Beyond UCD's campus and facilities, a range of other benefits are available to employees of the university
Reasons to work in UCD
From 'Defined Benefit' pension schemes to Income Protection, there are great reasons to work with UCD. You can also avail of the "shorter working year" scheme, flexible working arrangements and a variety of leave types.
- Working time arrangements
- Hybrid Working Trial
- Financial Wellbeing
- Shorter Working Year
- Adoptive & Surrogacy Leave
- Career Breaks & Research Sabbatical Leave
- Income Protection & Life Assurance
- Pensions in UCD
At UCD we are passionate about developing our employees, we have in place a Performance for Growth (P4G) framework which provides all employees the opportunity on an annual basis, to align their development needs in the context of their work objectives and career aspirations. A number of areas across the University offer training and development to help you enhance your skills and competencies. The People Development Course Portal showcases training providers including; Teaching & Learning and Postdoctoral Researchers Careers. In addition, you'll have access to the LinkedIn eLearning platform, allowing you to control the time, pace, and place of your learning.
UCD provides you with the chance to avail of Government Cycle to work and travel pass schemes which offer tax-free bus and rail tickets and bikes for cycling to work. Savings of up to 50% are possible.
Communities & Supports
At UCD, employees can connect with communities (like the LGBT Network, Multicultural Employee Network or Staff Disability Network) that share UCD's ambition to create a diverse and engaging workplace.
And when it comes to life's ups and downs, our externally provided, Employee Assistance Service is available 24/7 to employees and their immediate families.