University of Derby

We, at the University, are committed to providing an environment which seeks to encourage an open and diverse community. This is reflected in our values and behaviours where we respect the rights and dignity of all people whatever their background

By consistently living our values, we seek to eliminate those things that undermine or are harmful to anyone involved in the activities of our University. We therefore believe that unlawful discrimination, intimidation or harassment of anyone connected with the University, specifically related to their race, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital or partnership status or maternity and pregnancy cannot be tolerated.


In addition we strive to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people from these protected groups. However, as a learning organisation we will provide an environment where people can address and debate differences and constantly reflect on practices


We recognise that our business practices, decisions and actions have the potential to impact disproportionately on certain groups or individuals and will therefore review relevant key policies and practices as well as major business changes. We will constantly reflect on our activities and be open and transparent about changes that have a major effect on employees or students.

We aspire to be recognised by the local community and the sector as an organisation that leads the way in publicly promoting the value of diverse cultures and our belief that these different experiences make our University a better place to work and study.

Jobs at the University of Derby

People can achieve great things at the University of Derby

Be part of our passion for learning  

Choose a career at the University of Derby and you’ll be part of an energetic, innovative team dedicated to inspiring learners and making a positive impact in the East Midlands region.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK investing more than £150 million in them over the last five years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching* and research** and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and non-academic staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

*Top Ten university for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2016.

**74% of our research was judged to have international impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework