Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Thriving, energetic and student focused
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    • St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP

About Edge Hill University

What is it like to work for Edge Hill University

Communication is the life blood of any organisation and the regular weekly email and termly addresses by the Vice Chancellor are commended by the staff each year in the annual staff survey. During the current year and with the significant amount of uncertainty surrounding the future of the HE sector, the Directorate have made a conscious effort to spend even more time engaging with staff across all levels explaining both the realities of the policy framework within which the University will be conducting its business but also seeking to assuage concerns which should not exist and which were merely developed as a result of inaccurate press reporting. This has involved many hundreds of hours with staff groups both formal and informal. Difficult decisions have never been held back from staff nor have the challenges being faced along with our proposed actions. This open, honest and transparent way of working has undoubtedly positioned the University well to address the challenges of the coming years whilst ensuring everyone employed by the University remains engaged and committed to their core mission.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
However gifted, experienced or specialised an individual may be, there is no role in the University that works in isolation. A positive contribution to team work is vital in their contemporary environment where managers need to harness collective strengths for enhanced engagement and added value to student and stakeholder experiences. Team building /development is a specific focus to enable new and established teams to work collaboratively with enhanced insight and understanding of individual and group strengths and areas for prioritised individual and collective development. Underpinning this are psychometric questionnaires to provide feedback on personality and preferred working styles to enable greater flexibility and adaptability in working relationships.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
In this climate and sector it is a particular challenge to reward staff effectively. The University is committed to national pay bargaining and year on year has matched national pay awards. Salaries are audited each year to ensure there are no equal pay issues. Career pathways have been described to enable progression and support is provided through development to those wishing to apply for vacant posts. There are opportunities for staff to achieve professor, reader and teaching fellows titles and receive support in developing their research. There are opportunities each year for staff to demonstrate that their roles have grown and responsibilities have increased so achieving recognition through the policy on progression. The provision of positive constructive feedback is embedded across the University and all areas are proactive in developing individuals and teams as verified by IiP Awards. Managers provide positive constructive feedback and results from the staff survey indicate that staff feel their contribution is recognised.

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  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    35% / 65%

  • Earning £35,000+:


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