Jobs at the University of Plymouth

Work at a place where you feel valued and enjoy spending time. An environment where imagination is important and creativity counts. Work with us.

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’ll play a crucial part 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.

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Featured jobs

Head of School, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

The University is currently seeking to appoint a new Head for the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences to provide bold and strategic leadership to the School. Reporting to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the Head will be appointed with a substantive Professorial position and a Head of School position for a term of five years, renewable for a further two, and will be a member of the Executive team.

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Plymouth is a successful and high-profile School, vital to the mission of the wider Faculty and University. The Head is responsible for leading the School and promoting excellence in all that it does, and s/he will determine the strategic direction of the School while influencing the wider University’s agenda. The role requires cross-faculty leadership to advance the overarching strategic agenda of the Faculty as determined in partnership with the Executive Dean.

For further details, including a full candidate brief and to discover more about our stunning location in the South West, please view the full advert.

What does Plymouth and its surrounding area have to offer?

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Our diverse community

Equality and diversity is the glue that holds us together

Welcoming you in. Helping you stay motivated and healthy. Considering your future. We value your contribution to the University and reward you from the outset.

We want healthy, happy, fulfilled employees who love coming to work. That’s why, whether you've just joined us, or have worked with us throughout your career, we offer a raft of incentives and rewards.

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.

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