Policies, Procedures & Related Guidance


Equality & Diversity

Information and guidance relating to the University's commitment to creating an inclusive University community which encourages everyone to flourish and reach their potential within a positive and supportive culture.

myJob & myTeam

Details on how to use the myJob self service facilitates to change your personal details, book leave and view your payslip. Also provides details for managers/administrators on how to use myTeam to approve leave requests and amend certain details for staff within their team.

Contractual Relationships

Details of the employment contracts and employment relationships in place at the University of Sheffield.

Working Overseas

The University is increasingly focused on making and building on our international links and partnerships and building on our ‘We are International’ campaign. To support this we are working with key stakeholders across the University to develop a toolkit to support staff and managers in making the necessary arrangements for working overseas.

Jobs, Recruitment & Selection

Details of current job vacancies and information about how to apply on line. Recruitment and Selection guidance and support aimed at attracting and recruiting the highest calibre of candidate for every position at the University of Sheffield.

Immigration & Criminal Records Checks

Important information and guidance relating to the prevention of illegal working and criminal record checks at the University of Sheffield. Including information about Eligibility to Work (ETW), Sponsorship under the Points-Based System and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) formally Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

Guidance for New Staff

If you're a new member of staff, or co-ordinating an induction programme for a new starter, visit these pages to find out more about key activities for new starters, induction events, and useful information for new staff.

Terms & Conditions of Employment

Details of the terms and conditions of employment for staff employed at the University of Sheffield.

Pay & Grading

Details relating to pay and grading including salary scales, grade profiles and increments.

Academic Staff Information

Policies, procedures and guidance relating specifically to academic staff (teaching and/or research).

Honorary, Visiting & Academic Titles

Details of the Academic titles awarded by the University.

Student Working Relationships

Guidance relating to the students working within the University of Sheffield, including the Sheffield Graduate Training Contract (SGTC) and work experience placements.

Staff Review & Development Scheme (SRDS)

Information and guidance relating to the SRDS process, including objective setting, providing feedback and identifying training and development to support these objectives.

Staff Development

There are opportunities for development everywhere. To help facilitate your learning and develop your skills at a time and in a way that suits you, these webpages include a range of resources, such as learning events, videos, online resources and books, focussing on four key development themes.

Leadership & Management Development

Information on developing the leadership and management skills, behaviours and knowledge of University staff at all levels including The Sheffield Leader and guidance for Academic Heads of Department.

Flexible Working

Information, guidance and support relating to the University's commitment to providing, wherever possible, flexible working arrangements.

Reward & Recognition - The Deal

Details of the University's Reward Strategy.

Juice, Everyday Health & Wellbeing

Juice helps you take care of your everyday health and wellbeing at work, bringing together a range of services, guidance and activities, creating a remarkable place to work.

Leave: Annual Leave, Bank Holidays & Adverse Conditions and other leave

Details of the University's provisions and procedural arrangements for annual leave, bank holidays, closure days. Also arrangements for unexpected leave and adverse conditions/events causing disruption to the activities of the University of Sheffield.

Family Leave

Information, guidance and support relating to the parental, maternity, paternity/partner and adoption leave provisions available to staff at the University of Sheffield.

Sickness & Absence Through Ill Health

Information, guidance and support relating to good practice aimed at preventing ill health, the effective management of sickness absence when it occurs and the rehabilitation of staff where reasonable.

Resolving Workplace Issues

Information for staff and managers relating to resolving workplace disputes, conflicts or grievances. Includes information on addressing bullying and harassment concerns and the mediation scheme.

Performance, Capability & Conduct

Information, guidance and support relating to the management of performance, capability and misconduct issues.

Change Management - Restructuring & Redundancy Avoidance

Information, guidance and support relating to the University's commitment to security of employment and redundancy avoidance.


Guidance and support relating to the University's redeployment provision.

Retirement Planning

Guidance and support for both staff and managers relating to planning for retirement and enabling a smooth transition into retirement.

Leaving the University

Information, guidance and support for staff leaving the University of Sheffield.

Drugs and alcohol guidance (PDF)

Guidance for both staff and managers on drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

Looking for something else?

There is a wealth of information, guidance and support available from Human Resources relating to all aspects of employment and supporting policies and procedures. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact your HR Team Contact.

Find out more about the results of the Staff Survey 2014

Visit the Staff Survey web pages to find out more.