Financial benefits

Competitive pay

Our aim is to attract and retain highly skilled employees. This is why we regularly check that our salary bands are competitive within both higher education and commercial sectors.

Each role falls within a grade on the ‘single pay spine’ and appointments are made according to the particular skills, knowledge and experience you bring to the role. Salary bands are advertised and, with very few exceptions, we appoint at the bottom of the scale with annual increments being paid each year.

Senior staff remuneration details are provided to relevant candidates.

Generous pension schemes

There are two main pension schemes operating within DMU, both of which offer excellent benefits, all employees have access to a scheme relevant to their role.

The Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) is open to academic staff and the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is open to support employees. Both schemes have automatic membership with the opportunity to opt out and DMU pays the balance of the cost of providing your benefits.

You will receive further details of the relevant scheme in your induction pack.

Tax incentive schemes


We operate a Childcare Voucher Scheme through an external provider. Employees may be eligible to give part of their salary in return for savings in national insurance and tax, with savings of £1,195 (depending of level of tax paid).


Cycle2work and CyclePlus

These two schemes enable DMU employees to access to a cycle-to-work scheme  which enables them to access any bicycle (and safety equipment) from one of the approved suppliers.  This is operated as a salary sacrifice scheme.  To find out more, please see the DMU Rewards portal;



Lifestyle is a portal than enables DMU employees to access (free of charge) a wide range of discounts or retail cards.  There are approximately 9000 discounts at any one time and range from money of shopping vouchers to reloadable store cards, to travel and attraction discounts (and much more).  For more details, DMU employees can register using their employee number at DMU Rewards.


NUS Extra Discount Card

DMU staff are eligible to apply for the NUS Extra discount card.This means that every university employee can start taking advantage of the discounts, offers and saving available when joining the NUS Extra scheme. For just £12 you could save £521* a year by receiving up to 50% off on Amazon, Apple, Dell, Fitness First, Littlewoods, Nicky Clarke, Odeon, Savile Row, Superdrug, Virgin Experience Days, Vision Express, Zizzi and so many more! 

Buying the card is really easy and only takes a few minutes. You will need to follow the same online application as students but fill in the course section as below:

Start Month / Year of study: January 2001

End Month / Year of study: December 2024

Course level: Other

Course discipline: Other

So buy yours today and start saving some money!    

*On average – find out your personal estimate at   


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