The Deal


Click on the tabs below for more information on our range of benefits accessible through The Deal portal.



Childcare vouchers

The childcare voucher scheme can help you reduce your childcare costs. You can access childcare vouchers up to a maximum value per month which are exempt from income tax and National Insurance (NI). You can use your vouchers as payment towards a variety of childcare provisions, for children up to the age of 15 (16 if they have a disability). 

 Monthly Deadline for Applications

To join the scheme you must apply before the 25th of the month, the month before.  For example to receive Childcare Vouchers in July you will need to apply before the 25th June.

Please note: Following the decision by the Government to extend the deadline for the scheme closure to 4th October 2018, the University’s Childcare Voucher Scheme will now close to new joiners from 24th August 2018. New joiners must apply for the scheme before 24th August 2018.

For more information visit our Childcare Vouchers and Tax-free-childcare webpage.

Tax-free childcare

Introduced in April 21017, Tax-free childcare is Government scheme which operates independently of employers.  The scheme operates like a bank account. You pay money into your account from your net pay (after tax and NI deductions) and can be used to pay for your childcare. For every 80p paid into the account, the Government will add 20p.  To achieve the maximum savings of £2,000, you will need to pay in £8,000 per child per year.

Parents can't use Tax-free childcare at the same time as they receive Childcare Vouchers, Universal Credit or tax credits.

Please note if you apply for Tax-free childcare you will need to stop receiving childcare vouchers within 3 months of submitting your application and you will not be able to re-join the scheme.

For more information visit our Childcare Vouchers and Tax-free-childcare webpage.

Development opportunities

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Access development opportunities to support your professional progression through Develop. Manage. Lead.


Opportunities for development everywhere. Learning is not just about attending courses, it is about how we improve what we do, based on all that we experience. To help facilitate your learning and develop your skills, at a time and in a way that suits you, Development Everywhere provides a range of resources, including learning events, videos, online resources and books.


To ensure that all managers across the University have access to cohesive, high quality and targeted support to improve and build their management skills.


The Sheffield Leader is leadership development for University staff who lead, or have the potential to lead. Leadership is found across the institution at many levels and in many guises. The Sheffield Leader ensures these leaders have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed by the University to face the challenges ahead, both internally and externally, and lead others to provide excellence throughout the institution.



Shop and save

Put money back in your pocket by doing your shopping through The Deal website from the comfort of your own home and save whilst you relax. From electronics to fashion to food and holidays, grab discounts and make savings from your favourite high street stores such as John Lewis, Debenhams and Sainsbury's.

Cinema discounts

Escape to another dimension with our cinema discounts. They can be used by the whole family, meaning that you can keep the children entertained on the weekends, or even treat yourself and a friend to an evening of relaxation and entertainment. Simply log on, purchase your code and tickets in advance, meaning that you skip the queues when you arrive - saving both money and time!

Financial wellbeing

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Financial and pension education seminars

Whatever age or career stage you are at, planning your financial future is extremely important. To help aid your understanding and take control of your financial future, we are running a programme of free financial education seminars for staff which are delivered on site.

The seminars are delivered by financial education specialists, Wealth at Work and cover key information on the University’s pensions schemes and a range of broader financial topics. There are different seminars to choose from depending on what stage of your career you are in and what pension scheme you are contributing to.

Please note, the seminars will provide information only and will not include nor constitute financial advice.

We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity and look forward to seeing you there. Please click here for further information on the range of seminars available and to book a session and should you have any queries regarding your booking, please contact The Deal helpdesk at

If financial concerns are impacting your wellbeing, you may be interested to know that Juice provides staff with access to a confidential staff helpline and counselling service. Please find more information on this service here.


As a member of staff at the University of Sheffield you have access to a pension scheme. There are two main schemes available; the University of Sheffield Pension Scheme (USPS) for staff on grades 1 to 5, and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) for staff on grade 6 or above. Please note that there are exceptions to the eligibility criteria for some categories of staff. 

The NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) may also be available in certain circumstances.

More information can be found at our myPension or Pension Member Updates webpages.

Give as you earn

Give as you earn is our charitable giving scheme, which helps you to give back to the wider community. By making a regular donation directly from your salary, you save on tax. For


As part of the University's commitment to supporting your financial wellbeing, we are working with an external provider, Neyber. Neyber Ltd is a provider of financial employee benefits and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The arrangements are at no cost or financial benefit to the University. Neyber are able to offer you a fair and responsible way to borrow money from them at a preferential rate, for you to be able to manage and/or consolidate any existing personal debts. The University arranges the salary-deducted loan repayments and passes the funds over to Neyber.

Health and wellbeing

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Additional annual leave

The additional annual leave scheme supports flexible working at the University and enables you to supplement your annual leave entitlement by purchasing up to an additional 10 days holiday pro rata and spread the cost over 12 months.

Juice everyday health and wellbeing

Juice offers a comprehensive package of wellbeing initiatives and services to both encourage and stimulate you to look after your health, both physical and emotional.

Westfield cash plan

The Westfield Health cash plan gives you peace of mind that no matter what is around the corner you can access affordable health cover for a small monthly cost. Giving you access to prompt diagnosis and treatment, plus a big helping hand with routine health costs too.

Staff helpline

The staff helpline, provided in partnership with Health Assured, is a means for all staff and their immediate families to access practical help, information, advice and support to address and resolve problems and issues they may be facing at home or at work including: financial, relationships, family care, housing, legal and work.


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Cycle to work

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:

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.

Travel options

Bus and tram travel: If you travel by bus or tram you can make savings by accessing discounted travel passes through the University.

Car sharing scheme: Why not try the car sharing scheme and save money on your commute and reduce your carbon emissions.

Parking: Q Park are offering University staff all day parking at Durham Road for £6.