Working for us

Join Jisc and be part of a not-for-profit organisation that empowers the higher, further education and skills sector with technology.

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What we do

Our talented people bring their own unique skills and experience to empower our members and customers with the technology they need to succeed:

  • Operating shared digital infrastructure and services
  • Negotiating sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers
  • Providing trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers

At Jisc, everyone plays a key role in driving change - we think that's the definition of a meaningful career. Take your next career step with us and you can make a real difference to the education and research sectors.

A smarter way to work

We embrace different ways of working to help you achieve your potential.

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Not the normal 9-5

We have friendly, open plan, modern offices in Bristol, Harwell (Oxford), London and Manchester. Dependent on your role, we don’t necessarily require you to work 9–5, five days a week, from a specific office or face-to-face. Jisc is a community and a very social place to work.

Smarter, flexible working

We believe in smarter, flexible working. You can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to develop and make a real difference to the education and research sectors.

We are proud to be part of the Tech Talent Charter and a living wage employer.

Our technology allows us to work with flexibility whilst maintaining connection with each other. We use tools such as Teams, Slack, and Yammer - all part of developing smarter ways of working that are output-focused, not location-focused.

Your voice matters

It is important to us that our people have a say in the organisation. We run a number of initiatives to support this, such as our employee voice forum and meet and greets with our leadership team.

We also hold an annual staff conference, and our ideas programme is a chance to contribute towards innovation, productivity and business improvement.

Our recognition scheme - including a quarterly awards event - is our way of giving clear and open thanks to our colleagues for doing a great job.

If you are passionate about sustainability, then we have champions in each of our business areas. Our champions gather ideas and feedback from across the organisation to help guide our strategy and make a positive impact in our communities.

Find your new role

Whether you are taking your first steps onto the career ladder, ready for more responsibility or on the lookout for your next leadership role, we might have the right opportunity for you.

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Key benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees.

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Having a good work/life balance is important to us.

As long as you're delivering to our high standards and doing a great job, we don't expect everyone to work 9-5 every day.

Flexible, agile working

We're open to a variety of flexible, agile working arrangements. This could include:

  • Job sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Working from home
  • Working from another office
  • Flexible hours

31 days holiday, parental leave and career breaks

  • 28 days annual leave plus three closure days at Christmas and eight bank holidays
  • Enhanced parental leave including maternity, shared parental, adoption and paternity leave
  • Sabbaticals/career breaks, study leave, three volunteer days, as well as emergency leave and enhanced sick leave

Learning and development opportunities

  • Our dedicated online learning platform offers a comprehensive range of learning opportunities in a wide range of subjects plus access to a world-leading library of professional development content
  • We support external training - such as a professional accreditation
  • We'll pay for any professional memberships that are required for your role
  • You'll have a personal development plan where you and your manager agree your objectives and development goals, including the support you need to give your best

We recognise that not everyone wants to move into a management role to progress their careers, so we’re developing technical career paths which are development routes for our technical roles.

Health and wellbeing support

The wellbeing of our people is important to us. Fostering a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment is crucial to innovation, productivity and wellbeing.

We offer:

  • An employee assistance programme which offers 24-hour advice and support and six free counselling sessions to our employees and their immediate family
  • Eye care scheme including free eye test vouchers and £55 towards new glasses for VDU use
  • Mental health support via the Thrive app
  • Occupational health support
  • Medicash Health cash plan

Financial wellbeing support

  • Discounted borrowing and savings products
  • Money insights - access to a range of tips, videos and tools for budgeting and saving to help you make the most of your money

Generous pension scheme

From day one you have the opportunity to join one of our generous pension schemes (dependent on your grade). You will receive a generous employer contribution with flexible employee contribution.

Discounts, rewards and travel loans

  • We’ll lend you the money to buy your season ticket for your commute to work, interest free
  • Our discounted cycle scheme means we can help you save 42% on a new bike and equipment
  • Our Jisc rewards employee discount scheme gives you money off shopping, cinema, days out, IT equipment and gym membership
  • We give performance awards including recognition and financial awards

Explore opportunities

If you want to work with great people, doing great things, take a look at our current vacancies.

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Always inclusive

Our people are driving change. That’s why we value the uniqueness of every employee.

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We believe that our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our success. It’s being woven into everything we do, creating long-lasting and systemic change.

In support of this, we engage with our diversity and inclusion steering group, employee-led networks (including neurodiversity, LGBTQIA+, race and ethnicity, faith, women, men’s health and wellbeing, menopause and accessibility) and expert partners to provide insights so that we maintain an always inclusive culture. In fact, it’s one of our six guiding principles. Jisc is a place of diverse minds where every voice is heard and respected.

Take your next career step

We have many exciting opportunities available across the UK in a variety of job sectors.

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