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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Inside and outside of work, we all have different passions, responsibilities and motivations. But it only takes a change of circumstance or a change of heart and your life can look quite different. 

That’s why we’ve designed a benefits package that works for everyone. 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 for now here are 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. Everyone needs time to recharge, so our holiday entitlement starts at 25 days per year and rises to 30 after five years’ service.
  • Maternity/Adoption/Paternity leave. We’ll make sure you put your family first with occupational maternity pay in excess of statutory, and generous paternity leave.
  • Pension scheme. Your future will be in safe hands with the highly regarded Civil Service pension scheme.
  • Flexible working. We’re open to how we work together. So if your circumstances change, we’ll do our best to find an arrangement that works for both of us.
  • Hidden benefits. In addition to our Total Reward Framework you’ll also enjoy a few other benefits, ranging from free eye tests to joining our staff social club who subsidise activities such as nights out at the theatre.
  • On-site facilities. If you fancy walking, cycling or even running to work, you’ll be pleased to know we provide showers and lockers.