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Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Working at Coventry University

Working at Coventry University


Coventry University is a stimulating, diverse and enthusiastic organisation that is committed to delivering the very best experience for our students and staff alike. That's where you come in: if you would like to achieve the personal satisfaction of making a real difference to people's lives through your own individual contribution then we'd like to hear from you.

We employ approximately 3,000 staff in a variety of roles across the campus. As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including pension schemes, generous holiday allowances, flexible working, a childcare vouchers scheme, great training, personal and professional development and discounted membership to the University's bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre.

In addition we have a number of lifestyle benefits, such as our cycle to work scheme, CU living and our CU car share scheme, all designed to support your career, wellbeing and the environment. The University is also primarily based in the centre of Coventry, allowing great access to the road and rail networks.


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The City

Coventry is an historic city dating back to Saxon and Roman settlements as well as developing significantly during medieval times, and has a proud history in weaving, watchmaking, cycle manufacture and the automotive and engineering industries.

Following devastating bombing during World War II, the city became a symbol of hope and regeneration and was the first city to ‘twin’ with another city in the world: the city is now twinned with 27 other towns and cities internationally.

This also paved the way for the city to become a centre for peace and reconciliation and at its heart is the modern Cathedral designed by Sir Basil Spence, right next to the University campus.

Coventry also plays its part on the national and international stage; We hosted international football matches at the Ricoh Arena as part of the 2012 Olympic games, while artists and performers created an incredible 6 metre cycle-powered Lady Godiva puppet which travelled to London to take part in the opening ceremony.

The city also has a diverse range of activities to enjoy, including major concerts, ice hockey and football matches and theatre productions, in addittion to some interesting local attractions. For more information on the city, take a look at the official city guide.

Conveniently situated in the centre of Coventry, the University enjoys excellent public transport links and close proximity to major road networks – London is just over one hour by train and the city is easily connected to the surrounding countryside of Warwickshire. Easy commuting to Coventry means that you will have a wide choice of areas to consider living if you need to relocate to join our team - there is the city itself with many multicultural suburbs, thriving towns and villages located in beautiful nearby countryside.

Coventry University has achieved the following awards in recent years:

  • Reclaimed our name for Top New University (Complete University Guide 2018 league tables).
  • Coventry University is ranked 12th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018
  • We are in the top 6 universities for student experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • We were voted Modern University of the Year for three consecutive years; 2014, 2015 and 2016 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • We are ranked in the top 4% of higher education institutions in the world (QS World Rankings 2016)
  • We provide more students with the opportunity to learn and travel overseas than any other UK institution (HESA 2017)
  • 87% overall positive student satisfaction at Coventry University compared to 84% UK average (National Student Survey 2017)
  • 91% of our students are happy with the quality of their course (NSS 2016)
  • Top 200 in the world in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (2017)
  • 95% of our graduates are employed or in further study (DLHE Survey 2014/15)

View a list of our current job vacancies, or get in touch with the Human Resources Recruitment team to find out more about how to apply.

Contact us

To contact the Human Resources Recruitment team:

Telephone: +44 (0) 24 7765 3333


Fax: +44 (0) 24 7765 7815

Emergency out-of-hours telephone: +44 (0) 24 7765 8555

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