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Working at AUB

We want to be the UK's leading professional Arts University and we're well on the way to achieving that goal - but we can't make it without some serious talent. That’s where you come in!

We’re growing fast and building a team of people who are as passionate about our culture as we are. Whether you’re looking for an academic role or to join our professional services, we want people who can share that vision. As well as joining a vibrant, creative culture, you’ll be working on a lively campus in a friendly seaside town, next to some of the UK’s most spectacular countryside.

We welcome experts in all sorts of fields – academic, business and support. You’ll be in good company. We have links with Framestore, Burberry, Aardman Animation and the National Theatre to name but a few.

We want to recruit great people, just like you!

Whether you’re applying for an academic role or a role in professional services the process is slightly different. Before you apply, have a read through our staff benefits and how we’ll make sure that you have the resources available to continue both artistic and professional development.

Staff Benefits

Working with us brings opportunities, unlike any other workplace. We value our staff, doing all we can to help you develop and adjust in our creative and vibrant environment.

Incremental Salary Scheme
With annual cost of living increases.

Pension
AUB employees automatically become members of either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (academic staff) or the Local Government Pension Scheme (professional services staff) (unless they choose not to).

Holiday Entitlement
Grade I-III: 25 days (pro-rata for part-time contracts)
Grade IV+: 35 days (pro-rata for part-time contracts)

You’ll also get statutory holiday entitlement (pro rata for part time).

Looking after our People
Pensions, pay and holiday entitlement are all important, but it’s the little things that often add up to make a big difference. Here’s a handful of some of the other benefits we offer:

  • Eyecare Scheme
  • Annual savings scheme
  • Moped/Motorbike Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – buy a bike at a reduced rate.

We can help balance family with work with our Family Friendly Policies. These include enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity schemes. We also provide Childcare vouchers. We also provide a free and confidential employee counselling and support service. Our Chaplaincy is open to staff of all faiths and none.

Enjoy the Campus
Our campus isn’t just for our students. As staff, you can enjoy our restaurant, bar and cafe for a chance to unwind. You can keep up with your fitness by using the gym facilities and chiropractic treatment at Bournemouth University. They offer discounted rates for our staff. At AUB, we provide free lunchtime Pilates and Yoga classes during term time for a bit of relaxation.

Staff Research and Development

While with us, there's no reason to stop learning. We're firm supporters of developing artistic and professional skills, so we offer:

  • Staff Development support – financial support for staff to obtain qualifications and pursue continual professional development opportunities
  • Access to specialist library services
  • Research support – academic posts
  • Contribution to professional membership fees
  • Discounted places for staff on AUB’s Short Courses

Supporting Staff Research
We’re makers at heart, but investing in learning, teaching and research is incredibly important to us, too. Over 50% of our research outputs were considered to be world-leading or internationally excellent by REF 2014, and it’s not hard to see why. The Black Mirror research network originated here on campus and we count Higher Education Academy members and a National Teaching Fellow among our staff.

The AUB campus is home to MoDiP – the only accredited museum in the UK to focus on plastics. They’re hosting a symposium on plastics on campus this year. TheGallery at AUB bolsters our research activity, too. Its text+work publications provide an academic narrative alongside exhibitions.

How to apply

Before you start an application, read through our handy guide below. It outlines what to expect from the application process and the interview, too.

We’ve made applying for jobs easier than ever. You just need to register on our secure application system – it saves your details so you don’t have to enter them again. Whether you’re applying for an academic or professional services role, we’ve made the process as easy as possible.

You’ll need to upload a covering letter and CV with your application. In your covering letter, you’ll explain how you meet the requirements of the person specification of the role.

Covering letters are an important part of the shortlisting process, so take your time on yours and make sure it’s detailed enough to give us the best picture of your knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications possible.

After you’ve applied, we’ll email you to confirm we’ve received your application. Once we’ve completed the shortlisting for the job we’ll email you to let you know if you’ll been successful in reaching the interview stage.

Interview:
Your interview is likely to comprise of a presentation, as well as an interview with separate staff and student panels.

You will need to bring to the interview:

  • Proof of nationality and right to work, i.e. valid passport, national ID card, relevant visa
  • Original certificates of relevant qualifications
  • A recent portfolio of your industry or teaching practice
  • After the interview, we’ll email you as soon as possible to let you know whether you’ve got the job.

If you’ve been successful, we’ll contact you by phone to discuss a potential start date. Following that, we’ll send a contract in the post with an offer pack.

To apply you just need to register on our secure application system, which saves your details so you don’t have to enter them again.

When you apply, we’ll ask you to answer some questions which are based around the person specification for the role. Your answers will be an important part of the shortlisting process, so make sure you consider them carefully.

After you’ve applied, we’ll email you to confirm that we’ve received your application. Once we’ve completed the shortlisting for the job we’ll email you to let you know if you’ve been successful in reaching the interview stage.

Interview:
Your interview is likely to comprise of a presentation, as well as an interview with separate staff and student panels.

You will need to bring to the interview:

  • Proof of nationality and right to work, i.e. valid passport, national ID card, relevant visa
  • Original certificates of relevant qualifications
  • A recent portfolio of your industry or teaching practice
  • After the interview, we’ll email you as soon as possible to let you know whether you’ve got the job.

If you’ve been successful, we’ll contact you by phone to discuss a potential start date. Following that, we’ll send a contract in the post with an offer pack.

We’ve made applying for jobs easier than ever. You just need to register on our secure application system, which saves your details so you don’t have to enter them again.

When you apply, we’ll ask you to answer some questions which are based around the person specification for the role. Your answers will be an important part of the shortlisting process, so make sure you consider them carefully.

After you’ve applied, we’ll email you to confirm we’ve received your application. Once we’ve completed the shortlisting for the job we’ll email you to let you know if you’ve been successful in reaching the interview stage.

Interview:
We use interviews to help us find the best person for the job.

You will need to bring to the interview:

  • Proof of nationality and right to work, i.e. valid passport, national ID card, relevant visa
  • Original certificates of relevant qualifications
  • After the interview, we’ll email you as soon as possible to let you know whether you’ve got the job.

If you’ve been successful, we’ll contact you by phone to discuss a potential start date. Following that, we’ll send a contract in the post with an offer pack.