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The University operates a Relocation Scheme that may be available to new staff, depending upon circumstances and their eligibility.

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There are a number types of pension scheme available to university staff:

All these schemes allow members to make additional voluntary contributions to secure additional benefits.

Subject to certain limited exceptions, if you are eligible to become a member of either USS or OSPS and you join the pension scheme, you are automatically enrolled in the University's salary exchange scheme for pension contributions from the date of joining the pension scheme for OSPS members and from three full months after joining the pension scheme for USS members.

Further details of the scheme are in section 3.5 of the Handbooks for Support Staff and Academic-related Staff.

A new employee may opt out of Salary Exchange. To do so you must give notice in writing to the Payroll Manager that you do not wish to join the scheme at least one month before you are automatically enrolled.

Read more: Pensions website

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Support staff (grades 1-5) who have 25 years continuous service with the University may be eligible for a special payment, as an award for their long service. The amount of the payment will vary from year to year and will be subject to tax. It will be paid through the University payroll. Further information on the scheme can be obtained from your individual departmental administrator.

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The Accommodation Office hold a private housing list which any member of Oxford University can register for.

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As a general rule, the University does not give loans or advances of salary. However, people in circumstances of exceptional hardship may apply to be considered for assistance. For further information contact your departmental administrator.

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