Staff Benefits


Bolton One

Stay fit and healthy at our £31 million on-site leisure centre and fitness suite, 25m swimming pool, sports hall, climbing wall and a great range of classes. It also hosts a Sport and Physical Activity Rehabilitation Centre and athlete development centre which is open to all. University staff enjoy:

  • Free term-time swimming in the morning, lunchtime and evening
  • Discounted memberships
  • Discounted lunchtime and evening fitness classes

Café culture

The Bistro, the sandwich bar and the Deane Deli all serve hot and cold food from breakfast to early evening. There is also an on-site shop and cash machine.

Car Parking

Free staff car park on-site (first come, first served basis).

Cycle scheme

Save on the cost of a new bicycle and safety equipment. The scheme allows you to save income tax and national insurance contributions, as the value of the vouchers is taken out of your salary before tax.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The University is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all of its endeavors and aims to provide a work, learning and teaching environment free from discrimination and unfair treatment. This commitment is set out in the University Equality & Diversity Policy

Flexible working

Working hours are 37 hours per week for Academic staff (FTE) and 36.25 hours per week for Professional Support staff (FTE). You will find that the University is supportive and flexible in helping you juggle your job and everyday living, although we do not offer a formal flexi time scheme. You can request flexible working if you have 26 weeks’ service or more.

Health & Wellbeing

In addition to Bolton One, we also offer:

  • Free eye tests for all staff using computers (every two-years)
  • Healthcare cash plans to help with a whole range of everyday medical expenses
  • A free 24-hour confidential staff helpline/counselling service

Leave entitlement

Generous annual leave entitlement – between 26 and 35 days depending on role / contractual terms; plus bank holidays and any agreed University closure days.

Library Services

The Library issues your staff ID card which also acts as your Library card, giving you access to the full-range of library services – books, DVDs, journals, computers etc.


The University is just 10 minutes’ walk from Bolton town centre and the famous market, three supermarkets and a retail park. We’re also just 10 minutes away from the rail/bus interchange with direct links to central Manchester, Manchester Airport and local bus services.

Other Leave

  • Paid adoption leave, maternity leave and paternity leave
  • Annual shutdown over the Christmas and New Year period (professional support staff need to save their leave entitlement to cover this period)
  • Flexible leave for emergencies and compassionate leave


Membership of excellent contributory pension schemes (Teachers’ Pension Scheme, Universities Superannuation Scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme) depending on role/contractual terms.

Personal development

We offer a comprehensive induction to welcome you to the University and a range of staff development courses and fee-waiver opportunities for University run programmes. Paid study leave may also be available.

Religious Worship

Our multi-faith Chaplaincy supports the spiritual life of the whole University community, celebrating festivals and notable dates. We have a multi-faith prayer room and prayer preparation facilities.


Competitive salaries and annual increments (within the pay grade) as well as an annual cost of living increase (where agreed)

Season ticket loan

Able to buy discounted annual rail season tickets as well as flexi day and weekly bus tickets

UoB Benefits

UoB employee benefits portal gives staff access to a great range of discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day-to-day spending.


Staff and students can have access to free wireless on campus


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Help Centre

We have the answers to your questions, find all the advice and support in one place.

Part of the University of Bolton Group

Bolton college
Alliance learning
Anderton centre2
QQA Scheme Participant