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2018 THELMA Shortlist


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.

Spring Cycle to Work Window will close on Friday 6th April


The Spring Cycle  to Work window is now open to receive applications.

The cycle to work scheme is a Government backed initiative which enables you to save on the cost of a bicycle, suitable for commuting to work, and safety accessories.

The Cycle to work scheme is offered in 3 application windows throughout the year, in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

The application windows (open for 6 weeks) for 2018 will be:

• Spring: 26 February 2018 to 6 April 2018
• Summer: 21 May 2018 to 30 June 2018
• Autumn: 17 September 2018 to 26 October 2018

To submit your application before the deadline please log onto The Deal via MUSE and select Cycle to work.

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


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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