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Established in 1840, the University of Winchester combines heritage with innovative learning and teaching. These pages are designed to help you find out more about what it is like to work here.

Today the university employs over 700 members of staff and aims to encourage a positive working environment in which employees are helped to reach their full potential.

Winchester offers innovative and forward-thinking teaching with scholars at the forefront of their disciplines. This is combined with an excellent environment for learning underpinned by committed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff working in a huge range of roles. Always striving for excellence, we are the only University in the UK to be awarded five-star accreditation rating for overall organisational excellence by the British Quality Foundation, under its Recognised for Excellence scheme, which uses the EFQM Excellence Model.


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Why work at Winchester?

You can enjoy a range of benefits, support, discounts and events to help you and your family both within and outside the workplace. Staff can utilise the many facilities on campus and can take a stroll into vibrant and historical Winchester city centre.

Staff development and pay progression

  • A comprehensive staff development programme
  • Annual salary review and incremental pay progression
  • Fee waivers for academic taught courses
  • Access to learning resources.

Holiday and Leave

  • You can enjoy a generous leave entitlement, rising by 5 days after 5 years service
  • We have a flexible working policy in place, covering everything from flexi-time to career breaks
  • We like to think Christmas is a time for you and operate a Christmas closure period. We also organise a free children's Christmas party.


  • We offer arguably some of the best pension schemes available, including the Local Government Pensions Scheme and Teachers' Pensions Scheme.

Staff Benefits on Campus

There are many benefits on campus for staff to enjoy. On-site benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Numerous high-quality catering outlets and on-site shop
  • Staff social events
  • On-site parking and excellent public transport links
  • On-site nursery and free children's Christmas party
  • Access to gym and sport facilities
  • Free wellbeing events and workshops
  • Free evening lecture series
  • Working within a beautifully landscaped campus, with award-winning architecture
  • A friendly and supportive atmosphere with many opportunities for collaboration

Staff Discounts

Employees can benefit from discounts, helping you to save money:

  • Discounts at local and national retailers
  • Discounts on rail and bus services
  • Cycle Scheme, saving you money on the cost of a new bicycle
  • Childcare voucher scheme, so you can save on childcare costs

Employee Support

At the University of Winchester, we take care of our staff. The University embraces diversity and believes that individuals matter.

  • Staff interest groups, eg LGBT, Parents, Carers, Disability and Equality groups
  • Free external independent financial, legal, health and consumer advice
  • Free counselling, either on-site or at a location of your choice
  • Free use of on-site gym for rehabilitation following long-term absences

Contact us

If you have any queries in relation to working here at the University our contact details are:

Human Resources
University of Winchester
SO22 4NR
Email: recruitment@winchester.ac.uk 
Tele: 01962 827279

Opening Times
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm