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    • The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TN
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About The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a world top-100 University and Russell Group Institution, known for its excellent, impactful and distinctive research-led learning and teaching. It is one of the top-rated universities for student satisfaction and has a strong ethos of understanding the world and working to improve it.

They are proud to be a diverse university community and this is mirrored by the organisation’s leaders; the deputy vice chancellor is an inspirational ambassador for diversity and inclusion.

The university is currently aiming to reach a target of £2,000,000 for their chosen charity and is hosting a series of events to raise money for the cause. One of these initiatives is the university’s first ever Talent Showcase, which aims to illustrate the huge breadth of musical and artistic talent of those working for the organisation.

Every year they also host a Concert Season, open to the whole community and enjoyed by staff and the general public alike.

What is it like to work for The University of Sheffield

My Team
My Team
Events are regularly held to include not just staff but the wider community, encouraging collaboration in the area as a whole. The university also hosts the Festival of the Mind, which attracts 50,000 visitors, including employees from across different teams and members of the public.
My Company
My Company
‘We want to understand the world and make it better’ is the university’s mission and their motto is ‘to discover and understand’. The organisation was founded by individuals and groups who have profound belief in the public value of universities for the economy, health and community.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The university’s reward and recognition programme is built upon the principles of total reward, which means that both financial and non-financial benefits of working for the university are considered holistically. Some 70 per cent of staff agree that their contribution and performance is recognised by the total reward package.

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  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

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