Information for international job applicants and applicants moving into Hertfordshire

We have a diverse and vibrant staff community at the University of Hertfordshire with members of staff from a wide range of areas.

Applications from international staff are always welcome but you will need to have permission to work in the UK before you start any job. Only in very exceptional circumstances will the University be able to apply for a work visa for a new member of staff. If you have further queries, please contact us.

Good to know

Accommodation

Short term accommodation

There is a wide range of hotels available in the Hatfield, St Albans and Welwyn Garden City area, all of which are at a short commutable distance to the University of Hertfordshire.

The following hotels are a guide only, and are not recommendations:

Long term accommodation

If you are looking for a more permanent place to stay there are a number of estate agents located in Hatfield, St Albans and Welwyn Garden City which offer property to rent or to buy.

The following estate agents are a guide only, and are not recommendations:

Banking

The University of Hertfordshire has a cash point on each campus. There are also five major high street banks in Hatfield, which all offer a wide range of services.

Find a branch:

Childcare and schooling

If you are a parent working at the University of Hertfordshire, we can offer you on-campus childcare facilities at the University Day Nursery. We accept children aged between 3 months and 5 years.

The Nursery offers:

  • a warm, caring environment where every day is an adventure
  • qualified, enthusiastic and helpful staff
  • the highest standards of care and education
  • a flexible approach to learning and development

There are other childcare providers in the area that are independent of the University. The BestOfHertfordshire website may assist you in deciding which is the most appropriate for your circumstances.

Disabled staff

The University of Hertfordshire values its staff and is committed to recruiting and retaining disabled people. Our Disability Services offer specialist advice and guidance for all staff regarding the diverse range of  specialist provision available.

We have a dedicated Occupational Health department and disability services that offer a wide range of services, some of which are:

  • support for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • support for people with a visual impairment
  • employment adjustments for people with mental health difficulties
  • support for people with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia

Medical care

The University of Hertfordshire health centre

The College Lane campus has a fully equipped health centre which offers medical support for staff that have registered with them.

Campus Pharmacy

The Campus Pharmacy provides an over the counter service and advice to students and staff at the University of Hertfordshire. We are one of the first universities in the UK to open a campus pharmacy run by its own School of Pharmacy.

Medical insurance

A British Universities Private Medical Insurance Plan is available to staff at the University of Hertfordshire. The Scheme is voluntary and the University makes no contribution. If you choose to take advantage of the Plan you will do so at your own cost. Payment is by direct debit.

New members of staff who choose to join the Scheme are automatically accepted into the Plan provided they join within one month of starting employment at the University. The Plan is underwritten and arranged with Private Patients Plan Ltd (PPP Ltd) and promoted by Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

Pensions

There are 2 pension schemes available for staff at the University of Hertfordshire:

Both schemes offer:

  • a guaranteed pension based on salary and length of service
  • opportunities to take some pension as tax-free cash
  • partners' pension
  • death grant of three times salary
  • valuable contributions from the University

Religion

The University of Hertfordshire welcome staff from all faiths. The Key, our multi-faith and multi-cultural chaplaincy, is located on the College Lane campus and has its own Muslim prayer facilities. In addition to the University's faith provision, there are many other places in the local area that offer a place to worship depending upon your particular faith.

Staff benefits

Staff at the University have access to a wide range of benefits including financial benefits and discounts along with family friendly working, a childcare voucher scheme and on-site nursery.

Things to do and places to visit

There are a wide range of activities in the local community that you can take part in. You will find a few suggestions on the websites listed below:

Where to find us

The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield, just 20 minutes by train from London’s King's Cross station and within easy access of the A1(M). Our 2 sites, College Lane campus and de Havilland campus, are situated less than a kilometre apart. A network of pathways, cycle routes and handy shuttle buses connects the sites.