Why work for us

We offer the right balance of challenging and rewarding work, and the opportunity to work in a culturally diverse community of staff and students, alongside some of the most knowledgeable people in Islamic studies.

Our work focuses not only on the historical context of Islam but also the integration of religion and cultural practices in modern society—therefore engaging with some interesting and important contemporary debates. At the IIS we value our staff wellbeing and to support our people we offer a variety of generous benefits to everyone who joins. These include a generous holiday entitlement, defined contribution pension scheme, as well as professional development opportunities.


Our full range of benefits includes:  


  • Discounted gym membership (with Better UK) 
  • Access to Care First – Aviva Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Interest-free bicycle purchase scheme  
  • Generous holiday entitlement  

Financial support 

  • Defined benefit pension scheme (with a 10% employer contribution) 
  • Interest-free season ticket loan scheme  
  • Funding towards PG Certificate in Teaching (for HE) and career development programmes and courses  

Family-friendly benefits  

  • Kiddivouchers 
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave  
  • Paternity Leave  

At the heart of what we do is a community of people with common values and a shared purpose. We take great pride in our work and are committed to developing best practice and to supporting employee engagement through listening and learning.