Jobs at the University of Plymouth
  • University Subsidiary Company vacancies for nursery, catering and enterprise:

Our subsidiary organisations, UCSP and UoPEL, offer a range of opportunities in the commercial and enterprise sectors. See the vacancy links below for specific job opportunities or sign up for job alerts within these organisations.

UCSP: University Commercial Services Plymouth Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of University of Plymouth which provides commercial services to a range of clients. This currently includes retail catering, hospitality, early years' education and childcare.

Vacancies for nursery, catering and hospitality in a University commercial environment

UoPEL: University of Plymouth Enterprise Limited offers dedicated support and expert advice to businesses across the South West. With offices in Redruth, Truro, Penryn and Plymouth; UoPEL offers a variety of locations to work from in the enterprise, innovation and growth sectors.

Vacancies in enterprise, research and consultancy, with University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd

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Placed second in the UK in the Times Highers’ global young universities, 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.

Employing over 3,000 staff, whatever your expertise and ambition, we’ve got a career opportunity to match. From academic, teaching and research positions to technical, management and administrative roles, you’ll find opportunities at every level, across all our campuses.

Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. 

As an employee 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.

In return, we’ll support, nurture and reward you with generous benefits, from training and development to childcare and flexible working. 

Find out more about the benefits we offer you.

Search our current vacancies in academic and professional roles at the University of Plymouth, by selecting one of our vacancy lists.*

Featured jobs


Professor and Associate Dean International (ADI)

We are seeking to appoint a Professor to come and join the Plymouth Business School team. You will have an outstanding academic track record with a publication and research funding profile that demonstrates an internationally excellent standing in your field (such as Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Shipping, Logistics and Operations, and Tourism and Hospitality).

You will be a research-leader, demonstrating both personal research excellence, and the potential to drive forward the International agenda of the School and Faculty. You will also possess proven experience in academic leadership and in the formulation of strategy and the translation of strategy to action. As part of your position you will also take on the role of Associate Dean International (ADI) with the post holder offering dynamic leadership across all aspects of the Faculty’s Internationalisation agenda. As an experienced academic you will have a track record in international excellence and have clear ideas about developing overseas teaching and research opportunities and activities within disciplines within the Faculty but which might also benefit the University and the wider sector. 

You will possess leadership skills to include demonstrable evidence in influencing and engaging colleagues and external stakeholders at all levels.

Further details and how to apply

What does Plymouth and its surrounding area have to offer?


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Plymouth city centre from the Hoe

Relocating to Plymouth

Plymouth and the surrounding area offers a wide choice of affordable housing within easy commutable distance to the University campuses. The city offers a variety of options with areas such as Stoke, Peverell, Mannamead and Hartley all within close proximity to the main University campus with easy access to the city centre and parks. Just outside the city, areas such as Plympton and Plymstock offer a wide range of housing with excellent community facilities such as shops, schools and libraries. Towards the north of the city is Derriford, which is also home to Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, the largest hospital in the South West and location of the University’s North Campus, as well as being only 10 minutes away from Dartmoor National Park. A wide selection of large detached properties can be found within this area. Just outside of Plymouth is the South Hams, 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.

Plymouth also has a fantastic range of nurseries and schools available, including many judged to be good or outstanding by Ofsted, including our on-campus nursery Freshlings, which holds an Ofsted rating of 'good'.

Our diverse community

Welcoming you in

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. 

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

Equality, diversity and inclusion

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