Rewards and benefits

At De Montfort University (DMU) we are committed to creating an environment where our employees enjoy working. We strive to reward and recognise your contributions but also know that you have life beyond work. 

Generous annual leave entitlement

In addition to your annual entitlment you'll also receive statutory bank holidays and extra concessionary days (approximately 13 days each year).

Senior staff, academic staff and research staff each receive 35 days basic; research assistants receive 30 days and support staff receive between 20 and 23 days depending on your grade.

Also, for support staff, when you've been with us for five years, you'll also receive an additional five days leave to say thank you for your loyalty.

Work-life balance working options

We offer a range of options to ensure that you benefit from a healthy work/life balance. Depending on your role and responsibilities you have the opportunity to apply for options such as part-time hours, flexible hours ie nine day fortnights, parental leave, study leave and sabbaticals.

Our location

DMU's campus is based in the heart of Leicester, giving you easy access to all the shops and facilities of a cosmopolitan city. In contrast to the city, the River Soar runs by the campus and Castle Park is an ideal place to enjoy a slower pace of life.

The main campus is within walking distance of all public transport links and has close proximity to the Highcross Shopping Centre and historic Leicester Market . Our Faculties also organise a number of theatre, dance and presentations throughout the academic year to which employees are welcome.

See our guide to Leicester for more information.

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Mission and vision

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