Information for job applicants

Benefits of working at this University

London Metropolitan University is based in the north and east of London. The University has an excellent record in teaching and applied research.

The University offers a wide variety of courses in a huge range of subject areas. Courses can be studied at many levels including undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research), further education programmes, short courses and professional and institute qualifications. Many programmes can be studied either full or part-time and our module scheme allows a flexible study programme. 

We are an accredited London Living Wage employer and are committed to paying all our staff the living wage as a minimum.

Staff working at the University additionally benefit from:

  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • a career salary average pension scheme with up to 18% employer contribution (Teachers' Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) members have the option to pay into shared cost salary sacrifice Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)
  • a fee waiver scheme for staff undertaking relevant University courses
  • paid maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave provisions which are amongst the top 5% in UK Higher Education
  • free on-site sport and fitness facilities including gymnasium use and classes*
  • access to 24/7 confidential support from our Employee Assistance Programme by phone or a mobile app which includes telephone counselling
  • free employee eye tests and discounted spectacles through our eye care voucher scheme
  • interest free season ticket loan (after completing probationary period)
  • a professional staff development programme
  • tax-efficient salary sacrifice schemes for childcare vouchers, cycles and cycling equipment
  • employee private health care plan through the Simply Health cash plan
  • access to library facilities
  • access to below market rate sports injuries treatments
  • a broad range of formal and informal development opportunities to enhance your career
  • commitment to lifelong learning

 *not available at all sites

Our family friendly leave provisions

Maternity and Adoption leave

We pay our staff 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay if they take maternity or adoption leave and have been with us for 12 months at the qualifying date.  

Paternity leave

We pay our staff four weeks full pay if they take paternity leave. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We value and support the contribution of our staff and seek to ensure that all our staff are supported and enabled and do not face unnecessary barriers to their successful employment. We have set out our commitments in our staff policies including our Equality and Diversity Policy and also through our commitment as a Disability Confident Committed employer. 

Championing equity and inclusion lies at the heart of everything we do here at London Metropolitan University. In addition to the information on these pages, you can find out more about our values and the action we're taking by visiting our Centre for Equity and Inclusion pages.

Information on our pledge to support LGBT rights is set out on our news page. 

All job applicants need to submit an equality and diversity statement of no more than one page, articulating how they will contribute to making our University more inclusive and what they have previously done to advance equality.

Acknowledgement of applications

Once you have submitted your application online you will receive an automatic email acknowledgement.


Successful applicants will be notified by email of the interview arrangements as soon as possible after the closing date. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email that they have not been selected for interview. The shortlisting process is normally completed within four weeks of the closing date for applications.

Conditions of appointment

All appointments made to the University are subject to the receipt of references satisfactory to the University; proof of identity and right to work within the UK; proof of earnings and qualifications; continuing fitness to work; and a period of probation.

No smoking policy

As part of our commitment to the better health of our staff and students, we have a policy of no smoking at all sites, other than in designated external smoking areas.


If you require a certificate of sponsorship and are successful in your application for employment with the University, a formal offer of appointment will be made subject to permission to employ you being granted by the Home Office. If permission is granted, then the length of the appointment offered to you will be the same as the duration of the visa/leave to remain. Anyone requiring a certificate of sponsorship will not be employed by the University in any capacity until permission is given.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

If you will be working with, or will be responsible for, young people or vulnerable adults, you may be required to undergo a DBS check prior to employment. Where your work requires a DBS check and you are successful in your application for employment with the University, a formal offer of appointment will be made subject to completion of a DBS check.


You are required to reside within a 50 mile radius of the University. The University may permit this radius to be extended in exceptional circumstances and with written agreement from the Human Resources Director. This is on the condition that the University is satisfied good travel networks exist and that you are contactable at all appropriate times.


Staff Networks

We have active staff networks for LGBT, women, disabled staff and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff.  

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