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We offer competitive rates of pay and a yearly increase. The majority of our staff are on our pay and grading structure and move up one increment on a yearly basis (below the standard grade maximum) subject to satisfactory performance. 

From the 1st August 2018, the University is paying the Real Living Wage to all employees. This includes employees in training roles, such as student placements and apprentices, as well as employees paid on the single pay spine. The pay rate is reviewed and updated each January. 


We offer membership of a leading occupational pension scheme, which is a real asset to your peace of mind and provides excellent benefits for you and your family. 

Depending on the job you're appointed to, you will be automatically entered into either the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

You can also choose to remain in the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) if you are a current member. All of these schemes are defined benefit pension schemes. 

The university also offers you the opportunity to join the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) if you choose to opt out of the LGPS or TPS.

Further information about each scheme is available at the following the links

Local Government Pensions Scheme (LGPS)

Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS)

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)


There are a range of exclusive discounts that you can enjoy as a member of staff at Sheffield Hallam including shopping and retail, leisure, legal services, car parking discounts, and transport and travel.


All our staff are entitled to register for a NUS-TOTUM card, giving you access to student discounts at a range of retailers across the UK including: 

• Travel 

• Eating out 

• Entertainment 

• Music and technology 

• Fashion 

• Health and fitness 

Find out more about the card at the Totum website and buy your card as soon as you join us to start accessing the offers and benefits. 

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