Canterbury Christ Church University is a friendly, diverse and welcoming community of 15,000 students and over 1,700 staff. Our network of campuses and centres stretches across Kent and Medway. They are a vital part of the local communities and we are proud that our Canterbury Campus is located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From small beginnings as a teacher training college in 1962, we now offer a rich and varied programme of academic and professional courses attracting students from around the world. As we look to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee in 2022, we are pushing into new and exciting areas and have recently launched the region’s first medical school (in partnership with the University of Kent) and developed exciting new courses in engineering and the digital arts.
We are strongly committed to our mission to pursue excellence in higher education: transforming individuals, creating knowledge, enriching communities and building a sustainable future.
When you start your career with us, you will enjoy a competitive salary, excellent development opportunities and a great working environment with a wide range of benefits ranging from fantastic defined benefit pension schemes to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre, which offers an extensive range of sport and fitness opportunities at affordable prices. Building a diverse workforce is fundamental to achieving a truly inclusive work and learning environment and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
If you have caring responsibilities, we offer a package of supportive policies providing for flexible working, maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave, as well as leave for family emergencies. We are a member of the Athena Swan Charter with a number of our Schools proud to demonstrate their commitments to gender equality through the achievements of their awards. We are currently trialling hybrid working in some departments enabling our colleagues to better balance their work and life priorities. We also offer great opportunities for career and personal development through a wide range of training opportunities.
The wellbeing of our staff community is important to us. We are one of the first universities to sign up to the University Mental Health Charter and we provide a range of support services including an Occupational Health Service and an Employee Assistance Helpline to support the physical and mental wellbeing of all of our colleagues. We also recognise the importance of physical activity to support wellbeing and Christ Church Sport and Active Health offers a range of sports facilities and clubs for our staff community to enjoy.
We offer generous holiday entitlements and additional days over the Christmas period.