We value our staff and seek to engage them in the development of the university and to celebrate our successes. We are committed to inspiring and developing our staff and recognise that benefits, both financial and non-financial, are an important and valuable aspect of the total reward package.

In addition to salary and contributory defined benefits pension schemes, we provide a wide range of core contractual benefits, including generous annual leave entitlement and competitive sickness benefits.

We recognise that staff wellbeing is of paramount importance and have a comprehensive wellbeing programme aimed at supporting and promoting staff wellbeing.

We offer a number of family-friendly benefits such as generous maternity and paternity provisions, adoption leave and flexible working patterns.

Our range of additional occupational benefits is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes: 

  • Preferential car parking
  • Free bus travel
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Dental care
  • Eyecare
  • Staff discounts
  • Subsidised study
  • Up to two days’ paid volunteering leave per annum.


The annual Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Awards Ceremony provides an opportunity to recognise the achievements of shortlisted individuals and teams, and to celebrate with the winners of these prestigious awards. It is also an occasion to recognise and celebrate the achievements of staff who have achieved long service, qualifications aligned to their roles, and professorial appointments.

Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor, says: “Bournemouth University’s success rests on the achievements of our staff and students. The Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Awards provide an opportunity to pause and reflect on the outstanding work of our staff over the previous academic year, and to recognise and celebrate their achievements.”