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2018 THELMA Shortlist

2018

We are pleased to announce that the University has been shortlisted for a 2018 Times Higher Leadership & Management Award (THELMA) in the category Workplace of the Year.

The submission focussed on our commitment to creating a supportive and positive environment for both incoming and exsting staff, based on the Power of the People strategy and across three main themes: environment, engagement and valuing staff.

The THELMAs are now in their 10th year and are the only national awards honouring the full range of professional services and administrational talent working in universities. The awards are open to any organisation working in Higher Education.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday 21 June.

For further information see The 2018 Leadership & Management Awards.

Staff Mental Wellbeing - New Webpages available

 PSJuice

May marks the return of Mental Health Awareness Week (14 – 20 May).

As well as Juice activities and events, this year we are launching dedicated webpages to support staff mental health and wellbeing.

Designed to be a practical resource, the new webpages provide advice, guidance and signposts to available services, information and activities.

Click here to view the Staff Mental Wellbeing home page.

International Staff Support

international staff

We are proud that so many of our University colleagues are from overseas.

We recognise the unique challenges that our international staff members can often face when they come to the University from abroad. We have therefore developed a new web page dedicated for international staff to provide key information to support you, before and during your time at Sheffield. There is also a toolkit for managers who recruit international staff.

If you would like the opportunity to meet with a colleague from Human Resources to discuss the support that is available to you as an international member of staff there are 15-minute individual appointments available on the following date:

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 2.00-3.30pm

To request an appointment, please visit the 1:1 Support Discussions web page.

Childcare Vouchers  - Deadline for Closure of the Scheme Extended

Childcare

On Tuesday 13 March 2018 the Government agreed to extend the deadline for the closure of the Childcare Voucher scheme to new joiners for a further 6 months.

Prior to this we have communicated HMRC’s deadline for the closure of the University’s Childcare Voucher scheme and the action staff needed to take to meet the scheme deadline.

Following this new development we advise staff who are eligible to receive childcare vouchers to continue apply to join the scheme as normal. The Childcare Voucher Scheme will now close on 4th October 2018.

Due to the timing of the University's orders this will mean that the deadline for applying to join the scheme will be Friday 24th August 2018 in order to join the scheme for September 2018. This will enable staff to receive their
first Childcare Voucher payment on the 10th September and receive a salary deduction before the scheme closure date of 4 October 2018. 

The University will continue to monitor the situation for new developments and will advise of any further agreed changes closer to the revised deadline.

For further information including how to apply please see our webpage.

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