Wellbeing in the workplace
Your wellbeing at work is crucial in helping you to achieve your full potential. To help you stay healthy and happy at work the University offers a wide range of benefits, services and facilities ranging from flexible working and recreational facilties to counselling services and specialist safety advisors.
There is a wellbeing advisory group which meets termly to discuss policies and services that contributes to workplace wellbeing. The group is made up of academics, managers, trade union reps and members of the wellbeing services team.
Workplace Wellbeing Team
The University's Workplace Wellbeing team has an overview of our staff's and students' wellbeing and provides specialist services for the University, for managers and individuals. This dedicated team is divided into three main areas:
Health and Safety Unit
Employee Support Services
The team also includes the Environment and Sustainability Advisor. Visit the Environment pages to find out more about this important role.
UB Wellbeing Health Manager
This site offers a range of options including a Wellbeing check up, personalised health and wellbeing assessments, an opportunity to set your own personal goals and tailored help and advice.
When you sign up to the online programme you will be invited to complete a short questionnaire about your physical and emotional health and wellbeing. You will then receive a confidential report based on your reponses to help you explore your health and create an action plan to make realistic changes to your daily life which will improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Sport and Recreation
The campus in itself is a great place to relax and unwind at lunchtime perhaps with a lunchtime concert at the new Bramall music building or a visit to an exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
You could escape from the hustle and bustle of campus with a trip to Winterbourne House and Gardens where you could even join staff grow club and grow your own vegetables!
There are also a wealth of opportunity at the Munrow Sports Centre. The Try Sport programme is open to staff and students which gives you the opportunity to practise skills and make friends without finding a team to join.
If you are into team sports you could participate in Intra Mural Sport or if not, join an Active Lifestyles class or make use of the swimming pool or courts and pitches for hire.
Work Life Balance
The University shows its commitment to a positive worklife balance by offering flexible working, generous leave entitlements and the opportunities for extended periods of leave. Visit the leave and attendance pages to find out more.
Community and Faith
The University has several staff networks, clubs and societies promoting equality and diversity and offering broad opportunities for social networking and sharing interests with colleagues.
The University also works with trade unions to support our staff. For the purposes of collective bargaining (negotiating terms and conditions, pay increases and the like), the University recognises UCU for academic and related staff, and Unite, Unison and GMB for support staff.
The Multi Faith Chaplaincy is a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming place on campus for students and staff of all faiths and beliefs to meet and get to know each other. A spirit of open enquiry is actively encouraged - whether you want to ask questions of spirituality, explore your own faith or simply find out more about different religions, then the Chaplaincy is the place to do it.