Free thinking people need not apply, perfect job for robots
Although in general the University is set in a lovely location and job security is pretty good, ingenuity in individuals is frowned upon. It is very easy to ‘get lost’ in the melee of middle management, and this does also create issues in that one manager will tell you to do one thing but another something different. If you are lucky enough to teach in the academic side of the University things are pretty rosy but if you are in the services sector then expect to be treated as a second class employee, with less advantageous incentives, the pension scheme is a classic example of this... the grade system used is also a little bias... the higher grade you are the more holiday you are entitled to. Flexible working will be advertised but hardly ever given.
Lovely location, job security
Muddled management, bias grading incentives