Support for our staff

Support for our staff

When a new member joins the Animal and Plant Sciences team we do everything we can to help them settle in, and that safety net never goes away. There are a number of departmental resources and University-wide initiatives in place to support induction, networking and career development.

Staff Handbook

We're building an online staff handbook which will contain lots of information, resources and procedures for new and current APS staff. It will contain a who's who in the department and information on how different processes work. The book will also include access guides to support you with recruitment and induction.

In the meantime, the Faculty of Science Staff Intranet contains lots of support for staff involved in teaching, research and recruitment, as well as development opportunities for early career researchers and professional staff.

Faculty of Science Staff Intranet

University initiatives

There are a number of programmes in place to help staff across the University of Sheffield. These include networks for parents, female staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff.

Staff networks

You can find details of the University's policies relating to matters including family leave, flexible working and wellbeing on the Human Resources webpages.

Policies, procedures and related guidance


Whether you're a new member of staff, expanding your own team or organising an event, download the documents shown below to guide you.

When you join APS

Induction essentials

Induction checklist for new staff

Acronym Decoder

Recruiting new staff

Induction checklist for line managers

Organising events

Equality guidelines for organising a scientific meeting