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 (52 weeks full occupational maternity pay), paternity (8 weeks full pay), adoption and shared parental leave provisions
  • 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
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working policy
  • TOTUM discounts (staff can access the same discounts as students through the TOTUM student discount card and app. Our Student Union receives income for every person who gets the app and goes on to purchase a pro membership which is then reinvested into the student experience)

*not available at all sites

Our family friendly leave provisions

Maternity and adoption leave

We pay our staff 52 weeks full pay if they take maternity or adoption leave and have been with us for 26 weeks at the qualifying date.

Paternity leave

We pay our staff eight 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.

University AccessAble Guides

London Metropolitan University has partnered with AccessAble in order to produce a range of campus access guides and maps which are available to both current and prospective staff, students and visitors. Guides are available for both our Holloway Road and Aldgate sites.

These fully-accessible guides aim to assist you to familiarise yourself with our campus, plan your route around each of our sites and find accessible ways to get to all of our facilities. Each guide below provides key information on the provisions available in each area of the university, routes on how to get there and both written and visual instructions (including 360 degree maps) for you to follow. All guides can be accessed by phone, tablet and computer.

Should you require bespoke arrangements not covered by the guides or have any queries then please contact your line manager or the Staff DisAbility Network (Network Chair – Martyn Brown:

Access Guides

Route plans

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.


We expect our staff to be able to reach their place of work by good travel networks and, if working away from their normal place of work, to be contactable and readily available at appropriate times.

For employees residing within a 50-mile radius of their normal place of work, this is unlikely to pose a difficulty.

Staff Networks

We have active staff networks for LGBTQ+ staff, for women, as well as for staff with disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff.

People walking through London Met's Blue lounge

Data Privacy Statement

Our Data Privacy Statement for job applicants

Health and Safety

Please make sure you read the Day One Onsite Safety Induction information before your first day of work at London Met.