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Job Opportunities at Cardiff Metropolitan University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cardiff Metropolitan is a progressive university. We work with purpose, impact and compassion and always in partnership. We make economies more prosperous, societies fairer, cultures richer, environments greener and communities healthier. In partnership with our students, staff and stakeholders we transform individual lives, Wales and the wider world through high-quality, high impact education informed by our cutting-edge research and innovation.

Our growing staff and student body has over 1,600 core staff and over 25,000 student enrolments; 23% are international students from over 130 countries with over 33% studying postgraduate programmes. We have a further 13,500 students in 13 countries across the world studying our programmes through our 13 global education partners. We are committed to inclusive working and learning environments, and our student and staff body enjoys a strong sense of community together with the benefits of a high quality of life in a vibrant university city of over 50,000 students.

Our progressive university has grown, diversified and improved significantly over the last strategic period, increasing in turnover from under £100m in 2017 to over £150m in 2023. In 2020, the University was named The Sunday Times ‘Welsh University of the Year 2021’; in 2021 it became the Times Higher Education ‘UK and Ireland University of the Year 2022’; and in 2022 it was ranked the top university in the UK in the People and Planet Green League and top in Wales in the Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Our values of creativity, innovation, inclusivity and trust, supported by our behaviours of leadership, courage, accountability and agility are underpinned by the principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy which guide us as we collaborate across the globe.

If you would like to join our impactful, collaborative and compassionate community, ​please take a look below at our current opportunities. You can also ​sign up for job alerts which can be found by clicking the link on our job search page.

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Cardiff School of Art and Design
Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
Commercial Services
Commercial Services
Food Industry Centre
Global Engagement

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Key Benefits of Working at Cardiff Met

About Us

Cardiff Metropolitan University, dating back to 1865, is a driver of educational and social transformation, a catalyst for innovation and the economy, and a key contributor to inclusive and sustainable growth locally, nationally and internationally. In partnership with our students, staff and stakeholders, we transform lives and communities through high-quality, high-impact education informed by cutting-edge research and innovation. Our collaborative endeavours extend from our two campuses in Cardiff to schools, colleges, business, industry, charities, government and communities locally, nationally and internationally, including through our extensive trans-national education partnerships. Our values guide our efforts and we work with purpose, compassion and impact to make economies more prosperous, societies fairer, cultures richer, environments greener and communities healthier.

Cardiff Metropolitan University’s academic portfolio is oriented towards practice-focused and professionally recognised education and research. Our taught programmes align with the University’s research and innovation agenda and deliver impact in a wide range of areas across art, design and environment, business and management, education and social policy, sport and health sciences and digital and data sciences, computing, robotics and engineering technologies.

Our growth agenda, realised through the development of over 60 new degree programmes since 2019 and evidenced by an increase in turnover of 50% over the last 6 years, is driven by our values and our focus on our people. Our staff have placed Cardiff Met as the top employer of choice in UK universities’ external surveys 2019 and 2020 (Capita), and in 2022 our staff engagement score is the highest in the sector (People Insight). The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey has ranked us first for resources and support in the UK in 2022; and our taught students have been supported to create successful graduate start-ups that place us in the top 10% of UK universities.

Cardiff Metropolitan University has been ranked as the best university in the UK for sustainability in People and Planet’s Green League 2022/23. People & Planet’s Green League is the only comprehensive and independent league table of all UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance. To add to this accolade, Cardiff Met has just been ranked as a gold tier university in Uswitch’s Green Universities Report 2022, which highlights UK universities’ commitment to sustainability. Cardiff Met has undertaken extensive work in a number of areas which has brought huge benefits to students, staff and community members.

To read more about us, please visit: Strategy 2030


Our high-performance culture is steered by our compassionate leadership underpinned by clear values. Our values provide a moral compass that guides the institution, bringing out the best in our students and staff. Compassionate leadership is about listening, leading, coaching and supporting all members of our community to achieve their full potential thus enabling us to achieve our ambitions aligned to our values.

We are committed to social, economic and environmental responsibility. Our education, research and innovation deliver positive impacts for equality, social inclusion and environmental sustainability, locally, nationally and internationally.

Our values of creativity, innovation, inclusivity and trust, supported by our behaviours of leadership, courage, accountability and agility are underpinned by the principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy which guide us as we collaborate across the globe.

Recognising the intersectionality of factors that exclude from education and the benefits and impacts of education, we will continue to tackle discrimination. We will continue to break down cultural barriers, making our community more inclusive and representative of those we seek to serve. We will develop our people to reflect our diverse communities, investing in building the skills and attributes needed to work equitably with individuals and groups of all backgrounds in Wales, the UK and globally.

The University is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture, and we warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector. We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. If you would like to learn more about our policies, please visit our Policy Hub.

Location / Commute

Cardiff Met is a warm and welcoming University based across two campuses in the bustling and vibrant City of Cardiff, a 5-10 minute walk from all main transport links. Read more about our location and campuses.

We provide a healthy and thriving environment for staff, students and the local Community. Read the latest on Health and Wellbeing here.

Salary & Benefits

We have a range of great benefits for employees including:

  • Generous annual leave: 25/30 plus 12 concessionary days
  • Membership of the Local Government and Teachers Pension Scheme with generous contributions
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities
  • Award winning sports and fitness facilities with subsidised membership
  • Subsidised complementary therapy
  • Access to all library facilities
  • Free independent staff counselling
  • Chaplaincy
  • Free eye care vouchers and contributions towards eye care

Work-life Balance

We pride ourselves on providing a working environment that supports employees to achieve the right work-life balance by offering a range of flexible working approaches, including flexi-time and flexi-home, and family friendly initiatives. Please view our current list of vacancies to explore flexible working opportunities.

Career Progression & Development

Our employees are our biggest asset and investing in talent is vital to sustainable growth and success. We are committed to improving and developing our colleagues and offer a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

We offer access to a wide range of learning and development that is accessible, relevant and engaging. This includes relevant technical skill development, digital skills training and qualifications, seminars, workshops, programmes, mentoring and coaching, and on demand learning that covers a broad range of support for high quality learning and teaching, research, leadership and management and personal effectiveness.

Current Vacancies

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