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Your Core Benefits

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Our competitive salaries are offered on a grading structure which provides excellent incremental progression for grades 1A – 8.


Our generous annual leave entitlement includes four customary shut down days over Christmas, and eight statutory bank holidays. In addition you will receive:

- Grades 1A–5 - 26 days of paid annual leave

- Grades 6–9 – 30 days of paid annual leave

Depending on your working hours you will also have the option to buy up to ten days of additional annual leave.


If you have an employment contract issued by HR and are paid from the standard salaries monthly payroll you are entitled to a Warwick Learning Account.


As well as competitive salaries we offer three attractive pension schemes with excellent employer contributions:

University of Warwick Pension Scheme (UPS)

For staff in grades 1A - 4

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

For staff in grades 5 - 9

NHS Pension Scheme
For some Clinical and Research staff at Warwick Medical School


Long Service Awards

We like to recognise staff contribution and loyalty and currently run an annual Long Service Awards ceremony to celebrate those achieving 20, 30 or 40 years’ service. You will also receive a letter of thanks from the Vice-Chancellor and a congratulatory award when reaching 10 years’ service. For more information, please access our Long Service Awards Policy.

Staff Awards

We hold an annual awards evening to celebrate the significant role our staff make in supporting the success of the University. Each year there are categories that individuals or teams can be nominated for to win an award. Keep an eye out on Insite for further information.

Recognition Scheme - Suspended for 2020/21

The University runs a Recognition Scheme for anyone working in grade 1A – 8 roles. This scheme recognises people who have made an outstanding contribution on a one-off or short-term basis.

Merit Pay and Senior Performance and Remuneration Review - Suspended for 2020/21

Our two discretionary reward schemes (Merit Pay and Senior Salary and Remuneration Review) aim to identify, recognise and reward sustained excellence of performance and contribution.

Photo of attendees at the 2018 Long Service Awards Ceremony