Lifestyle and wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is important to us. To help you maintain a balanced lifestyle we offer:
  • Flexible working
  • Enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements
  • Family-friendly leave
  • Employee assistance programme; staff support and counselling
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Annual Health and Wellbeing Plan, with a calendar of events
  • Optional Employee Healthcare from Benenden
  • Discounted gym memberships; on-site and local gyms
  • Access to a variety of online support tools provided by external partners

Pay and savings

We know financial security is important, this is why we have a range of options to help you plan for your future:
  • Highly competitive employer pension contribution; rates of up to 23% with the option to make additional voluntary contributions
  • Nationally agreed pay increases each year
  • Savings and borrowing; provided by First Scottish University Credit Union
  • Guidance, education and support on all money matters including options for salary-deducted loans and workplace ISA products through Salary Finance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Lifestyle vouchers – Vivup gives you access to a huge range of discount across the UK’s major retailers including supermarkets, high street brands, technology, fashion, travel and much more! 
  • Home and electronics – Vivup gives you the option to purchase items and repay via net salary deductions over a 12-month period.

Development and inclusion

We provide a variety of career and support opportunities to help you grow and feel supported within an inclusive environment. Our aim is to help you realise your professional potential through:
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities, including online self-directed toolkit
  • Annual performance, personal and career development processes
  • Opportunity to join staff inclusion and support networks:
    • Armed Forces
    • BAMEish
    • Carers
    • Interfaith
    • LGBT+
    • Womens

Rewards and recognition

Alongside offering a generous annual leave entitlement, we recognise individuals who help make Edinburgh Napier University a great place to work:
  • Professional Service annual leave; 26+10 fixed, rising to 31+10 after 5 years’ service
  • Academic/Research annual leave; 36+10 fixed
  • Senior Manager annual leave; 31+10 fixed
  • Employee recognition scheme, including annual awards ceremony