Pay Rates and Determining Pay for Casual Workers and Agency Workers

In order to support principles of equal pay for work of equal value, the following hourly rates are linked to the first point on each of the nine University of Sheffield grades.

Hourly rates should be determined by first ascertaining the main duties/demands of the work and ascertaining which of the descriptions in the following table most closely fits with these demands.

The following rates are presented on an hourly basis. When determining hours for workers who will be carrying out demonstrating/teaching/lecturing activities etc, please ensure that an appropriate amount of time is agreed in advance to include time to undertake all related activities (e.g. sufficient non-contact time for preparation, teaching-related administration etc). Please see Determining number of contracted working hours for more information on this.

Please consult with your Faculty HR Team Contact should the rates prove insufficient to secure the services of an individual.

Rates will be uplifted in line with negotiated increases in the single pay spine.

Please Note: Hourly Rates must be applied for accrued annual leave, in addition to work undertaken. For further details relating to the calculation and processing of annual leave entitlements please refer to the section on Annual Leave arrangements for workers

For agency workers it is important to note that the below rates will only apply, in line with the Agency Worker Regulations, once the agency worker has attained a 12-week qualifying period at the University of Sheffield. Until then, the hourly rate will be determined by their agency provider.

Calculation of Hourly Rates

Hourly rates are calculated using a full time equivalent salary on the University of Sheffield Grading Scheme. The method of calculating an hourly rate is given below

For workers on all grades

(Full time salary / 52.143) / 35

Current University Salary Scales

Please note that prior to 1 August 2014, Grades 1 and 2 had a standard working week of 37 hours.

Hourly Rates for those with a Registration Agreement for Casual Work or agency workers with a 12-week qualifying service period (updated August 2017.)

Typical work demands / Example roles and activities Hourly Rate of Pay* (£) USGS related grade / point
Trainee /basic or routine clerical, technical, and manual work.

Examples:
basic filing, photocopying activities; food preparation and other catering assistant duties; cleaning, straightforward gardening, and other manual activity.
8.45 1.2
Junior or semi-skilled work.

Examples:
junior clerical work such as inputting, reception, etc; semi-skilled craft or technical work; routine portering /security work; campus tour guides; general sports assistant roles.
8.61 2.1
Work requiring specific set(s) of skills and knowledge to carry out a range of activities.

Examples:
roles requiring knowledge of packages & general clerical processes; skilled technical or craft work; and supervisors of manual and operational support staff, e.g. in catering, cleaning, etc.
9.13 3.1
Executing systems & processes requiring experienced based knowledge.

Examples:
experienced clerical /secretarial roles, technicians with specialist skills, senior portering roles.
10.29 4.1
Providing specialist in-depth support (e.g. to an administrative process, or to a technical or operational service); applying comprehensive knowledge and skills, possibly as a deputy team leader.

Examples:
senior clerical, administrative or technician roles.
11.83 5.1
Applying a detailed understanding of an area of work & its principles supported by relevant experience / qualifications.

Examples:
Assist in delivering pre-determined teaching & related activity under direct supervision, e.g. as a Demonstrator or Teaching Assistant.
Senior clerical, professional administrator or technician; supervisor /team leader of a small function.
Supporting research activity in a research assistant role.
14.10 6.1
Roles requiring well developed expertise and understanding of theory in own field of work.

Examples:
Preparing & delivering whole or parts of modules including contributing to the assessment of students, supervising student projects, & carrying out administrative duties, e.g. as a Teaching Associate, Tutor.
Contribute to research proposals and plan for research programmes, e.g. as a Research Associate.
Professionally qualified or experienced professional administrator or specialist; supervisor of a technical function; manager of a medium-large facility /operational service /function.
16.82 7.1
Roles require recognised and substantial expertise to provide expert authority or specialist advice. Contributions are often developmental (e.g. research, curriculum, policy, strategy) or managerial in nature.

Examples:
Design, prepare, co-ordinate and deliver teaching programmes, including preparing and supervising different modes of assessment. Undertake significant department administrative /other significant managerial-level activities, e.g. as a Lecturer, or University Teacher;
Contribute significantly to the initiation, development and management of research programmes, e.g. as a Research Fellow.
Manager of a significant unit /service /function /diverse team; providing a support service, e.g. specialist activity, design or project management, as an experienced adviser; senior specialist with impact on strategy or policy.
21.91 8.1
Roles requiring extensive and highly developed knowledge of principle, theory and practice with substantial reputation and skills to provide substantial contributions to leadership in own area.

Examples:
Senior Lecturer /Senior University Teacher; Senior Researcher; Senior manager /Head of major section, or a specialist strategic function.
27.74 9.1