People are our most valuable asset and we believe in rewarding our staff generously for their contribution to our success. In addition to competitive salaries, this includes a range of additional benefits to enhance our reward package.

A world of opportunities

SRUC is an integrated institution delivering tertiary education, research and consultancy to serve a wide range of stakeholders in agriculture, land and the rural sector.

We are a designated higher education institution and are recognised by the Scottish Funding Council as a Small Specialist Institution.

Our main education and research activities are delivered from six campuses, including four education farms: Aberdeen, Ayr, Barony (nine miles from Dumfries), Edinburgh (including sites just south of Edinburgh), Elmwood (in Cupar, Fife) and Oatridge (in Ecclesmachan, West Lothian).

Consultancy activity is delivered through a network of 26 consultancy offices spread across Scotland and northern England and we have eight veterinary disease surveillance centres in Scotland.

Careers as varied as our staff

As a progressive, globally facing institution, we are home to world class academics and researchers working on leading edge research and education that will have a positive impact way beyond our shores.

And our specialist consulting teams work with industry the length and breadth of the country helping to improve the day-to-day and longer-term sustainability of agricultural related businesses from crop and animal management advice to developing understanding of renewables and food chain management.

A place of work where your day makes a difference

SRUC employees are a friendly bunch that thrive in our demanding yet fun working environment. No day is like the other when your job is so connected to the countryside, nature and the challenges our modern society poses.

SRUC staff are not in it for their own benefit, our main goal is to support and encourage Britain's natural economy and help it grow and flourish.

Make a real world difference with a career at SRUC where achievement is encouraged, recognised and rewarded.

At SRUC, boundaries are not barriers.

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Equal opportunities for all SRUC staff

It is the policy of SRUC to provide equality of opportunity for all applicants for employment and for all its employees.

This policy of equal opportunity will apply regardless of a person’s gender, age, marital status, parental status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, transsexualism or physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic.

SRUC is committed to the development and use of employment procedures and practices, which do not discriminate and which will provide genuine equality of opportunity for all employees.

See our policies section for more information.

SRUC disability policy summary

SRUC is committed to a positive and pro-active approach to people who have a disability/learning difficulty (e.g. a physical disability, sensory impairment, medical condition, learning difficulty or mental health condition). SRUC seeks to enable employees with any such disability/learning difficulty to successfully pursue their work in equality with all other employees, through recognition of the additional support they may need to achieve this.

SRUC is committed to the Disability Confident scheme which includes recognition of the 'Two Ticks Positive About Disability process' and guarantees an interview to people with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy. Human Resources will monitor compliance with this commitment.

Please inform Human Resources if any adjustments or support are required for interview, or whether any adjustments or adaptations may help you overcome operational difficulties presented by the job. Disabled applicants are not obliged to inform employers of their disability but they will still be covered by the Equality Act 2010 once their disability becomes known.

Cultural and religious needs

We respect the cultural and religious lives of our staff. If you need time away from work, or special facilities, and can give adequate notice for arrangements to be made, this will always be considered.

Trade Union recognition at SRUC

Trade Union representation is recognised by SRUC. You may be contacted by relevant unions once you commence employment with SRUC. Members of staff are free to decide whether to become members of a trade union.

Travelling and Subsistence

Travelling and subsistence expenses incurred in connection with the duties of the post will be paid according to the reimbursement rates in effect.

Driving Licence

If a driving is an essential or a major part of your job role in SRUC, you must have a full current driving licence at all times.

No Smoking Policy

SRUC operates a ‘No Smoking’ policy.

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Benefits of working for SRUC

SRUC rewards staff generously for their valuable input to making the organisation the success that it is and ensuring it continues to develop for the future.

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