About the University of Plymouth

Work at a place where you feel valued and enjoy spending time. An environment where imagination is important and creativity counts. Three times winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, a top 50* research university, named one of the top 25 institutions globally and 1st in the world for marine research and teaching in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021. We continue to grow in stature and reputation. We’re focused on building on our strengths and have a number of roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new ideas.

At the University of Plymouth, you’ll find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to ring the changes and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive community.

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Our Employees

Employing over 3,000 staff, across three academic faculties, and professional service departments our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more.

As an employee of the University you will support our sustainability strategy from day one, starting with your induction and continuing with your engagement at the University. You’ll be crucial in building our impressive reputation in education, innovation and research.

Current Opportunities

We currently have a variety of exciting vacancies to work within our finance team and play a crucial role in shaping the university's financial future. With a turnover of c£247m, the Finance department is responsible for managing the University’s income, expenditure, financial performance, and procurement processes ensuring value for money and financial sustainability in all its financial activities. Finance create value for the University by providing insight, delivering efficiencies and ensuring good financial governance.  

With an ambitious vision the Finance department is keen for people to be part of the team who are passionate, innovative, and driven to deliver the best to support the University’s strategic aims, sustainability, and continued growth. 

This is an exciting chance to be part of a progressive and cutting-edge university in a beautiful location, where you can really make a difference.  Successful candidates will benefit from a competitive salary, excellent pension scheme, generous annual leave, flexible working, along with many opportunities for future professional growth working in a diverse and vibrant organisation.
 

What does Plymouth and its surrounding area have to offer?

Plymouth is located in the beautiful South West of England – an ideal location for leisure and learning, with plenty of quiet spaces and recreational opportunities. Plymouth enjoys a combination of modern city living and rural charm. It is around three to four hours by train to London and there are ferry links to France and Spain.
 

Just outside of Plymouth is a region of rural and coastal Devon – to the north side, it stretches to the edges of Dartmoor National Park; to the south, it covers one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK from Torbay to Plymouth.

Career Development

At the University of Plymouth, you’ll find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to ring the changes and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive community. We will help you to stay motivated and we want you to bring your whole self to work. Become part of a team where everyone makes a difference and enjoy a host of valuable benefits designed to enhance your lifestyle at work, and at home.

Brand Values

Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. Work at a place where you feel valued and enjoy spending time. An environment where imagination is important and creativity counts.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community and we celebrate the contribution that diverse voices bring to our University. From our vibrant staff networks and our dedication to LGBT+ inclusion to our commitment to the Athena Swan gender equality charter and the Race Equality Charter we value diversity in our staff community and celebrate all you can bring to the University of Plymouth. 

Learn about equality, diversity and inclusion at the University of Plymouth 

"An important part of our University is the value we place on being a diverse and inclusive community, where we learn and benefit from our rich variety of background and beliefs. This in part is why the University of Plymouth is such an enriching place to work."

Professor Judith Petts CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth

Sustainability at Plymouth - Top 10 sustainable university

Sustainability is at the heart of the University’s refreshed strategy and has informed much of our research, teaching and operations for several decades. This is why we remain one of the most innovative and respected universities in the field, with a proud heritage of national awards and international accreditations. The University is recognised as an innovative leader in higher education for sustainability, across teaching and learning, research and our University operations.

We are ranked 9th in the world out of all the institutions featured in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 for our efforts in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal number 17: partnerships for the goals.

Find out more about sustainability at Plymouth 

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