It's mutual. It's the pay, rewards and many benefits you earn for being a valued member of our University and by being ambitious and performing at your best.

As a member of staff you can access your personalised portal via MUSE. Simply click on ‘my services’ and select The Deal. Here you can see everything that is available to you in one place including:

  • Your personalised Total Reward Statement helping you understand how you are valued.
  • Details of all of those additional benefits you can access by being a valued member of staff and contributing to the University.
  • Access to professional and personal management and leadership development through Develop. Manage. Lead. also accessible here.
  • Find out what else is going on and how you can get involved in our diverse community.

These webpages provide further information on the reward and recognition strategy and policies that underpin and sit within The Deal. See below for further information on these areas.

RewardReward Strategy

The University's Reward Strategy supports the University's People Strategy 'Talent First' to ‎attract, grow and engage staff at all levels.

PayAndGradingPay and Grading

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

RewardingContributionRewarding Contribution

As part of The Deal we want to recognise the positive contribution you make to the success of the University. Find out about the incremental process for staff on grades 1 to 9 and the Professorial and Professorial Equivalent Salary Review Processes here.

AcademicLeadersAcademic Leaders Reward

The University is mindful of the key leadership role undertaken by Heads of Department and other Academic Faculty Directors, and this scheme rewards those who undertake these roles.


These pages cover information relating to the promotion of members of staff at the University of Sheffield.

Recognition AwardsRecognition Awards

As part of The Deal we want to recognise the excellent contribution you can make to the success of the University, individually and as part of your team, through a fair, flexible, responsive and transparent recognition scheme.

SettingPayRatesSetting Pay Rates

The University wants to ensure a decent standard of earnings for staff, delivered through base pay plus very generous benefits and a supportive working environment.


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