Plymouth Hoe

The University of Plymouth is going places. Ranked top 10 in the UK in the Times Higher's global Young University Ranking 2021, we are looking for people who can bring fresh perspectives and new ideas. 

It is in our nature to innovate – both in our teaching and our research. We strive for the highest quality in all we do – pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it is expected. At Plymouth, every employee is an explorer in the pursuit of excellence. We ignite our students’ imagination and drive innovation. 

We are passionate about potential. We invest in our employees, inspiring creativity and new ideas that transform the future of education and research. 

If you’re seeking an employer who values curiosity, innovation, and creativity; if you have a passion to learn; a desire to educate and share new discoveries; if you are looking for colleagues who are big thinkers; if you are eager to take on fresh challenges and build your career at a university which has ambition, then we are looking for you.

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University of Plymouth vacancies

Vacancies available to University of Plymouth staff and students only

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UCSP & UoPEL vacancies

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

About the University of Plymouth

Our roots go back 150 years, but our modernity and contemporary thinking give us energy and direction. Our teaching emphasises practical ‘real world’ experiential learning, and our stimulating student experience facilitates personal challenge and development. Our curriculum is built around employment success. Plymouth graduates are highly capable, confident and adaptable global citizens – we give our students the freedom to define the world they will help to build.

We’ve refreshed our strategy and we’ve just been ranked top 10 in the UK: Times Higher Education young universities 2021 – and we’ve just started.


Why Plymouth?

‘Plymouth is the coolest little city by the sea’

Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, was recently quoted by GQ magazine as 'the coolest little city by the sea'. Plymouth has everything you would expect from the largest city in the South West – major high street stores, theatres, multiplex cinema, art cinemas, and a wealth of small clubs and venues. 

Our University campus is at the centre of this thriving, oceanfront city in one of the UK’s most beautiful regions. A ten-minute stroll from the campus will take you to Plymouth Hoe – a Victorian promenade descending along the waterfront to the Barbican – Plymouth’s old town. Here, clustered around Sutton Harbour on cobbled, Elizabethan streets, you will find a wonderful mix of quirky shops, galleries, pavement cafés and eateries, bars and nightclubs.

Between Dartmoor and the sea, the reward for living in Plymouth is the outdoors. To be outdoors in summer or winter is compelling because the landscape is breathtaking. Barbeques on the beach, picnics on the Hoe, hikes along the coastline, long bicycle rides on vehicle-free paths that traverse the moors – if being in nature is a source of regeneration for you, this is the place to live and work.

“I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” – Steven Spielberg
Plymouth was named the second safest place to live in Britain in Provident’s Unbroken Britain Survey 2017 and was voted safest place in the UK for a night out 2018 by BEST Bar None.

Sunset at Emsworthy Rocks, Eastern Dartmoor (copyright) Sarah J Boulton. CRES Research Conference 2015 photo competition winner
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Plymouth city centre from the Hoe

Our diverse community

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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. 
Professor Judith Petts CBE – Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer

"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