Why work here?


Inside and outside of work, we all have different passions, responsibilities and motivations. And life can change rapidly. 

That's why we've designed a benefits package that works for everyone and supports you, whatever's happening in your life, when it's happening.

We call it our Total Reward Framework and it covers both the financial and non-financial benefits of working for us.

We’ll go through it in more detail if you apply, but here are just some of things our people love: 

  • Learning and development: From dedicated development days to mentoring and shadowing opportunities, we go out of our way to help you grow
  • Holiday allowance: Our holiday entitlement starts at 25 days per year and rises to 30 after five years’ service, plus generous public holiday leave on top of this
  • Maternity/adoption/paternity leave: We help you put family first with occupational maternity pay in excess of statutory, and generous paternity and adoption leave
  • Pension scheme: Your future will be in safe hands with the highly regarded Civil Service pension scheme
  • Working arrangements: A set of organisation-wide principles shape our approach to flexible and hybrid working, which our teams then use as guidance on how they deliver their business goals. We do our best to find an arrangement that works for everyone and many of us work flexibly, part-time or in job shares
  • On-site facilities: If you prefer walking, cycling or even running to work, we provide showers and lockers
  • Equipment for working at home: We have introduced an equipment policy to support hybrid working. We want to ensure we provide employees with the right equipment in the right location so they can carry out their role effectively, and to ensure that our legal responsibilities are met.

And there's more: in addition to our Total Reward Framework you’ll also enjoy other benefits, including free eye tests and flu jabs, and a staff social club who subsidise activities such as theatre trips and days out.

See jobs and apply
Kirsty Johnson
The OfS is really supportive of my volunteering work with refugee support organisations, and I’m able to work flexibly around these responsibilities.
Kirsty Johnson, Policy Adviser
OfS employees' cycle club
Ample cycle storage, showers and changing rooms make sustainable commuting so much simpler. And there’s a community of cyclists here who all support each other, from simple advice to tools and locks if you need to borrow one.
Rob Stroud, Head of Student Protection and Market Exit
Last updated 06 March 2023
06 March 2023
Working arrangements section updated
30 November 2021
Hybrid working and equipment for home working details added

Describe your experience of using this website

Improve experience feedback
* *

Thank you for your feedback