Terms & Conditions of Employment

Your formal contract of employment with the University of Sheffield consists of:

  • Your letter of appointment
  • Current standard terms and conditions appropriate to the grade of your post. These Terms and Conditions contain weblinks to the HR policies and procedures which form part of your contract of employment.
  • Other documents such as the 'About the Job' and SRDS review forms are also important, although these are not contractual. Keep them in a safe place.

Terms and Conditions of employment, apart from salary scales and grades, are mostly subject to local consultation with the relevant recognised trade unions.

There are other policies and procedures which do not form part of your Terms and Conditions which can also be accessed on the HR web pages.

  • You are responsible for ensuring that you access the HR web pages on a regular basis to obtain up to date information regarding new or amended University policies and procedures and codes of practice.
  • We amend these from time to time to ensure they are good practice and up to date with employment law.


Summary of Terms & Conditions

The document below provides a summary of Terms and Conditions for staff at Grades 1 to 9.

Statute Section 6

Section 6 of the University's Statutes (part of The University of Sheffield Charter, Statutes, Regulations) relates to employment.

Full Terms and Conditions

Full terms and conditions for Grades 1 to 9 (including Grade 8 and 9 - Lecturers, Senior Lecturers and Readers) and Clinical Staff.

Medical or Dental Staff

Full terms and conditions for:

Sheffield Graduate Training Contract

The Sheffield Graduate Teaching Contract (SGTC) recognises Sheffield Graduate Trainees (GTAs) as employees of the University and ensures that this is reflected in the remuneration and benefits provided and the ways in which they are engaged, supported, informed and encouraged to develop.

Governance & Contracts of Employment

Details relating to the conditions on which contracts of employment are based and how they are regulated.

Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing)

This policy is designed to allow staff, students and all members of University bodies (eg University Committees and Faculty Boards) to raise, at a high level, concerns or information that they believe in good faith provides evidence of malpractice or impropriety. Individuals discovering apparent evidence of malpractice, impropriety or wrongdoing within the University should feel able to disclose the information appropriately, without fear of reprisal.

Security of Staff Data away from the Workplace

Personal information is any data from which an individual can be identified. The following guidance covers the removal from the workplace of personal information about University of Sheffield staff.

Anti-Bribery Statement

A statement outlining the University of Sheffield's commitment to applying the highest standards of conduct and integrity in its business activities in the UK and overseas.

Personal Relationships and Conflicts of Interest in the Workplace

The purpose of this policy statement is to provide guidance to all University staff regarding personal relationships within the University, in order to avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest, or misuse of power and authority.

Guidance for Managers:

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Pay & Grading

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

Contractual Relationships

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

Academic Staff Information

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

Statute Section 6

These web pages relate primarily to the review of Section 6, which is the Statute governing the employment of academic staff.

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. An index of information can be found at Policies, procedures and related guidance

Alternatively, if you are unable to find the information you require, please contact your HR Team contact