Executive Recruitment

Working at Edinburgh

Discover the benefits of working for a world-leading university.

Our people have been making their mark on the world for more than four centuries. They've explored space, revolutionised surgery, won Nobel Prizes, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and laid the foundations for solving the mysteries of the universe.

To maintain our success as one of the world's leading universities, we recruit the best people to a variety of roles each year.

Whether you work in our research-led community of international academics or our team of talented and committed professional support staff, you’ll thrive in a stimulating, friendly and diverse environment that nurtures talent and rewards success.

Below are some videos of staff members talking about the benefits of working at the University:

How I contribute

 In this video, staff from across the university talk about how their work contributes to University Strategy.



Why we like working at the University of Edinburgh

Hear our staff talk about why Edinburgh is such a great place to live and work.




What Learning and Development is available to me?


Our challenges and how we overcame them

Starting work in a complex organisation like the University of Edinburgh can be quite daunting - hear from our staff talking about how they overcame this.


Advice from our staff

We asked staff members ‘What one piece of advice would you give to a new starter.


Staff Benefits

Here you will find information on various types of benefits available to University staff.

City of Edinburgh

Discover why Edinburgh is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

Despite its compact size, the city of Edinburgh has something for everyone. All year round, Edinburgh is a cultural hub, attracting the best in film, music, art and entertainment to its many cinemas, galleries, theatres and concert halls.

Its host of great pubs, clubs, restaurants, parks, gardens, shops and sport centres, makes Edinburgh an exciting and thriving place to live and work.

And, every summer, the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe deliver a billing of international acts in comedy, theatre, music and dance that attracts visitors in their thousands.

See our guide to the beautiful and vibrant city of Edinburgh:

Find out more about working at Edinburgh here.