Kingston University is a great place to work. Our staff have access to a wide range of benefits, including those listed on this page.
Your health and wellbeing is important to us. We will do our best to enhance your wellbeing at work, including actively promote events and initiatives to support you in staying healthy. However, it's reassuring to know that you will have access to support and advice from our Occupational Health team who will explore ways to help you stay at work or support you in your return to work if you are unwell. The University also offers a generous occupational sick pay scheme.
Staff can benefit from discounted membership rates at the Fitness Centre at Penrhyn Road (download a guest pass voucher (PDF)). There's also the Health Centre, where you can choose from a range of a reasonably priced therapies, ranging from physiotherapy to reflexology.
We know that public transport costs can be high, and so offer season ticket loans (up to £10,000) to help you spread the cost of commuting and let you get the best value for your journey.
The University has teamed up with Cyclescheme Ltd to offer staff the opportunity to obtain a tax free bicycle and safety and security equipment for work.
The University has limited on-site parking facilities, with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The University's car parks are reserved for staff use during core working hours. All vehicles must have a registered valid electronic parking permit, to be able to use the university's car parks. Electronic parking permits for external visitor on university business can be book in advance for the limited free external visitors parking through the main receptions on each site.
As part of the University's policy to reduce private car travel to our sites, we provide a free intersite bus service which operates 50 weeks of the year, with peak services during term-time and half hourly services during holiday periods. All car park users agree to the University car parking terms and conditions.
To help you make the most of working in Kingston upon Thames, we've negotiated numerous discounts with a wide range of companies. Discounts are published and updated in the regular electronic staff bulletin, called Insight.
University staff are entitled to free Microsoft software that can be downloaded for use on home computers. The offer includes Microsoft Office and other popular packages.
Our employee assistance programme provides a wide range of services and support, free of charge, to Kingston University staff and their close family members (living at the same address).
"I feel spoiled working at the Kingston Hill campus. Bordered by Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park, the campus provides a fresh and tranquil environment in which to think and work; all within 30 minutes of one of the world's most exciting cities of global financial importance."
Dominic Grego, International Marketing Support Coordinator
"The working environment is really supportive, with colleagues going out of their way to help me settle in. There's a real sense of 'team' across the faculty with a genuine commitment to the student experience."
Sarah Purdy, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education