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A workplace where you can be yourself

Here at Durham, you’ll discover a globally outstanding University, a unique and historic setting, and a welcoming environment where you can be yourself, whoever you are, and whatever your background.

Join our team and you’ll discover all you need to thrive and to be your best, and you’ll enjoy lots of benefits and rewards in return, too.

What’s more, being part of Durham is about more than just the success of the University; it’s also about contributing to the success of the city, county and community that is Durham itself.

An opportunity to do outstanding things in the world

We’ve created much more than just a welcoming working environment. If you’re looking to develop and grow in your role, we also believe that Durham is a place that will inspire you to do outstanding things.

Hybrid working

We’re proud to have developed a system of hybrid working that allows people to work in a way that best suits them (where the role allows) - and which strengthens our commitment to environmental sustainability, too.

Your ability to make the most of a hybrid working pattern will depend on the needs of our University, and on your specific role. But, where possible, you will have the opportunity to work both on and off campus and potentially to flex your working hours.

Our job families

When you join us in Professional Services, your role will fall into one of our four main job families.

Our job families each have a specific focus, and help us define the significant contributions that our people make across our University, and to the wider student experience.

You’ll find people from each job family across our University, in different departments, colleagues, buildings and locations.

Business Process and People Services

Roles in this family provide a comprehensive service and deliver the efficient administration and governance of the University.

Community, Participation and Engagement Services

Roles in this family provide an excellent stakeholder experience for our diverse and supportive community.

Estates and Information Infrastructure Services

Roles in this family manage and maintain the integrity of University buildings, estates and information services.

Technical, Research and Teaching Services

Roles in this family provide creative and analytical input to facilitate the delivery of world class teaching, learning and research activities.

Find out more about our job families, and the typical roles within each family. 

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