you work, we can offer flexi-time, rota swapping, term time only working, home-working and sabbatical breaks to ensure you have the right balance in your life. We offer up to 26 days holiday per year with the possibility of buying an extra weeks holiday depending on your role plus generous Christmas and Easter closure periods. You'll also have the option of joining a very competitive pension scheme that we contribute to from day one.
Being an LUU staff member, you'll get a massive 25% off gym membership at the Edge Fitness centre on campus and there are also lots of sports opportunities to get involved in at LUU itslef, whether that be the Badminton League, rounders or football, There's also the opportunity to attend free weekly meditation classes and discounted yoga classes.
For those of you who might be less sporty, there's a popular Board Games night to get involved in which takes place on a fortnighly basis which is always great fun. And did we mention you get free online access to Rosetta Stone to learn a language of your choice as well as a staff Baking League where you can judge your fellow collleagues baking skills?! Yes, that means free cake sampling!
Mums, dads and guardians will benefit from great maternity and paternity pay schemes, a Childcare Voucher Scheme and an award winning childcare centre on campus. We also provide a generous absence pay scheme which increases with length of service should you ever need it.
Based at the heart of University of Leeds Campus, you'll experience some of the benefits of University life. This includes access to University libraries, a Metro Travel Card with discount accross West Yorkshire and regular University events on your doorstep - highlights include the annual Staff Festival and our weekly Farmers' Market. Within our building, you can expect access to guest list tickets to our gigs and discounts in our shops and cafes.
We also take your development very seriously. Upon starting, everyone receives a thorough induction to help settle in. You'll be given access to training and development throughout your time with us, inculding away days, regular performance reviews, a training programme and job shadowing. Aspiring managers can also expect to benefit from a Leadership Development Programme,
Looking to the Future
We’re an organisation with big plans. We never rest on our laurels and always look ahead to see how we can evolve, change and grow. We're just about to commence an enormous, organisation-wide planning session with all of our staff and over 4,000 students to help shape our strategy for the next four years. This will ensure we continuously strive to improve our facilities, our communications and our impact on the environment. One thing's for sure - exciting times lay ahead!
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