Emerald Group


Remote-first – with office for co-working

Fully flexible hours

Emerald Group
Most flexible Media companies – 2nd
Fully flexible hours

Emerald Group


Bringing research to life

We’re a group of businesses passionate about sharing knowledge. We believe that knowledge and learning can diminish divides and be an inclusive force for change. Our collective aim is to empower everyone to thrive in education, workplaces, communities, and society at large.

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Emerald Group provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Emerald Group is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – In-country
Summer hours
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Moments that Matter days
2 annual volunteering days
Emerald Extras - discounts /cashback schemes
Regional variances apply to our regional offices
Working at Emerald Group

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Bingley, Edinburgh & Horsham + various non UK

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
What employees are saying

I like the confidence and autonomy I have to deliver my work regardless of the hour I work. This makes it much easier for people who work with time zones and assist clients in several countries.

Emerald Group Employee

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Media companies – 2nd

Most flexible Media companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022

About us

The group has evolved over the years into a dynamic, digital-first business employing over 400 people worldwide. All are driven by a common purpose to unlock talent and equip decision-makers with the evidence and tools to make smart choices and tackle real-world challenges.

Emerald Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice. It was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that advance research and practice. Today, we continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where we feel we can make a real difference. We publish over 350 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 case studies, via our dedicated research platform.

Emerald Works are a team of passionate experts, who have joined forces to unlock the potential in millions of learners worldwide. Evidence-led and driven by insight, data and experience, we develop sustainable end-to-end learning strategies and solutions that work. Collectively building learning cultures that empower people to bring about real change for real impact.

Emerald Group Solutions provides support across the Group, working closely with colleagues in Emerald Publishing and Emerald Works to deliver efficient services and expert solutions across a number of different specialities including finance, people, workplace facilities, legal, customer operations and technology.

Flexible working at Emerald Group

We perform at our best when we feel trusted and are able to choose an approach to working that suits us best which is why Emerald offers fully flexible hybrid working. We have no core hours so you really can work when suits you best. All we ask is that you be fully transparent with your availability and ensure business needs are met.

We have various offices across the UK which you can choose to work from or you can be fully remote. We also support part time working and compressed hours.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

We believe passionately in equitable representation, influence and opportunity for all; regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, age or socioeconomic background. But the truth is that within Emerald and our communities we still have a long way to go.  We must consistently invest our time and resources to ensure that our workplace is inclusive and accessible by design, and that we are playing our part in driving change within our communities.

Our action plan for diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is sponsored by the executive team and is driven by a network of employees across the group who are empowered to make sure that our strategy remains meaningful and relevant to our communities around the world.  

What do we think of Emerald Group?

We loved working with Emerald Group. Their passion for flexibility is clear, they believe their employees should strike a healthy work-life balance. This is always difficult in a larger business. However Emerald is clearly succeeding. Offering flexible hours, a co-working/office space plus remote working Emerald Group employees are spoilt for choice!

If you're looking for a career in Publishing or Learning Content - take a look at Emerald Group.

Meet who might be hiring you

Hi, I'm Mandi and I'm one of the Business Partners in the People Team that supports our recruitment. We have a great culture at Emerald built on trust and we really value our people. We're always looking for individuals who are passionate about what they do and are happy working with others to reach a common goal. We work hard to deliver but are trusted to get the job done in ways that suit us best.

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Media companies – 2nd

Most flexible Media companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022