Pay and Benefits
Pay in LUU
LUU operates two payroll systems, a monthly payroll and a weekly payroll. Monthly payments are made on the last working day of the month, Weekly payments are made every Friday. The current pay scales can be viewed by clicking the links below. LUU consult with the local trade unions (Unison and Unite) on the annual cost of living increase.
Monthly Pay Scale -effective from 01 December 2022
Weekly Pay Rates - effective from 01 April 2023
Pay at LUU
To help our people understand about remuneration in LUU we have pulled together some key information that we think all staff should know. It is our aim to use this section to answer your questions, support understanding of our process and highlight any new and emerging work in this area.
Tax and National Insurance
Lets face it tax can be taxing!
We have put together some advice and guidance that will help you to understand how tax works and where you can get more information about your national insurance number. Also how to get futher information and help.
We know that when it comes to finances, things can sometimes feel like a maze of numbers, jargon, and perplexing choices.
But fear not, because we're here to help take the stress out of money matters and guide you towards a healthier financial future.
We have pulled together some staff benefits that will help your pay check go that little bit further each month.
If you have any questions on any of these benefits don't hesitate to get in touch with the People team firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of our weekly paid roles are contracted to work term time only, which allows staff to be away from Leeds in the University holiday periods. Staff are paid holiday pay and get nice long breaks from work in the University holiday months.
Full time career staff are allocated 26 holiday days a year to book in when they want to take them, in agreement with their line manager of course 😊. Staff also receive 8 bank holidays and 6.5 closed days on top of this allowance. This includes being closed over the Christmas and new years period which our commercial teams particularly love!
Flexible and Hybrid Working
All LUU staff have the right to request flexible working providing they meet the government criteria. LUU sees flexible working as an advantage for our employee's as it allows them to work within their energy cycles, as well as giving flexibility for employees who may have family or personal commitments.
We recognise that there may be times where staff will be more productive whilst working from work whilst eliminating distractions and commuting times. Working from home allows people greater flexibility and control over their lives. LUU staff can request hybrid working through their managers.
If you want your time at Leeds to be about making change or supporting one another we offer our staff the opportunity to join our Staff Networks. We currently have three staff networks which are the; REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage) Network, LGBTQ+ Staff Network and the Women's Collective. Take a look here.
Connect with colleagues
Our Google connect groups are an informal way to connect with colleagues with similar interests or experiences to you. We have an Arts, Crafts and Projects group that meets regularly over a lunchtime to work on individual projects and have a chat. The Staff Choir meets weekly for a sing-a-long over lunchtime and is open to all staff regardless of experience.
For more information contact:
Arts, Crafts and Creative Projects - Alison Anthony (email@example.com)
Staff Choir - Tasha Pickles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LUU Staff Marketplace
If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Carla Thompson who will add you. We ask that all members read and respect the guidelines of the group which you’ll see in the chat.
NUS Totum Card
Want student discounts even when your not a student? As a member of staff you can buy an annual NUS Totum Card and get discounts in loads of online and high street retailers. If you are signing up for a Totum card, you need to use your University of Leeds email address, example: email@example.com
Your place of study is Leeds University Union and your subject is other.
Discounts in our Shops and Bars
Wear your LUU name badge and you can get 10% discount on selected items in Balcony, Common Ground, Scream, Terrace, Old Bar and Gear.
In the Co-op you can get 10% discount with a Totum card. With a Co-op Membership Card, you get up to 5% of what you spend into your Co-op Membership account. You can then spend this on most items in store. For details on how to obtain a Co-op Card refer to https://www.coop.co.uk/membership
LUU Eats and Reward
Discounted Travel Cards
Career staff are eligible to apply for an MCard. This is a discounted travel pass that you are able to purchase on a yearly basis and then have salary deductions taken from your payroll each month before tax. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Do you cycle to work?
It may be useful to know that there are cycle shelters dotted around campus which are available to staff. If you would like access to a cage, please email email@example.com, so they can arrange a time for you to collect an access card to whichever shelter works for you. Please note that there is a £10 deposit on access cards and fobs.
We also have showers in LUU for you to freshen up before you start work!
Mental Health Support
We have a wide range of mental health support available to staff including access to talking therapy with the Staff counselling and psychological support centre.
You can read more about the support available on our Mental Heath Support page here.
Edge Gym Membership
The edge gym is located on campus, it has a pool, weights a gym, squash courts, badminton courts, a climbing wall and loads of classes. LUU staff are eligible for discounted staff membership. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 3437406.
Learning and Development
We believe that it is our responsibility to help staff continue to learn and develop throughout their career. LUU will support this development through the provision of appropriate resources including time off to attend training and development events, support from line managers and access to information and advice about training and development activities.
We also recognise that there is more to learning than training courses and believe that a whole range of other activities can be a useful source of learning. These include attendance at conferences, reading books and other publications, meeting with people from other organisations, on the job training and e-learning.
Bright Beginnings Child Care Centre
Bright Beginnings is an award-winning centre providing high quality childcare to students and staff members at the University of Leeds and Leeds University Union. Rated as outstanding by Ofsted, the location is convenient for parents as it is situated on campus. https://www.brightbeginningschildcare.co.uk/