Partners and spouses

Information to help with finding employment, volunteering and joining social clubs in the UK.


Employment opportunities

There are plenty of career opportunities for partners/spouses in Sheffield due to the large private and public sector presence in the city and region.  We have a large number of world-renowned businesses from sectors including creative and digital industries; advanced manufacturing and engineering; professional services and the public sector.

The University of Sheffield itself employs over 8,000 staff; current vacancies are continually being advertised on our jobs website.

Health and medicine

With five teaching hospitals and several private hospitals and practices, there are many openings for those working within the medial profession to be able to transfer and continue their careers.  Most hobs are advertised on the NHS job website.

Professional services and business

Sheffield is home to a number of large organisations which provide many professional opportunities.

See Business Sheffield for information about creating and developing businesses from home.

Civil service 

As well as Sheffield City Council, which employs over 7,000 staff, Sheffield is also home to branches of the Department of Education, Department for Work and Pensions and the Home Office.

There are numerous employment opportunities in the Civil Service in Sheffield. You can search for current vacancies through the Civil Service jobs website.


Sheffield is home to more around 160 schools.  Sheffield Hallam University is also located within the city and there are 12 other universities within an hour's travelling time of Sheffield.

Other jobs listings is a searchable database of academic and related posts across the UK

Total Jobs is a searchable platform of live job adverts across a range of industries

Prospects contains listings of jobs, work experience programmes and opportunities for post-graduate study, which are searchable by industry and region

Target Jobs is a searchable database of graduate jobs, work experience schemes, internships and careers advice.  

Recruitment agencies

You will find a number of job vacancies in Sheffield through online searchers via the employment agencies and job sites below:




Volunteering in Sheffield 

Voluntary work can be a great way to meet people and learn new skills, gain experience for your CV and be involved in something worthwhile in the local community.  There is a huge range of volunteering opportunities at all skills level in Sheffield. You can find out more information about volunteering opportunities at all skills levels in Sheffield.  You can find out more information about volunteering in Sheffield at City Council and Volunteer Centre.

Please note if you are in the UK on a visitor visa you will not be able to do voluntary work because 'working' means paid or unpaid work.

English language courses

The University's English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) offers a variety of academic, professional, and general English language courses and services.  They offer teaching training courses, professional development services and English language testing.

A remarkable place to work

We're one of the UK's best not-for-profit places to work, according to the Sunday Times' ranking of Britain’s happiest and most motivated workforces.