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Working at UEL

Through our passion and a strong team ethos we create opportunity, empowerment and transformation as both an educator and an employer

Working at UEL

At UEL, we pride ourselves on our growing global footprint and impact, along with our place at the beating heart of a vibrant and richly diverse local community. With civic engagement and widening participation informing how we reach out within east London, we take our responsibility for changing lives seriously, with drive, innovation and a clear sense of partnership.

Determined to address the challenges of an evolving higher education landscape, UEL is creating more focus, more direction and more professionalism around its offering to students and employees alike. We are increasingly investing in world class research and a modern campus that seeks to inspire and enable.

You can look forward to a warm, sincere welcome, genuine camaraderie, career choice and mobility. Your time at UEL will be characterised by support, empathy and an enthusiasm to be flexible around your personal and professional journey. You will find an institution led with passion, visibility and purpose, where your impact, resilience and sense of collegiality will directly contribute to UEL’s future and those of the students whose lives you will touch and change forever.


Induction is of crucial importance to UEL. It helps our new colleagues settle in and ‘feel at home’ – and means they are more likely to become effective and committed members of our team. All new staff joining us benefit from guidance, support and information, particularly in their first few weeks.

We ensure all line managers are aware of the importance of induction and are supported with a checklist of activities and events that should happen in the first six weeks of employment.  All new staff should be assigned an experienced colleague on their first day, who can help them with the settling in process.  In addition we run corporate induction sessions which are a great opportunity to learn more about our culture, vision and values and to network with other new colleagues from across UEL.

Facts and figures


We employ over 1500 staff from 67 countries.


As Bronze Investors In People medallists we are in the top 20% of 15,314 organisations that take part.

Staff Benefits

UEL offers a range of benefits to support our staff, from financial to family to wellbeing and shopping discounts, UEL has a benefit to suit everyone.

    Staff Benefit Hub

    Our personalised Staff Benefit Hub lists all the benefits UEL offers. As well as pension information, childcare vouchers and season ticket loans you’ll also find details of discounts for cinema tickets and grocery shopping among many other offers.

    Pensions and finance

    Our financial benefits help you plan for the future and also save money now.  We offer highly competitive pension schemes, a tax free childcare voucher scheme and season ticket loans among many other financial benefits.

    Health, Well-being and Fitness

    We know how important staff well-being is to the effective functioning of UEL and so we offer a range of support to promote this.  From a dedicated Occupational Health team, to access to specialised medical advice, discounted gym memberships and confidential Employee Assistance Programme, we believe staff should have access to the help they need whatever their concerns.

    Professional and Personal Development

    Our commitment to staff development and the careers of all our staff is demonstrated with online annual staff development reviews, access to part time study at UEL and an extensive range of courses and events to enhance management, teaching and learning.

    Family Friendly Benefits

    From childcare vouchers to parental leave policies and flexible working support, we know how important work life balance is to our staff and continue to look at ways to improve support.


    No matter how you travel to work, train, tube, bus, bike or car, we can help you save money.  We offer season ticket loans on public transport, a cycle purchase scheme, car parking and UEL buses for inter-campus travel.

    Equality and Diversity

    UEL is a unique organisation with rich diversity among its staff and students. We recognise and welcome the difference that exists among all people within our university community.  We place a great emphasis on inclusion and actively promote equality of opportunity and celebrate our diversity.

    We have a great working environment where all staff regardless of their background can be themselves and feel a part of the vibrant UEL family. Whether you identify as disabled or LGBT, UEL will always aim to accommodate and be as inclusive as possible so that all staff can be successful and reach their potential.

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    UEL is committed to being a good neighbour, concerned for the community and the environment.  We continually strive to improve our social and environmental performance, with the objective of ensuring that our activities contribute to the sustainable development of the communities in which we operate. 

    We promote environmental sustainability, student and staff volunteering, adding to the economic, social and cultural fabric of our local community, fairtrade, charitable and payroll giving and sustainable and ethical procurement.

    Contact us

    HR Contact Docklands Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD
    HR Contact Docklands Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD
    • Docklands Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD