At Queen Margaret University we pride ourselves on providing a working environment where staff can flourish and thrive.  Along with working in a modern university campus there are a number of attractive benefits available to employees of the university, some of which are detailed below:

Superannuation

Employees of QMU are offered the opportunity to join either the Lothian Pension Fund (LPF) or the Scottish Teacher Superannuation Scheme (STSS). New employees who have been members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme immediately prior to joining QMU are permitted to continue their membership of this scheme.

Annual Leave

Academic staff are entitled to 38 days paid leave and professional service staff are entitled to 31 days. The university is closed for 8 days over the Christmas and New Year period.

Flexible Working

The development and implementation of a flexible working strategy has been identified as a priority under QMU’s organisational development plan and will meet academic and operational requirements as well as provide options for individual members of staff.

Learning and Development

QMU is committed to providing all employees with learning and development opportunities in support of their professional and personal development. The University has a strategic plan that is committed to investment in the personal and professional development of our employees.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy

QMU recognises the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment for both staff and students. A healthy workforce is integral to our strategic plan and to achieve these objectives the University has put in place a Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Learning Resource Centre

All staff and students of QMU are entitled to join the Library free of charge.   The Library supports teaching, learning and research across QMU and to provides for all information needs.

Sports Facilities

The QMU Sports Centre includes Fitness Suite, Astroturf (suitable for Football, Tennis and Hockey Training) and Sports Hall (suitable for Badminton, Basketball, Table Tennis, Netball and Volleyball).

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Arrangements

Subject to a qualifying length of service, employees are entitled to Occupational Maternity and Paternity pay, which enhances Statutory Maternity and Paternity pay.

Employee Assistance Service

All employees of QMU have access to a independent, free and confidential, Employee Assistance service including employee counselling.

Childcare Vouchers

QMU employees have access to tax relief on childcare through our childcare voucher scheme.

Bike to Work

QMU participates in a Bike to Work Scheme for employees. Further details are available from Human Resources.

Interest Free Travel Loans

Interest free loans for travel passes are available to QMU staff.

Human Resources Enquiries

The recruitment process is managed by the QMU HR team.

For any recruitment and selection process enquiries, please contact us.

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Human Resources Enquiries

Human Resources Team
0131 474 0000