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DEPARTMENT OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL MEDICINE AND SURGERY

  1. 1. Vice Chancellor: Professor R F Boucher, CBE, PhD (Nottingham), HonDHL (StateUniversity of New York), CEng, FIMechE, FASME, MIEEE, HonRNCM, FREng SCHOOL OF CLINICAL DENTISTRYDean of the School: Professor T F Walsh, BDS, MSc (London), DDS (Birmingham), FDSRCS DEPARTMENT OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL MEDICINE AND SURGERYHead of Department: Mr K G Smith, BDS (Newcastle upon Tyne), PhD (Sheffield), FDSRCS CLINICAL LECTURER IN ORAL SURGERY (SpR Grade with NTN) REF: R3945THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD - INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTSThe University of Sheffield, which celebrated its centenary in 2005, is one of theUK’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in bothteaching and research.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 the 1
  2. 2. best 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.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. 2
  3. 3. 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/aboutTHE SCHOOL OF CLINICAL DENTISTRYThe School of Clinical Dentistry at Sheffield has recently increased its intake ofdental undergraduates to 79 per annum for its five year BDS programme. TheSchool of Clinical Dentistry and the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital are currentlyplanning a phased redevelopment programme to accommodate this expansion innumbers which includes a new research facility. The School also has an annualintake of 30 students on its Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy course,which runs for 27 months.In addition, it has a significant annual intake of postgraduate students on taughtcourses and reading for higher degrees by research.The School achieved an “excellent” (23/24) rating in the QAA Subject Reviewexercise and was awarded Investor in People standard and a Grade 5 in theResearch Assessment Exercise 2001.The School is adjacent and connected to the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, whichhas recently been upgraded and there are further plans for refurbishment andexpansion of the clinical teaching facilities. The Medical School, the HealthSciences Library and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital are nearby and all are on theperimeter of the main University campus. The University is situated on the westernside of the city, adjacent to a pleasant residential area. Sheffield University providesa full range of sporting and recreational facilities for staff, and the Peak DistrictNational Park is within easy travelling distance.The Dental School is divided into four departments:1. Adult Dental Care2. Oral Health and Development3. Oral Pathology 3
  4. 4. 4. Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and 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 departments orclinical disciplines. We have sharpened the focus of our research activity,concentrating on established areas of international excellence. We have threeresearch groups; ‘Oral Biomaterials’, ‘Oral Neuroscience’ and ‘Oral Health andDiseases’. Each group has a leader who guides and co-ordinates members’activities, which encompass laboratory and clinical projects, addressing basic andapplied questions. Our direct physical link with the Dental Hospital facilitates easyaccess to patients, and patient material, for clinical research projects. Research isstimulated in-house by regular group meetings, and by school seminars where staff,students and leading external speakers present their current research.The research strategy of the Dental School is developed by the ResearchCommittee. This is led by the Research Dean and includes the three research groupleaders, who advise on the direction of research in their area in consultation withtheir group. In addition, there is representation from the Sheffield Teaching HospitalsNHS Trust to ensure a co-ordinated research strategy for the Dental School andHospital and full compliance with Trust and University Research Governanceprocedures.Each of the research groups has developed close links with other Universitydepartments, all of which are 5 or 5* rated. Several of our research students aresupervised jointly with such staff in order to ensure that all necessary support isavailable and to encourage interdisciplinary working. In addition, all three researchgroups have developed fruitful joint research initiatives with leading national andinternational research groups.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 Schooland 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 interdiciplinarity. 4
  5. 5. All three research groups have also developed fruitful joint research initiatives withleading national and international research groups. We have made particular effortsto develop and enhance our links with commercial organisations in order to recruitnew expertise and to seek more rapid clinical exploitation of our work.Specific strategy of the relevant 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. We have alsoattracted ‘venture capital’ funding to establish a company CellFactors plc thatsupports the expansion and clinical exploitation of a series of patented cell lines.Future research strategy: Our principal aims for the next five-year period are to: • Continue the development of osteoconductive glass-ceramics for bone augmentation and repair, and of high-strength aesthetic ceramics for manufacture of crowns and inlays. • Develop novel glasses for medical-grade glass-ionomer bone cements. Potential modifications include removal of aluminium from the formulation, changes to 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. • Use tissue engineering to stimulate the development of bone, cartilage, neural cells and oral mucosa for use in reconstructive surgery. • Develop plasma polymer surfaces that will improve cell-material interactions.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 groups’ principal aims for the next five-year period areto: 5
  6. 6. • 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 methods for improving the diagnosisof oral diseases and associated conditions and to investigate basic aspects of theiraetiology. These studies employ a range of technologies, and focus ondevelopmental and acquired abnormalities of enamel, periodontal diseases,Sjögren’s syndrome and streptococcal endocarditis.Background: This group has strong collaborative links with other University ofSheffield departments and with groups in other Universities. The activities of thegroup have resulted in the development of commercial links with Boots plc,Interleukin Genetics and British Biotech Pharmaceuticals. The group is now furtherenhanced by the appointments in Dental Public Health.Future research strategy: Our principal aims for the next five-year period are to:• Characterise the bacterial surface proteins that interact with platelet membrane glycoproteins, particularly GPIb and integrins, with a view to developing therapeutic inhibitory agents.• Exploit quantitative PCR to monitor specific periodontal pathogens in relation to levels of interleukins and collagen fragments in gingival crevicular fluid collected from diseased sites.• Undertake the genetic analysis of aggressive periodontitis.• Establish the potential for controlling P.gingivalis in subgingival plaque by the use of protease inhibitors and/or bacteriocins.• The effect of oral conditions on everyday life and the evaluation of dental interventions.Childhood and Youth Oral Health Group - to investigate the effect of oral conditionsand subsequent dental interventions on the quality of everyday life.THE DEPARTMENT OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERYThis post will be based in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine andSurgery. The department provides clinical services as well as undergraduate andpostgraduate teaching in the clinical specialties of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology. The academic department is based mainly on the1st floor of the Dental School building and has its own laboratories, technical andadministrative support. The other research laboratories and equipment of the DentalSchool are a shared facility and open to all research staff of the school. Building 6
  7. 7. work will shortly start on a new research wing that will significantly increase andenhance the research facilities of the Dental School.Staff of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and SurgeryAcademic staff: • Mr K G Smith (Head of Department/Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery) • Professor I M Brook (Professor/Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery) • Professor P P Robinson (Professor/Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery) • Dr A R Loescher (Reader/Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery and co- ordinator for higher surgical training in Oral Surgery) • Mr J M Yates (Lecturer/Honorary SpR in Oral Surgery) • Professor M H Thornhill (Professor/ Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine) • Professor F M Boissonade (Professor of Oral Neuroscience) • Dr D Andrews (Lecturer in Oral Neuroscience) • Mr R Patel (Lecturer/Consultant in Restorative Dentistry)Technical staff: • Mrs S Bodell • Miss E BirdDepartmental secretaries: • Mrs J Smith • Mrs J ParkinSHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUSTSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was created through the merger of theCentral Sheffield University Hospitals and the Northern General Hospital NHS Trustson 1st April 2001. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust incorporating the NorthernGeneral Hospital, the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, the new Jessop Wing, WestonPark Hospital and Charles Clifford Dental Hospital is now the fourth largest NHSTrust in the country. It was granted Foundation Status in 2004. As a Trust, SheffieldTeaching Hospitals NHS Foundation trust is responsible for the planning anddelivery of the highest quality patient care, providing services for patients not onlyform Sheffield but all parts of the North Trent region and UK. The annual budget isover £350 million with nearly one million patients coming for treatment each year.Further details are included in the attached document ‘Profile of Sheffield TeachingHospitals NHS Foundation Trust’.CHARLES CLIFFORD DENTAL HOSPITALThe hospital opened in 1953, extended in 1966 and is currently undergoing aphased redevelopment programme. The Dental hospital is part of the SheffieldTeaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which also comprises The RoyalHallamshire Hospital, Weston Park Hospital and the Northern General Hospital.It is situated approximately one mile west of the city centre and is adjacent to theRoyal Hallamshire Hospital / Medical School complex, as well as being within theUniversity campus. The hospital provides the dental out-patient services for theSheffield catchment area, and in addition provides specialist services in alldepartments to patients from a much wider area. It also incorporates the Schools of 7
  8. 8. Dental Hygiene/ Dental Therapy, Dental Technology and provides training for DentalNurses.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.Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (including Oral Medicine and Dental and MaxillofacialRadiology) has its main outpatient facilities at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital.There is also a department at the Northern General Hospital where the maxillofaciallaboratory (providing all dental / maxillofacial / anaplastology services including limb /digit / nipple / facial prosthetics) is situated. Adult A&E services are also sited here.In patient activity takes place at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the SheffieldChildren’s Hospital which houses all specialist inpatient and A&E services forchildren and is situated 250 metres from the Dental Hospital.The service is managed within the Directorate of Oral and Dental Services based atthe Dental and Hallamshire Hospitals and has for the last six years included theOMFS service for Barnsley residents as part of a managed clinical network.Barnsley residents access outpatient and day-case facilities locally at BarnsleyDistrict General Hospital, with in-patient care being provided in Sheffield. PaediatricOMFS facilities for Barnsley children are provided at Sheffield Children’s HospitalNHS Trust by departmental staff. POST DETAILSJOB TITLE: Clinical Lecturer in Oral SurgeryBRIEF OUTLINE: This new post has been established funded as a result of theexpansion in undergraduate student numbers. It is expected that the successfulcandidate will enter into higher surgical training in Oral Surgery. The candidate will alsobe expected to be actively involved in research within one of the dental school’sresearch clusters. The allocation of time between the various clinical, teaching,research and administrative activities will vary and be agreed by both the training co-ordinator and the Head of the academic department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicineand Surgery. An NTN in Oral Surgery will be available for the postholder.The successful appointee will take part in all aspects of clinical governance activities inthe directorate and participate in appraisal and postgraduate educational activities.The appropriate Honorary Clinical Contract will be requested from the SheffieldTeachings Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.REPORT TO: The appointee will be responsible through the Head of Department (MrK G Smith) to the Dean of the School of Clinical Dentistry (Professor TF Walsh) for thesatisfactory performance of their duties.MAIN ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:• To be actively involved in research within one of the School’s research clusters.• To undertake higher surgical training in Academic Oral Surgery including participation in the on-call service. 8
  9. 9. • To undertake clinical procedures within the curriculum for Oral Surgery.• To undertake clinical and didactic teaching to BDS and postgraduate students as directed by the Head of Department.• To engage in the development of teaching and contribute to the learning and teaching strategy of the School.• To undertake student assessment and support• To attend continuing education courses as appropriate.• To provide an exemplary ethical standard as a role model for students at all levels.• To take part in all aspects of clinical governance activities in the directorate and participate in appraisal and postgraduate educational activitiesDuties will include patient consultation clinics and operative sessions for provision ofcare under the direction of Consultants in oral and maxillofacial surgery for patientswho have been referred for secondary care.It is anticipated that the week will be divided as follows:4 Research sessions.1 Administration/CPD session.5 Sessions involved in higher surgical training, including one session undertaking clinical teaching for undergraduates.However, this arrangement is indicative of the role and will be a result of balancing theneeds of the Department with those of the individual. For part-time or job-shareappointments, timetables will need to be discussed individually.The list of duties given above is not exhaustive and the post holder 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.Staff should recognise that job descriptions reflect core activities of a post at aparticular 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 post-holder.PLANNING & ORGANISING:This will involve: Planning and prioritising daily activities and achieving the balance between clinical and academic duties Organisation of a programme of research Organisation of teaching-related and administrative work, as within one of the School’s Research Clusters allocated by the Head of Department and various Committees. Dealing with reactive requests daily such as those relating to teaching, students and administrative tasks. PERSON SPECIFICATIONApplicants should demonstrate evidence of the following: 9
  10. 10. Qualifications • Applicants will have been fully registered with the General Dental Council for at least 2 years (E) • Have completed a VT programme in general dental practice or the community dental service (D). • Two years in a recognized hospital post as an SHO, with at least one year within the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (E) • MFDS or equivalent, or FDSRCS (E) • PhD (D) • Teaching qualification. (D) • Distinctions, prizes, awards, scholarships, other degrees(D)Research • PhD or significant research experience (E)Management • Awareness of university structures and environment (D)Communication skills • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal (E) • Report writing skills (E) • Teaching experience (D) • Experience of delivering presentations and publications(E)Team working • Ability to work as part of a team (E) • Organisational ability (D)Staff review and development skills • Commitment to continuing professional development (E)Problem solving/decision making • Understanding and application of evidence based dentistry (D)Project Management • Ability to assess and organise resources, and plan and progress work activities (D)Personal effectiveness • Commitment to the job. (E) • Potential to cope with stressful situations and undertake responsibility (E) • Ability to organise own learning and time (E) • Be able to establish a professional relationship with patients (E) • Show initiative (D)FURTHER INFORMATIONINFORMAL ENQUIRIES: Informal enquiries may be directed to Mr Keith Smith,Head of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Surgery (Tel: 0114 2717849). 10
  11. 11. 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: £28,930 - £54,029 per annum.TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Will be those for ClinicalLecturers, attached.BENEFITS FOR STAFFIn addition to competitive pay and generous holiday entitlements, our staff enjoyaccess to: • final salary pension scheme • corporate Childcare Vouchers scheme • Cycle to Work Initiative scheme: www.shef.ac.uk/ctwi/ • special staff rates for S10 Health membership: www.sheffield.ac.uk/s10/index.html • outstanding sports and recreational facilities.CLOSING DATE: 4 August 2006.PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE NO: R3945HOW TO APPLY:Online: Please 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 Formby post to: The Staff Recruitment Service Department of Human Resources The University of Sheffield Firth Court Western Bank SHEFFIELD S10 2TNor in person to: The Staff Recruitment Service Department of Human Resources The University of Sheffield 10 - 12 Brunswick Street SHEFFIELD S10 2FN (Reception is open Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm).CIRCULATION OF APPLICATIONS 11
  12. 12. As 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 withthe responsibility of issuing work permits. It has in place strict criteria regardingeligibility and work permits will only be issued for posts where it can bedemonstrated that there is a skills shortage which cannot be met from within theEuropean Economic Area. Where it is reasonable to assume that there is anappropriate recruitment market within the EEA, it is unlikely that a work permit will beissued. Therefore certain types of post are unlikely to be considered eligible for awork permit. 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 12
  13. 13. Profile of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages five major hospitals in Sheffield -the Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston Park and Charles CliffordHospitals.As a Trust, we are responsible for the planning and delivery of the highest quality patient care,providing services for patients not only from Sheffield but all parts of the UK. We have an annualbudget approaching £520 million and treat almost one million patients each year, making us thesecond largest NHS Trust in England.We became one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts in the country on July 1 st 2004. NHSFoundation Trusts have greater freedom from central government control and the ability to workwith their community and staff to set local health priorities.Sheffield Teaching Hospitals was originally created through the merger of the Central SheffieldUniversity Hospitals and Northern General Hospital NHS Trusts in April 2001. The Trust hasachieved the highest rating of three stars in the annual NHS Star Ratings since its creation, whichgave 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. Thehospitals were one of just six trusts to be shortlisted for ‘Hospital of the Year’ in the annual UkGood Hospital Guide in 2004.Our HospitalsAlthough the Trust has overall management responsibility for the services provided, our hospitalseach have their own history, which we are rightly proud of. Between them they offer just aboutevery kind of service available in the modern NHS with over 12,000 members of staff workingwithin them.The Northern General is the largest of our hospitals with 1100 beds. Located to the north of thecity, the hospital is spread out over a large site. Amongst its specialist services are orthopaedics,spinal injuries and heart and lung services. Sheffield’s accident & emergency department is alsobased here.The other Trust hospitals are based closely together on a campus to the west of the city centre.The Royal Hallamshire is a major acute teaching hospital based around a ‘tower block’ of 760beds and a large outpatient department. Specialist services here include neurology, urology andophthalmology. Linked to the Royal Hallamshire by a footbridge, the Jessop Wing is Sheffield’s260 bed women’s hospital. Opened in February 2001 it has brought together all of the city’sobstetric, gynaecology and neonatology services in a state-of-the-art, purpose built, £24 millionbuilding.Weston Park is one of only three purpose built specialist cancer hospitals in the UK and providesa full range of non-surgical cancer services to the population of South Yorkshire, NorthNottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. It also enjoys national and international recognition forcertain specific treatments. It has 112 beds and is home to a specialist cancer 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, home toSheffield’s medical school, and Sheffield Hallam University. It is a major teaching centre for futurehealth professionals. 13
  14. 14. 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 LinacreActing Chief Nurse Ms Hilary ScholefieldDirector 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 14
  15. 15. 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 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 Clinical Academic Staff are attached. (b) Initial salary will be fixed at a point within the salary scale depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is payable monthly in arrear from the date of your taking up duties. (c) 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 your 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. 15
  16. 16. 4. You are allowed annual holidays on full pay totalling six 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.5. 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.6. Removal expenses for staff taking up a new appointment with the University and coming to live within that limit will be paid to staff appointed for not less than two years, in accordance with the regulations approved by the Council of the University.7. 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 will not be covered by the Crown Indemnity Scheme and University clinical academic staff are therefore required as part of their terms and conditions of service to take out Professional Defence Organisation cover.8. (a) Appointments are probationary and will include three academic years with the possibility of extension to four sessions if necessary. Previous relevant experience may be recognised as part of the period of probationary service. The length of probation will be stated in your letter of appointment. (b) Probationary appointments are reviewed at the end of each full academic session during probation. Appointments are confirmed following satisfactory completion of prescribed periods of probationary service. (c) Ability in research is a condition for retention of probationary appointments and for confirmation of lectureships. (d) The salary structure for Non-Clinical Lecturers encompasses two salary scales, Grade A and Grade B. It is the normal expectation that a lecturer reaching the maximum of Grade A will be advanced to Grade B. Advancement from Grade A to Grade B will, however, be made on a positive recommendation based on academic attainment and ability and a satisfactory standard of work.9. 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.10. You are required to attend training and such courses on matters concerning Health, Safety and Welfare at Work as may be arranged for you. 16
  17. 17. 11. 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 of paid outside consultancy work 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 Department shall not normally be less than 50% of the fee for the days beyond 35.12 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. For staff who carry out teaching duties, full details of notice periods can be found on the Department of Human Resources web pages.13. 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.14. The University Council has approved a formal procedure which you may follow if you wish to seek redress of any grievance relating to your employment.15. The University Maternity Leave 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. The University Adoption Scheme is available for all eligible members of staff who have been continuously employed in the University’s service for a minimum period of 12 months before the expected date of placement. Copies of the University’s Maternity and Adoption Leave Schemes are available from the Department of Human Resources. Members of staff not eligible for these Schemes may be eligible for Statutory Maternity or Adoption Entitlements and they should contact the Department of Human Resources for advice concerning eligibility. Any member of University staff who is the father of a new child or is the partner of an individual who is newly matched with a child for adoption is entitled to Paternity Leave. Copies of the University’s Paternity Leave Policy are available from the Department of Human Resources. 17
  18. 18. 16. Paid leave of absence on grounds of ill health is granted in accordance with the regulations approved by the Council of the University.17. 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.18. The personal information provided to the University and held on staff personal records must be accurate, complete and up to date and staff should advise the University of any changes to this information. This information will be processed by the University, in accordance with its registration under the Data Protection Act 1998, and in pursuance of its educational and administrative functions. This data will be used by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for statistical purposes and may be passed to the Council Tax Office of the local authority.19. 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 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.20. 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 18

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