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    • Vice Chancellor: Professor R F Boucher, CBE, PhD (Nottingham), HonDHL (StateUniversity of New York), CEng, FIMechE, FASME, MIEEE, HonRNCM, FREng FACULTY OF MEDICINEDean of the Faculty: Professor A H Brook, BDS, MDS (London), LDS, FDSRCS (England) SCHOOL OF CLINICAL DENTISTRYDean of the School: Professor T F Walsh, BDS, MSc (London), DDS (Birmingham), FDSRCS DEPARTMENT OF ADULT DENTAL CAREHead of Department: Professor R van Noort, BSc, DPhil, FAD, FRSA SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURER IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (SPECIAL INTEREST IN ENDODONTICS OR PROSTHODONTICS) REF. NO: R3729Adult Dental Care is one of four Departments in the Dental School and made a majorcontribution to the grade 5 achieved in the 2001 Research Assessment exercise. Toensure continuing improvement in its research profile, candidates will be expected tohave an established international track record in research in the field of restorativedentistry and to bring new research expertise to Sheffield. The postholder will beexpected to take a leading role in the teaching of prosthodontics and/or endodontics,as well as interacting with existing researchers, supporting ongoing activities asneeded, and establishing new collaborations.THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD - INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTSThe University of Sheffield, which celebrates its centenary in 2005, is one of theUK’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in bothteaching and research. 1
    • Excellence in researchIn constantly developing the quality and diversity of its research across a wide rangeof subjects, the University has appointed many outstanding academics to itsmultidisciplinary research groups. In the most recent national Research AssessmentExercise, 35 subject areas achieved the top two grades, 5* and 5 – only five otheruniversities exceeded that number. Our annual income for pure and appliedresearch is fast approaching £100 million.Sheffield University Enterprises Ltd (SUEL), a wholly owned technology transfersubsidiary, has a portfolio of more than 70 projects developed out of University ofSheffield research, and more than 40 companies have already been founded. Forexample, one of these spin-out companies, CellTran Ltd, recently launched itspioneering biological bandage, Myskin, for treating patients suffering from severeburns.Excellence in learning and teachingThe University maintains high standards in its undergraduate programmes. In thenational Quality Assurance Agency’s Subject Reviews, the University has earned‘excellent’ ratings in 29 subjects – the third highest number among all UKuniversities. The QAA’s institutional audit report on the University places it in thebest of the three categories – “broad confidence” – in both the management of thequality of its academic programmes and the academic standards of its awards.Strategic alliancesThe University of Sheffield is a founder member of two major alliances. TheWorldwide Universities Network is a consortium of 16 research-led universities in theUK, mainland Europe, USA and China. It exists to capitalise on growing globalmarkets in research, postgraduate degree programmes and continuing professionaldevelopment. The White Rose Consortium of Leeds, Sheffield and York universitiesexploits the combined research power of the three institutions and invests in spin-outcompanies.International and national honoursIn the 1990s two of our graduates won Nobel Prizes – Dr Richard Roberts forMedicine/Physiology in 1993 and Professor Sir Harry Kroto for Chemistry in 1996.Three other Nobel Laureates are associated with the University: Lord Florey(Medicine/Physiology, 1945), Professor Sir Hans Krebs (Medicine/Physiology, 1953)and Lord Porter (Chemistry, 1967).Since 1998 three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, academic equivalents to the Queen’sAward for Enterprise, have recognised the University’s pioneering work – in creatingdefinitive electronic editions of major literary texts, in environmental consultancy forindustry and government, and in research into improving the health and social careof older people.Campus, students and staffThe University received its Royal Charter in 1905, although its roots go back to1828, when the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded. 2
    • The academic buildings – a mixture of Edwardian and modern – are set in pleasantsuburbs in the west of Sheffield, close to the Peak District National Park yet withineasy reach of the city centre. A five-year £100 million building programme isproviding new and refurbished accommodation for many departments, as well asstate-of-the-art sports facilities. We are investing £16 million in a new learningresources centre to provide an advanced integrated learning environment for ourstudents.There are 25,000 full-time and part-time students studying in the University, of whom19,450 are undergraduates and 5,550 postgraduates. Included in this figure aremore than 3,846 international students from 116 countries.Working for the UniversityThe University has an ambitious HR strategy and recognises that its successdepends upon recruiting, rewarding and developing high-quality staff in all areas.We are Sheffield’s third largest employer, with 6,000 staff working in a wide range ofjobs, and we are proud to recognise that our success is due to the personalcontribution made by all our staff. Working at the University will offer you excitingand rewarding opportunities within a dynamic and diverse workplace.The City of SheffieldSheffield offers outstanding quality of life, an attractive, green environment,affordable living costs, excellent schools, short travel-to-work times, leading NHScare and a wide choice of housing.According to the latest Home Office crime statistics, Sheffield is England’s safestcity. A recent Barclay’s survey revealed that Sheffield Hallam, the parliamentaryconstituency which includes much of our campus, is the second most affluent inEngland in real terms.As you would expect in England’s fourth largest city, there is a wealth of leisure,entertainment, sports and recreational opportunities to suit all ages, tastes andabilities.What the neutrals sayIn the 2005 Times Good University Guide twenty of our departments hold top-tenpositions in the subject league tables, which are based on teaching and researchquality, entry qualifications and graduate destination data.In the Virgin 2005 Alternative Guide to British Universities, which focuses strongly onthe quality of the student experience, the University of Sheffield is rated very highly:”Sheffield is a top university across the board. Whichever one of our statistical boxesyou care to consult – Where Sheffield Graduates End Up, Academic Excellence,What It’s Really Like – they excel.” Further information on the above areas is also available at www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs and www.sheffield.ac.uk/about 3
    • THE SCHOOL OF CLINICAL DENTISTRYAs from September 2006, The School of Clinical Dentistry at Sheffield has aproposed intake of 87 dental undergraduates per annum for a five year course, and30 Hygiene and Therapy students. In addition, there is a significant annual intake ofpostgraduate students on taught courses and reading for higher degrees byresearch.The School achieved an “excellent” (23/24) rating in the QAA Subject Reviewexercise, was awarded Investor in People standard, and a Grade 5 in the ResearchAssessment Exercise 2001.The School is adjacent and connected to the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, whichhas recently been upgraded. The Medical School, the Health Sciences Library andthe Royal Hallamshire Hospital are nearby and all are on the perimeter of the mainUniversity campus. The University is situated on the western side of the city,adjacent to a pleasant residential area. Sheffield University provides a full range ofsporting and recreational facilities for staff, and the Peak District National Park iswithin easy travelling distance.The Dental School is divided into four departments:1. Adult Dental Care2. Oral Health and Development3. Oral Pathology4. Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryRESEARCH STRATEGY WITHIN THE SCHOOLResearch in the School is organised into thematic groups, fostering our philosophythat progress is derived most readily from a multidisciplinary approach and that thedental sciences should not be constrained by the boundaries of clinical disciplines.We have sharpened the focus of our research activity, concentrating on establishedareas of international excellence. We have three research groups; ‘OralBiomaterials’, ‘Oral Neuroscience’ and ‘Oral Health and Diseases’. Each grouphas a leader who guides and co-ordinates members’ activities, which encompasslaboratory and clinical projects, addressing basic and applied questions. Our directphysical link with the Dental Hospital facilitates easy access to patients, and patientmaterial, for clinical research projects. Research is stimulated in-house by regulargroup meetings, and by school seminars where staff, students and leading externalspeakers present their current research.GENERAL RESEARCH STRATEGYOur overall plan for research is to build on established strengths and collaborationsas identified by the three research groups. General research strategy is developedby the Research Committee, which is led by the Research Dean, who also providesinput to, and feedback from, the Divisional Research Committee. The Dental SchoolResearch Committee includes the three research group leaders, who advise on thedirection of research in their own area of expertise, in consultation with their group.In addition, there is representation from the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFoundation Trust to ensure a co-ordinated research strategy for the Dental School 4
    • and Hospital, and full compliance with Trust and University Research Governanceprocedures.A further strategy is to develop areas of research that are responsive to national andinternational priorities, but which also fit within the expertise and resources availablein the School. For example, the Oral Biomaterials group has already developed astrong focus in tissue engineering, as identified by the EPSRC and the ECFramework 6 programme.Another strategy has been to develop expertise by creating close research links withstaff in other University departments, all of which are 5 or 5* rated. Several of ourresearch students are supervised jointly with such staff in order to ensure that allnecessary support is available, and to encourage interdisciplinary working.All three research groups have also developed fruitful joint research initiatives withleading national and international research groups.We have made particular efforts to develop and enhance our links with commercialorganisations in order to recruit new expertise and to seek more rapid clinicalexploitation of our work.SPECIFIC STRATEGY OF THE RESEARCH GROUPSOral BiomaterialsAims: The overall aim of this group is to pursue research into new materials andmaterials technologies that can help solve clinical problems in various aspects ofdentistry. While some basic research is performed, most activities are applied anddirectly link the laboratory and clinic, often having commercial value. New researchactivities have been initiated, particularly in the area of tissue engineering.Background: This group has strongly promoted an interdisciplinary approach toresearch. It was instrumental in the development of the University’s Centre forBiomaterials and Tissue Engineering, which links researchers in 10 Universitydepartments (from the Faculties of Pure Science, Engineering and Medicine), andwhich has stimulated new areas of research activity. Partnerships with industry havepermitted successful applications for European research funding. The University ofSheffield is one of only six universities in the Medical Devices Faraday partnership,and most recently was part of a successful bid for a Centre for IndustrialCollaboration in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (joint with Leeds Universityand York University). The latter is concerned with the development of partnershipsbetween academia and industry, and it is desirable that the successful applicant beenthusiastic about taking their research from the bench on to clinical application.Future research strategy: Our principal aim for the next five-year period is tocontinue to take an interdisciplinary approach to research directed at creating thetherapeutic advances of tomorrow. Specific activities include: • Continued development of osteoconductive glass-ceramics for bone augmentation and repair, and of high-strength aesthetic ceramics for manufacture of crowns and inlays. • Novel glasses for medical-grade glass-ionomer bone cements. Potential modifications include removal of aluminium from the formulation, changes to 5
    • increase resistance to radiation damage during sterilization, and improvements to handling characteristics. • Clarify the factors that affect and can predict the clinical performance of dental materials. • Apply tissue engineering to stimulate the development and regeneration of bone, cartilage, neural cells and oral mucosa for use in reconstructive surgery.Oral NeuroscienceAims: The general aim of this research group is to develop new methods ofmanaging the distressing pain or other sensory disturbances that result from diseaseor nerve injury.Background: This group interacts and collaborates with neuroscientists in theDepartment of Biomedical Science, which houses some of our research laboratories.Further afield, we have strong collaborative links with oral and general neurosciencegroups in Stockholm, Michigan, São Paulo, and Calgary. We also have strong linkswith an industrial partner, GlaxoSmithKline. Clinically, we have developed a largereferral base for patients with trigeminal nerve injuries, who travel to Sheffield fromthroughout the UK and from abroad. This provides unique opportunities to obtainpatient material for laboratory evaluation and correlation with symptoms.Future research strategy: The group’s principal aims for the next five-year period areto: • Establish the potential roles of neuropeptides in the tooth pulp and as targets for therapeutic manipulation. • Establish the potential role of neuropeptides at a site of nerve injury as initiators of sensory disorders, and as a potential target for therapeutic manipulation. • Determine the relationship between morphological changes at a site of nerve injury and in the central pathways of the damaged nerve, in the development of sensory disturbances. • Use both laboratory and clinical studies to evaluate a range of pharmacological agents for use in the management of dental pain and nerve injury-induced sensory disorders. • Determine the relationship between specific sodium channels and a range of regulators of neuronal excitability, and the development of sensory disturbances. • Establish the potential for anti-scarring agents to enhance recovery after lingual nerve injury (new collaboration with University of Manchester).Oral Health and DiseasesAims: The aims of the group are to investigate basic aspects of oral biology and theaetiology, diagnosis and phenotyping of oral diseases and associated conditions. 6
    • These studies employ a range of technologies, and focus on the basic biology of cellinteractions with other cells, including oral bacteria, and with their environment,developmental and acquired abnormalities of teeth, periodontal diseases and theepidemiology and public health of dental diseases.Background: This group has strong collaborative links with other University ofSheffield departments and with groups in other Universities. Since dental practice isa team activity, a new initiative has been to explore the value for improving oralhealth in deprived areas, and of training students and other dental team members inoutreach community settings.Future research strategy: Our principal aims for the next five-year period are to: • Establish a phenotyping centre for patients with dental anomalies with a view to producing a detailed clinical and genetic database. • Continue to develop the technique of computerised image analysis for the measurement of dental anomalies and plaque accumulation. The methodology will be used in clinical trials of newly developed dental products relating to anti-adherence and tooth whitening, and to support the phenotyping centre. • Exploit proteomic technology to investigate the effects on oral tissues of environmental stimuli including bacterial products. • Investigate the role of integrins and chemokines in the behaviour and cellular interactions of oral epithelial cells. • Investigate the diagnostic value of potential biomarkers of oral cancer. • Characterise the molecular events in oral bacterial-human platelet interactions with a view to developing novel approaches for prevention of adverse in vivo platelet interactions. • Investigate the effect of oral conditions and subsequent dental interventions on the quality of subjects’ everyday lives. • Investigate the potential for enhanced oral health delivery by training the whole dental team together, particularly in community settings. • Investigate deprofessionalisation within dentistry, including the way the dental team works together and the legal and ethical implications of these changes.DEPARTMENT OF ADULT DENTAL CAREThe Department of Adult Dental Care provides teaching for BDS and Diploma inHygiene and Therapy undergraduate students and MMedSci and MClinDentpostgraduate students based in open clinics on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the CharlesClifford Dental Hospital. The work of the department is concerned with all aspects ofrestorative dentistry, embracing endodontics, operative dentistry, periodontology andfixed and removable prosthodontics. 7
    • The department works closely with other departments within the Dental School,Hospital and the wider University. Excellent facilities are available for teaching andresearch. The department already has substantial expertise in restorative dentistry,particularly in relation to biomaterials, dental technology, tissue engineering, boneand cartilage, and periodontology. The department has considerable interaction withthe wider University through the Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.Departmental FacilitiesThe departmental accommodation is on the second floor of the modern DentalSchool building and the biomaterials annexe. These comprise an administrativearea, offices for academic staff, a large clinical skills laboratory (40 places), a newsmall clinical skills laboratory with the latest AV facilities (13 places) and a brandnew dental technology laboratory (16 places).Research facilities are shared across the four departments of the School andinclude: • Materials processing: casting and glass making • Materials testing: Tensile tester, DTA, Dilatometry, • UV-Vis spectrophotometer with integrating sphere • Laboratory CAD-CAM technology • Tissue culture and image analysis • Electron microscopy and histology • Computing facilities linked to the University’s mainframe computer • Close links exist with other University departments that provide access to a wide range of analytical tools • Access to animal house facilities and other items of equipment can be arranged elsewhere in the UniversityStaff in the DepartmentHead of Professor R vanDepartment Noort Departmental Mr D Nuttall TechniciansProfessors Professor T F Walsh Mrs J Mundy Professor P V Mrs S Anderson Hatton Professor A Rawlinson Professor G Griffith Departmental Miss J A Newstead (appointed) Secretaries Mrs J D BickerSenior Clinical Mr D J Lamb Mrs A M WilsonLecturers 8
    • (vacancy) Mrs A NixonClinical Lecturers Miss S K Al-Salehi Dental nurses J Johnson Dr A L Fairclough S Harwood Dr A K Jowett Mrs D C McDonald Associated clinical staff in the CCDH Dr S E Northeast Miss S Pollington Consultants in Mr A Baxter Restorative Dentistry Dr J M Ward Mr I R Harris Clinical lead Mr R I JoshiHonorary Clinical Miss L G Davis Miss S OrrLecturer Mr R R PatelNon-clinical Dr G Cannavina Mr P F WraggLecturer Dr A Crawford Associate Mr K H Figures SpecialistDental Instructors Dr A Johnson Mr D G Wildgoose Staff Grade Mr J Hoare Mr D Wood (vacancy)Research Dr C W Stokes SpRs Mr R S Milnerassistants Dr K Hurrell- Mr S Nayar Gillingham Miss L Elowsson Mrs P Gaitonde Miss A KwarciakSHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUSTSheffield Teaching Hospitals became one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts on July1st 2004, and manages five major hospitals in Sheffield – the Northern General,Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston Park and Charles Clifford Hospitals,making it the second largest NHS Trust in England. As a Trust, Sheffield TeachingHospitals is responsible for the planning and delivery of the highest quality patientcare, providing services for patients not only from Sheffield but all parts of the UK.The annual budget is approaching £520 million, with almost one million patientseach year. Further details are included in the attached document ‘Profile of SheffieldTeaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’.CHARLES CLIFFORD DENTAL HOSPITALThe hospital opened in 1953, extended in 1966 and is currently undergoing aphased redevelopment programme. It is a dental teaching hospital linked to theSchool of Clinical Dentistry which has a proposed intake of 87 BDs and 30 Hygieneand Therapy per year and is currently expanding its undergraduate postgraduateand research activities. The School moved into a new building with greatly improvedfacilities in 1991. 9
    • The hospital is situated approximately one mile west of the city centre and isadjacent to the Royal Hallamshire Teaching Hospital/Medical School complex, aswell as being within the University campus. The hospital provides the dental out-patient services for the Sheffield catchment area, and in addition provides specialistservices in all departments to patients from a much wider area. It also incorporatesthe Schools of Dental Hygiene/ Dental Therapy, Dental Technology and providestraining for Dental Nurses.In addition to dental undergraduate training, the hospital provides specialist servicesin the dental specialties of Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry (with associated in-patient facilities at the Children’s Hospital), Restorative Dentistry (which includesConservative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics and associatedImplantology) and Oral Medicine which provides out-reach services to otherhospitals in the former Trent Region.RESTORATIVE DENTISTRYThe specialty is based in the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital with specialist and,postgraduate and teaching taking place on the second and third floors. There arealso dedicated surgical facilities for the surgical aspects of dental implant treatmentin the Outpatient Theatre Suite and Minor Surgery Clinics together with inpatientaccess in the adjacent Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The Charles Clifford DentalHospital is an established National Centre for the provision of Dental Implants withfirst class laboratory and radiology support. Teaching arising from the delivery ofclinical services will be expected of the appointee. The appointee will be expected tocontribute to and work for the recognition of the hospital as an international centre ofexcellence.DUTIES OF THE POSTStaff are responsible through the Head of Department (Professor R van Noort) to theDean of the School of Clinical Dentistry (Professor TF Walsh) for the satisfactoryperformance of their duties.ResearchThe successful candidate will be expected to strengthen the research in restorativedentistry, which complements existing activities in Sheffield, and establish newcollaborations locally, nationally and internationally. It is anticipated that the newpost-holder will contribute to Dental School’s target of a top ranking in the nextResearch Assessment Exercise. The success of the candidate will be based on anestablished track record of research excellence, a demonstrable ability to promotetranslational research and to interact with the groups described above. Thepostholder will be given technical and secretarial support from existing resourceswithin the Department of Adult Dental Care.The postholder will be expected to support and develop research programmes andto work with staff in all departments of the School in order to: 1. Establish and enhance research activity in restorative dentistry 2. Develop interdisciplinary links with each of the research groups in the Dental School, and with other departments in the University. 3. Attract research funding to support this research activity. 10
    • 4. Develop a team of research workers with similar interests, including technical staff and postgraduate research students.TeachingThe postholder will be required to take a leading and guiding role in undergraduateand postgraduate teaching of prosthodontics and/or endodontics. The School ofClinical Dentistry also has an expanding programme for PCDs and the new post-holder will be encouraged to contribute to this.AdministrationThe postholder will be required to undertake administrative work in support of theneeds of the department and the University of Sheffield. Administrative duties will bedetermined with the Head of Department but will not detract from the research needsof the postholder.Clinical servicesThe appointee will, together with the existing Consultant colleagues, be responsiblefor the provision of a comprehensive, effective Restorative Dentistry Service. Theperson appointed will take his/her equal share in providing emergency cover and willbe required to cover for his/her colleague during periods of absence. He/she willhave continuing responsibility for patients in his/her care and the proper functioningof the department.Contractually there will be a commitment to participate in Clinical Effectiveness andAudit, for which time has been allocated in the job plan.The successful candidate will work according to the new consultant contract. Theallocation of time between the various duties of the post will be open to someadjustment, in consultation with consultant colleagues and the employing Trust. Anannual review of duties will take place with the Clinical Director, as part of the jobplanning process. The job plan initially will include the following programmedactivities: • Direct patient care 4 PAs • Supporting Clinical Activities 1PA • TOTAL 5PAs NHSIt is not the University’s current policy to undertake formal job planning of universitysessions. The job plan above thus reflects the possible NHS component of the jobplan.The list of duties given above is not exhaustive and the postholder may be asked toundertake other duties in line with the grading of the post as may be required by theHead of Department from time to time.The postholder should recognise that job descriptions reflect core activities of a post ata particular time and that as the department and the individual develops there willinevitably be changes in the emphasis of the duties of the post. The departmentexpects that all staff will recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work and bewilling to participate in training. If changes to a job become significant the jobdescription should be reviewed formally by the Head of Department and the postholder. 11
    • PERSON SPECIFICATION ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE HOW ASSESSEDRegistration • Full registration with • Possession of a GDC Certificate of • On the GDC specialist Accreditation or eligible Register in Restorative for a CCST in Dentistry or within 3 Restorative Dentistry months of eligibility for CV and inclusion documentatio • Successful completion n of an SAC approved 5 year minimum training programme in Restorative dentistry, or within 3 months of completion, or equivalent • Fellowship in Dental Surgery or Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, or equivalent • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 year minimum training period in the National Health Service required for Restorative Dentistry.Research • PhD or equivalent • Distinctions, prizes, • Evidence of sustained awards, scholarships CV and academic achievement • Membership of documentatio as evidenced by appropriate specialist n publications, grant societies income and professional standingTeaching • Experience of • Membership of the ILT CV and undergraduate and • PCHE documentatio postgraduate teaching n 12
    • Ability • Demonstrate skills and • Evidence of general competence in the skillsKnowledge management of • Potential for furtherClinical Skills patients requiring development.and restorative treatment CV andTechnical • The ability to work and interviewSkills communicate with colleagues • Ability to keep accurate clinical records • Active involvement in audit and clinical governance.Motivation • Commitment to the • Ability to organise own highest standard of learning and time. clinical care • Initiative. • Interest in teaching and Interview research • Commitment to life- long learning.Personal • Ability to work • An evidence basedSkills and independently and as approach to theAttitude part of a team acquisition of • Organisational ability. knowledge • Able to cope with • Aware of own strengths stressful situations and and weaknesses Interview undertake responsibility. • Good oral and written communication skills. • Be able to establish professional relationship with patients. • Prepared to work flexibly as required • Good time keepingFURTHER INFORMATION: This is a full time, permanent post, tenable from 1January 2006.The appropriate honorary clinical contract will be requested from the Sheffield TeachingHospitals NHS Foundation Trust.Please note that as this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act1974, a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure will be required for theappointee. If you have a spent criminal record and are invited to interview for thistype of post, you are requested to provide details of your convictions, with the postreference, in advance of the interview to the Head of the Staff Recruitment Service,Department of Human Resources, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN (markthe envelope PERSONAL). This information will be treated as strictly confidentialand will only be considered if you are invited to interview for the post. 13
    • INFORMAL ENQUIRIES: Informal enquiries/visits are welcome and potentialcandidates should contact the Head of Department, Professor van Noort(r.vannoort@sheffield.ac.uk – 0114 271 7910).Potential candidates, particularly if currently working overseas, are welcome toestablish contact by email and should not regard a visit to Sheffield before shortlisting as a prerequisite to consideration. The University of Sheffield website(http://www.shef.ac.uk/) provides useful information about the university and city.SALARY: Within the scale for Clinical Senior Lecturers: £69,298 - £93,768 perannum.Salary will be based on your seniority at point of transfer to the new ConsultantContract, plus your progression after this point. Please refer to payscales onappendix 1.TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: As for Clinical Senior Lecturers,attached.These are being reviewed in line with the new pay and grading structure, and staffwill be notified of the changes in due course, once these have been agreed.BENEFITS FOR STAFF:In addition to competitive pay and generous holiday entitlements, our staff enjoyaccess to: • final salary pension scheme • corporate Childcare Vouchers scheme • Home Computing Initiative scheme: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hci • special staff rates for S10 Health membership: www.sheffield.ac.uk/s10/index.html • outstanding sports and recreational facilities.CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2005.PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE NO: R3729HOW TO APPLY:Online: Visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs, click on the title of the post you wish to apply for and select the apply online link.Or please send: a) your full curriculum vitae with a covering letter explaining your interest in, and suitability for, this vacancy (two copies of each) b) a completed Summary Information Form/Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 14
    • by post to: The Staff Recruitment Service Department of Human Resources The University of Sheffield Firth Court Western Bank SHEFFIELD S10 2TNor in person to: Department of Human Resources The University of Sheffield 10 - 12 Brunswick Street SHEFFIELD S10 2FN (Reception is open Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm).CIRCULATION OF APPLICATIONSAs part of the selection process, applications may be considered by a number ofappropriate staff within the recruiting department, and a cognate department, inaddition to the shortlisting/interview panel(s). Please state within your covering letterif you do not wish your application to be released in this manner, or whether youwould prefer it to be circulated on a restricted basis, e.g. as an anonymous CV.INTERVIEW EXPENSESCandidates attending for interview will be provided with the appropriate claim form.The University will defray standard return rail fare and reasonable subsistenceexpenses. Claims for car mileage are accepted when it is agreed in advance thatrail travel is not a practicable alternative. Arrangement for travel from outside the UKmust be made with the recruiting department in advance of the interview. To meetInland Revenue requirements, expense claims must be accompanied by originalreceipts.WORK PERMITSIf an applicant selected to be appointed requires a work permit to work in the UK, theUniversity may issue a conditional offer of employment subject to a successful workpermit application.The Home Office is the Government Department charged with the responsibility ofissuing work permits. It has in place strict criteria regarding eligibility and workpermits will only be issued for posts where it can be demonstrated that there is askills shortage which cannot be met from within the European Economic Area.Further information is available on the Home Office website at:http://www.workingintheuk.gov.uk/.The persons whom the University considers may not be limited to those who makeapplications in accordance with the current advertisement. The University is committed to equality through diversity 15
    • Profile of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages five major hospitals inSheffield - the Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston Park and CharlesClifford Hospitals.As a Trust, we are responsible for the planning and delivery of the highest quality patientcare, providing services for patients not only from Sheffield but all parts of the UK. We havean annual budget approaching £520 million and treat almost one million patients each year,making us the second largest NHS Trust in England.We became one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts in the country on July 1st 2004. NHSFoundation Trusts have greater freedom from central government control and the ability towork with their community and staff to set local health priorities.Sheffield Teaching Hospitals was originally created through the merger of the CentralSheffield University Hospitals and Northern General Hospital NHS Trusts in April 2001. TheTrust has achieved the highest rating of three stars in the annual NHS Star Ratings since itscreation, which gave it the right to apply for foundation status.We are also proud of our record as having one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.The hospitals were one of just six trusts to be shortlisted for ‘Hospital of the Year’ in theannual Uk Good Hospital Guide in 2004.Our HospitalsAlthough the Trust has overall management responsibility for the services provided, ourhospitals each have their own history, which we are rightly proud of. Between them theyoffer just about every kind of service available in the modern NHS with over 12,000 membersof staff working within them.The Northern General is the largest of our hospitals with 1100 beds. Located to the north ofthe city, the hospital is spread out over a large site. Amongst its specialist services areorthopaedics, spinal injuries and heart and lung services. Sheffield’s accident & emergencydepartment is also based here.The other Trust hospitals are based closely together on a campus to the west of the citycentre.The Royal Hallamshire is a major acute teaching hospital based around a ‘tower block’ of760 beds and a large outpatient department. Specialist services here include neurology,urology and ophthalmology. Linked to the Royal Hallamshire by a footbridge, the JessopWing is Sheffield’s 260 bed women’s hospital. Opened in February 2001 it has broughttogether all of the city’s obstetric, gynaecology and neonatology services in a state-of-the-art,purpose built, £24 million building.Weston Park is one of only three purpose built specialist cancer hospitals in the UK andprovides a full range of non-surgical cancer services to the population of South Yorkshire,North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. It also enjoys national and internationalrecognition for certain specific treatments. It has 112 beds and is home to a specialistcancer research centre.The Charles Clifford is a dental teaching hospital linked to the Sheffield University School ofClinical Dentistry. The hospital provides dental out-patient services and emergency dentalservices for the city.As a teaching Trust, all of the hospitals have close links to the University of Sheffield, hometo Sheffield’s medical school, and Sheffield Hallam University. It is a major teaching centrefor future health professionals. 16
    • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Executive TeamChairman Mr David Stone OBEChief Executive Mr Andrew Cash OBEDirector of Human Resources Mr John WattsDirector of Service Development Mr Chris LinacreChief Nurse Mrs Heather Tierney-Moore OBEDirector of Finance Mr Neil PriestleyMedical Director Professor Chris WelshServices Provided at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Accident and Emergency Obstetrics/Gynaecology/ Neonatology Acute General and Elderly Medicine Occupational Health Service Anaesthetics Operating Services Cardiothoracic surgery & Cardiology Ophthalmology Chemotherapy Oral-maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Research and Development Orthopaedics Communicable Diseases Palliative medicine Critical Care Pharmacy Day Surgery Professions Allied to medicine Dental Services Radiology Dermatology Radiosurgery ENT, Hearing Services and Medical Radiotherapy Audiology General Surgery Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Haematology Reproductive Medicine Laboratory Medicine Renal Services Medical Physics Rheumatology Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Under and Post graduate Education Services Metabolic Bone Disease Urology Neuroscience Vascular Surgery 17
    • Appendix 1 The University of Sheffield Department of Human Resources – Personnel Services Payscales for Clinical Academics on the 2003 Consultant ContractTABLE 1: Consultant Senior Lecturers and Consultant Professors CIS Grades AC COSL and AC COPRThreshold / CIS Period before 01-Apr-03 01-Apr-04 01-Apr-05 Increment eligibility for (+ 3.225%) (+ 3.225%) Point threshold* 1 n/a (starting salary) 65,035 67,133 69,298 2 One year 67,100 69,264 71,498 3 One year 69,165 71,396 73,699 4 One year 71,230 73,528 75,899 5 One year 73,290 75,654 78,094 6 Five years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768* Applies only to Clinical Academic staff whose first appointment at the Consultant level was on or after 1 February2004. Progression for Clinical Academic staff whose first appointment at the Consultant level was on or before 31January 2004 is set out in Table 3.TABLE 2: Transitional Pay Scale for Consultant Senior Lecturers and Consultant Professors appointed on or before 31 Jan 2004 CIS Grades AC CSLT and AC CPTTo be used in conjunction with Table 3CIS Increment Level of 01-Apr-03 01-Apr-04 01-Apr-05 Point seniority (+ 3.225%) (+ 3.225%) (years)1 1 65,035 67,133 69,2982 2 65,550 67,664 69,8473 3 66,065 68,196 70,3954 4 66,585 68,733 70,9495 5 71,230 73,528 75,8996 6 72,260 74,591 76,9967 7-29 73,290 75,654 78,0948 30+ 78,195 80,717 83,3200* n/a 68,130 70,328 72,596* Transitional increment point applicable only to staff with 3 years of seniority (see Table 3) 18
    • TABLE 3: Seniority and Thresholds (Transitional Arrangements)Level of Pay Number of years’ Salary for consultants who receive paySeniority Threshold service before threshold (FTE) (years) eligibility for threshold (since 01-Apr-03 01-Apr-04 01-Apr-05 previous threshold) (+3.225%) (+3.225%) 30+ 7 One year 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 One year 88,000 90,838 93,768 21-29 6 One year 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 One year 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 One year 88,000 90,838 93,768 20 6 One year 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Two years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 One year 88,000 90,838 93,768 19 6 One year 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Two years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Two years 88,000 90,838 93,768 18 6 Two years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 One year 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Two years 88,000 90,838 93,768 17 6 Two years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Two years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Two years 88,000 90,838 93,768 16 6 Three years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 One year 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Three years 88,000 90,838 93,768 15 6 Three years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 One year 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Four years 88,000 90,838 93,768 14 6 Three years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Two years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Four years 88,000 90,838 93,768 13 6 Three years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Two years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 12 6 Three years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Three years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 11 6 Four years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Three years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 10 6 Four years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Four years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 9 6 Four years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 19
    • Level of Pay Number of years’ Salary for consultants who receive paySeniority Threshold service before threshold (FTE) (years) eligibility for threshold (since 01-Apr-03 01-Apr-04 01-Apr-05 previous threshold) (+3.225%) (+3.225%) 8 6 Five years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 7 6 Five years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 6 5 One year 73,290 75,654 78,094 6 Four years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 5 * One year 72,260 74,591 76,996 5 One year 73,290 75,654 78,094 6 Four years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 4 3 One year 69,165 71,396 73,699 4 One year 71,230 73,528 75,899 5 One year 73,290 75,654 78,094 6 Three years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 3 * One year 68,130 70,328 72,596 4 One year 71,230 73,528 75,899 5 One year 73,290 75,654 78,094 6 Four years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 2 2 One year 67,100 69,264 71,498 4 One year 71,230 73,528 75,899 5 One year 73,290 75,654 78,094 6 Five years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 1 * One year 66,065 68,196 70,395 3 One year 69,165 71,396 73,699 4 One year 71,230 73,528 75,899 5 One year 73,290 75,654 78,094 6 Five years 78,195 80,717 83,320 7 Five years 83,100 85,780 88,547 8 Five years 88,000 90,838 93,768 * For consultants with seniority of 1, 3 or 5 years on transition, the first pay threshold is for transitional purposes. 20
    • THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELDVice-Chancellor: Professor R F Boucher, CBE, PhD (Nottingham), HonDHL(State University of New York), CEng, FIMechE, FASME, MIEEE, HonRNCM, FREng APPOINTMENT OF A SENIOR LECTURER (CLINICAL) TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE1. (a) The post is full-time unless stated otherwise in your letter of appointment and may not be held in conjunction with any other engagement. (b) You are required to observe the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances of the University and to carry out all orders and regulations of the Council. (c) You are required to carry out such teaching, examining and administrative duties as may be assigned to you by your Head of Department, to whom you will be responsible, and to conduct research as an essential part of your duties. You are required to work such number of hours as are necessary to carry out your duties.2. (a) The salary scales adopted by the University Council for staff in clinical grades are as set out in the attached document. (b) Initial salary will be fixed at a point within the salary scale depending on qualifications and experience. (c) Salary is payable monthly in arrear from the date of your taking up duties. (d) Increments are payable as follows: If your date of appointment is between 1 October and 31 March inclusive: first increment on the following 1 October with increments on each 1 October thereafter. If your date of appointment is between 1 April and 30 September inclusive: first increment on 1 October in the following calendar year with increments on each 1 October thereafter. In this case the initial salary will have taken into account the span of time prior to payment of the first increment.3. You may, subject to the rules of the Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd, become or continue as a member of the Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd., or continue as a member of the National Health Service Pension scheme. A contracting-out certificate under the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 is in force for appointments subject to the Universities Superannuation Scheme and the National Health Service Pension Scheme. 21
    • 4. You are required to reside within fifteen miles of the centre of the City of Sheffield unless you have obtained the permission of the Council of the University to live at a named place beyond that limit.5. Removal expenses will be paid in accordance with the regulations approved by the Council to staff taking up initial appointments with the University of not less than two years duration and coming to live within that limit.6. The National Health Service assumed financial responsibility from 1 January 1990 for negligent acts of their medical and dental staff in the course of their NHS employment. However various aspects of the work of some staff are not covered by the Crown Indemnity Scheme and clinical academic staff are therefore required as part of their terms and conditions of service to take out Professional Defence Organisation cover.7. You are allowed annual holidays on full pay totalling six calendar weeks, exclusive of statutory bank holidays, in any one calendar year beginning on 1 October. Holidays shall be taken by agreement with your Head of Department. On termination of your employment, you will be entitled to take paid holiday or payment in lieu of holiday being the proportion of your entitlement for the period you have worked during the leave year and for which you have not taken holidays. Payment in lieu of holiday will not be made where agreement is made with a new employer to take over responsibility for accrued holiday entitlement. Holiday entitlement is not transferable from one leave year to another.8. You will be a member of the Senior Common Room; membership carries with it the obligation (which is revocable) to payment of an annual subscription to be effected by deduction from salary in a single month of each year.9. You are required to attend training and such courses on matters concerning Health, Safety and Welfare at Work as may be arranged for you.10 It is the Universitys policy to encourage members of the academic staff to undertake a reasonable amount of consultancy work. In normal circumstances and subject to prior notification to your Head of Department, up to 35 days paid outside consultancy may be undertaken in any academic year (taking term-time and vacations together); approval to undertake such consultancy shall not normally be withheld by Heads of Department provided the work involved is in the general interests of the University. Where a member of staff wishes to undertake a total of more than 35 days consultancy in any one year, a recommendation must be made via the Head of Department to the Vice-Chancellor. If approval for more than 35 days is given, the fees received in excess of 35 days shall be the subject of individual negotiation but the share of the consultancy income accruing to the University and the Department shall not normally be less than 50% of the fee for the days beyond 35.11 Appointments are terminable at any time by three months notice from either side, the notice taking effect (except in the case of non-teaching staff) at the end of a University Semester. However subject to mutual agreement the requirements for the notice to take effect at the end of a Semester may be waived. 22
    • For staff who carry out teaching duties, full details of notice periods can be found on the Department of Human Resourcesweb pages.12. You are required by Statute to retire from your post on 29 September following the date on which you attain the age of 65 years unless the Council by a vote of at least one-half its total members shall request you to continue for a period not exceeding five years after which retirement will be compulsory.13. The Council has approved a formal procedure which you may follow if you wish to seek redress of any grievance relating to your employment.14. The University Maternity Leave with pay scheme is available for female members of University staff who have been continuously employed in the University’s service for a minimum period of 12 months before the expected date of confinement. Copies of the University’s Maternity Leave Scheme are available in the Department of Human Resources. Other female members of staff may be eligible for Statutory Maternity Entitlements and they should contact the Department of Human Resources for advice concerning eligibility. Any male member of University staff who is the father of a new child is entitled to Paternity Leave. Paternity Leave Guidelines are available from the Department of Human Resources.15. Paid leave of absence on grounds of ill health is granted in accordance with the regulations approved by the Council of the University.16. If you believe that there is patentable property arising out of your University work you must inform the Registrar and Secretary as soon as possible and certainly before any disclosure or publication of the invention. The University will then determine as soon as possible whether it will proceed and file a patent application, agreeing with you that any future benefits of exploitation will be shared between you and your Department and the University, or will notify you that the University has no interest in the invention and that you are free to proceed at your own risk and cost.17. No member of the University apart from the Registrar and Secretary as Secretary to the University Council or the Director of Human Resource Management has authority to make any offer to, or to notify any change in the terms and conditions of appointment of, any new or existing member of staff. If any other member of staff purports to make any offer or effect any change in the terms and conditions of appointment as aforesaid, the University will not be bound by any such offer or change.18. The University of Sheffield is an equal opportunity employer and has confirmed its commitment to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in employment in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on any grounds not relevant to good employment practice. The University is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective Ms R A Valerio Director of Human Resource Management 23