Edinburgh Local

Working with us

The University of Edinburgh is one of the largest local employers, and we pride ourselves on being a fair employer.


We have an extensive range of services, facilities and excellent benefits for staff, including staff discounts and mentoring schemes.

Family friendly policies

Our Family Friendly policies include:

  • parental leave options
  • adoption and surrogacy leave
  • time off for dependants and for caring responsibilities
  • a childcare voucher scheme

Promoting equality & diversity

We are a member of the Athena Swan Charter, which recognises our commitment to advancing and promoting and the careers of women in science, engineering and technology, and in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students.

We are a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion actively promoting LGBT+ equality, have a Race Equality Action Plan, and are also committed to working with ‘See Me’ to challenge stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.

Fair employer

We engage proactively with our workforce and trades union representatives, and have no staff on Hours To Be Notified (zero hours) contracts.

We support the Edinburgh Guarantee scheme and were the first Scottish university to sign up to the Scottish Government’s Business Pledge.  We support Apprenticeship programmes at various levels, employ our students when possible, and also run a Graduate Trainee Scheme.  We pay the minimum of the Living Wage to all employees over 18 years of age. 

Discover the benefits of working for a world-leading university.

Working with us benefits

Always recruiting

We currently employ more than 13,500 staff in Edinburgh and Midlothian in a variety of academic and non-academic roles across the University. 

We are a place of opportunity for everyone from apprentices to professors. We work with local schools to offer a range of work experience placements, youth talent schemes and mentoring to give pupils a positive view of the world of work. 

We have new job opportunities arising all the time, so why not keep an eye on our jobs page and come to work at a world-leading university?

Browse our current vacancies