University of Sheffield Grade 6

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University of Sheffield Grade 6

University of Sheffield Grade 6

Grade profiles are written descriptions of the key and typical responsibilities and requirements of jobs in each of the nine grades in the University of Sheffield Grading Scheme.

  • They are not detailed descriptions of the activities of particular jobs.
  • They were devised using a number of sources of information including benchmark job descriptions and grade profiles in comparative HE institutions.
  • The grade profiles were tested and developed with the assistance of senior staff and trade union representatives, and further refined in piloting.
  • The Grade Profiles are used as part of the recruitment and promotion procedures to determine the grade of jobs on the University of Sheffield Grading Scheme.
  • The Knowledge, Skills and Experience section of the Grade Profiles was amended in September 2007 to be compliant with changes in age discrimination legislation.

Current salary scales

Previous salary scales

Grade Leave Amount
Grades 1 – 6 27 days, 3 closure days and 8 bank holidays
Grades 7 – 9 30 days, 3 closure days and 8 bank holidays
Professorial and Equivalent 30 days, 3 closure days and 8 bank holidays
The dates of the closure days are agreed by the University Council and announced at the start of each leave year.

Part time staff receive a pro rata entitlement to annual leave. Closure days and Bank Holidays in accordance with the University Guidelines on Public Holidays and Closure Days Entitlements for Part-time Staff (refer to the ‘Quick Links’ box on the right hand side).

On termination of your employment, you should arrange to take any accrued annual leave prior to leaving the University. However, under exceptional circumstances staff are entitled to ​payment in lieu of outstanding annual leave entitlement. Please make this clear when completing the online leavers form.