Lifestyle and wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is important to us. To help you maintain a balanced lifestyle we offer:
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • Enhanced family friendly leave and sick pay entitlements
  • Employee assistance programme; staff support and counselling
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Annual Health and Wellbeing Plan, with a calendar of events
  • Optional Employee Healthcare from Benenden, alternative to private healthcare
  • Discounted gym memberships; on-site and local gyms
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to a variety of online support tools provided by external partners

Pay and savings

We know financial security is important, this is why we have a range of options to help you plan for your future:
  • Highly competitive employer pension contribution; rates of up to 26% with the option to make additional voluntary contributions
  • Nationally agreed pay increases each year
  • Savings & borrowing; provided by free membership to the Scottish Universities Community Bank
  • Guidance, education and support on all money matters including options for salary-deducted loans and workplace ISA products through Salary Finance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Lifestyle vouchers – Vivup gives you access to a huge range of discount across the UK’s major retailers including supermarkets, high street brands, technology, fashion, travel and much more! 
  • Home and electronics – Vivup gives you the option to purchase items and repay via net salary deductions over a 12-month period
  • Cycle to Work scheme - Vivup provides discounts of up to 42% on bikes and accessories payable via salary sacrifice

Development and inclusion

We provide a variety of career and support opportunities to help you grow and feel supported within an inclusive environment. Our aim is to help you realise your professional potential through:
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities, including online self-directed toolkit
  • Annual performance, personal and career development processes
  • Opportunity to join staff inclusion and support networks:
    • Armed Forces
    • BAMEish
    • Carers
    • Interfaith
    • LGBT+
    • Womens

Rewards and recognition

Alongside offering a generous annual leave entitlement, we recognise individuals who help make Edinburgh Napier University a great place to work:
  • Professional Service and Senior Managers annual leave; 41 days (31 days personal + 10 fixed days)
  • Academic/Research annual leave; 46 days (36 days personal + 10 fixed days) 
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • Employee recognition scheme (currently being reviewed)