Better for life

Wind down at a yoga session with colleagues. Use childcare vouchers to arrange convenient care for your family. Take a discounted bus to work – or even to the shops at the weekend.

Working with us you'll have access to facilities and programmes supporting your health and wellbeing, helping you to balance your work with your life.

We want to help you to make the most of ​our location - a thriving waterfront city in the heart of the South West with all it has to offer. Come and join us.


You’ll have access to campus leisure facilities including:

  • Multi-purpose sports hall and fitness suite
  • Advice on personal training programmes and fitness testing
  • Various exercise classes throughout the day and evening
  • Discounted watersports activities at the Mount Batten watersports centre
  • Reduced price tickets for Plymouth Albion Football Club, local theatres and Peninsula Arts.

Green travel

Travelling around Plymouth doesn’t have to be expensive, or even involve having your own car. With our Green Travel Plan, you get all the environmentally friendly benefits of public transport at specially discounted prices, such as:

  • Subsidised bus passes for travel to work that can be used outside of office hours 

  • Reduced Park and Ride vouchers for three pick-up areas on the outskirts of the city 

  • Reduced daily car parking fees in surrounding car parks if you travel to work 
by car
  • Free car parking at weekends on campus 

  • Access to the Car Share Devon scheme.


Jardine Lloyd Thompson Benefit Solutions offers all Plymouth University employees the opportunity to participate in the Universities and Colleges Personal Healthcare Scheme, underwritten by AXA PPP healthcare. Introduced in 1981, the scheme has been developed specifically for academics and support staff in universities and colleges. It has a substantial membership at many academic institutions and is recognised by both employer and employees alike as the leading source of medical insurance within higher education.


Freshlings Nursery offers childcare to Plymouth University staff and students. Given a glowing Ofsted report in 2013, the nursery offers a flexible service with both part-time and full-time care available. Sessions are usually compatible with either a working week or timetable demands.

Childcare vouchers are the most flexible, effective and popular way we offer assistance to working parents. They help to improve your working life and balance work with caring responsibilities. Saving you money on childcare, the vouchers offer you the flexibility to choose pre-school and out-of-school childcare that’s right for you.

Santander Universities Network

The Santander Universities Network provides sponsorships to students and staff, along with exclusive banking products.

University chaplaincy

Pop in to find a welcoming face and a friendly ear, as well as a multi-faith prayer room. Find out more on our faith pages.

Occupational Health Service 

Access advice and information on employment and other health issues with our Occupational Health Service.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We strive to support all of our people, supplying confidential help and advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The EAP is a free service offering practical information for a wide range of work and personal issues, from financial problems, stress and life changes, to legal matters, anxiety and depression.