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  1. 1. Vice Chancellor: Professor R F Boucher, CBE, PhD (Nottingham), HonDHL (State University of New York), CEng, FIMechE, FASME, MIEEE, HonRNCM, FREng FACULTY OF MEDICINE Dean: Professor A H Brook, BDS, MDS, FDS SCHOOL OF CLINICAL DENTISTRY Dean of the School: Professor T F Walsh, BDS, DDS, FDS DEPARTMENT OF ADULT DENTAL CARE Head of Department: Professor R van Noort, MIM, MIPEM, FRSA, FAD CHAIR OR SENIOR LECTURER / CONSULTANT IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY REF. NO: R3587 Applications are invited from suitably qualified dentists for the post of Chair or Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. This exciting new post has been released by the retirement of the current post holder. Adult Dental Care is one of four Departments in the Dental School and made a major contribution to the grade 5 achieved in the 2001 Research Assessment exercise. To ensure continuing improvement in its research profile, candidates will be expected to have an established international track record in research in the field of restorative dentistry. The new post-holder will be expected to pursue his/her own research interest, as well as interacting with other researchers, supporting ongoing activities as needed, and establishing new collaborations. THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD - INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS The University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence. Our mission is to maintain the highest standards of research scholarship and to educate students in a high-quality learning environment, nurturing a spirit of enterprise and helping them to fulfil their individual potential. 1
  2. 2. Excellence in research In constantly developing the quality and diversity of research across an unusually wide range of subjects, the University has appointed many outstanding academics to its multidisciplinary research groups. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 35 subject areas achieved the top two grades, 5* and 5 – only five other universities exceeded that number. Our annual income for pure and applied research is more than £70 million. Sheffield University Enterprises Ltd (SUEL), a wholly owned technology transfer subsidiary, has a portfolio of more than 70 projects developed out of University of Sheffield research, and more than 40 companies have already been founded. Excellence in learning and teaching The University maintains high standards in its undergraduate programmes. Our long- established internal teaching quality assurance mechanisms have contributed to impressive results in the Quality Assurance Agency’s Subject Reviews. The University has earned ‘excellent’ ratings in 29 subjects – the third highest of the UK universities. Strategic alliances The University of Sheffield is a founder member of two major alliances. The Worldwide Universities Network is a consortium of research-led universities in the UK, mainland Europe, USA and China. It exists to capitalise on growing global markets in research, postgraduate degree programmes and continuing professional development. The White Rose Consortium, comprising Leeds, Sheffield and York universities, exploits the combined research power of the three and invests in spin- out companies. International and national honours In the 1990s two of our graduates won Nobel Prizes; Dr Richard Roberts in 1993 for Medicine/Physiology and Professor Sir Harry Kroto in 1996 for Chemistry. Our other Nobel Laureates are Professor Sir Hans Krebs, 1953 for Medicine/Physiology, and Lord Porter, 1967 for Chemistry. Since 1998 three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, academic equivalents to the Queen’s Award to Industry, have recognised the University’s pioneering work – in creating definitive electronic editions of major literary texts, in environmental consultancy for industry and government, and in research into improving quality of life for older people. Campus, students and staff The University received its Royal Charter in 1905, although its roots go right back to 1828, when the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded. The academic buildings – a mixture of Edwardian and modern – are set in pleasant suburbs in the west of Sheffield, close to the Peak District National Park yet within easy reach of the city centre. A five-year £100 million building programme is providing new and refurbished accommodation for many departments, as well as state-of-the-art sports facilities. We are investing £16.5m in a new learning resources 2
  3. 3. centre to provide an integrated learning environment for our students, 24 hours a day. At present the University has 24,300 full-time and part-time students; 18,050 undergraduates and 5,050 postgraduates, including more than 3,800 international students from 116 countries. With 5,500 staff we are Sheffield’s third largest employer. Working for the University The University has an ambitious HR strategy and recognises that its success depends upon recruiting, rewarding and developing high-quality staff in all areas. We employ around 5,500 staff in a wide range of jobs and we are proud to recognise that our success is due to the personal contribution made by all our staff. Working at the University will offer you rewarding opportunities within a dynamic and diverse workplace. Members of University staff enjoy competitive pay and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlement, great working conditions and access to outstanding sports and recreational facilities. The City of Sheffield Sheffield offers outstanding quality of life, an attractive, green environment – with the Peak District right on its doorstep – affordable living costs, excellent schools, short travel-to-work times, leading NHS care and a wide choice of good value housing. According to the latest Home Office statistics, Sheffield is England’s safest city. According to a recent Barclay’s survey, the parliamentary constituency which includes much of our campus, Sheffield Hallam, is the second most affluent in England in real terms. As you would expect in England’s fourth largest city, there’s a wealth of leisure, entertainment, sports and recreational opportunities to suit all ages, tastes and abilities. What the neutrals say The Sunday Times University Guide chose Sheffield as ‘UK University of the Year 2001/02’, for its outstanding teaching and research assessments, low drop-out rate and overall student experience. In the 2004 Times Good University Guide nineteen of our departments hold top-ten positions in subject league tables for teaching and research quality. In the Virgin 2003 Alternative Guide to British Universities, which focuses strongly on the quality of the student experience, the University of Sheffield ranks third in the league table, and the Guardian rates our award-winning Union of Students “best of its kind”. Further information on the above areas is also available at and 3
  4. 4. THE SCHOOL OF CLINICAL DENTISTRY The School of Clinical Dentistry at Sheffield has an intake of 55 dental undergraduates per annum for a five year course. It also has an intake of 30 students each year for a two year diploma in Hygiene and Therapy. In addition, there is a significant annual intake of postgraduate students reading for higher degrees. The School achieved an “excellent” (23/24) rating in the QAA Subject Review exercise and was awarded Investor in People standard. The School is adjacent and connected to the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, which has recently been upgraded. The Medical School, the Health Sciences Library and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital are nearby and all are on the perimeter of the main University campus. The University is situated on the western side of the city, adjacent to a pleasant residential area. Sheffield University provides a full range of sporting and recreational facilities for staff, and the Peak District National Park is within easy travelling distance. The Dental School is divided into four departments: 1. Adult Dental Care 2. Oral Health and Development 3. Oral Pathology 4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research strategy within the School Research in the School is organized into thematic groups, fostering our philosophy that progress is derived most readily from a multidisciplinary approach and that the dental sciences should not be constrained by the boundaries of clinical disciplines. We have progressively sharpened the focus of our research activity, concentrating on established areas of international excellence. We have three research groups; ‘Oral Biomaterials’, ‘Oral Neuroscience’ and ‘Oral Health and Diseases’. Each group has a leader who guides and co-ordinates members’ activities, which encompass laboratory and clinical projects, addressing basic and applied questions. Our direct physical link with the Dental Hospital facilitates easy access to patients, and patient material, for clinical research projects. Research is stimulated in-house by regular group meetings, and by school seminars where staff, students and leading external speakers present their current research. General Research Strategy Our overall plan for research is to build on established strengths and collaborations as identified by the three research groups. General research strategy is developed by the Research Committee, which is led by the Research Dean, who also provides input to, and feedback from, the Divisional Research Committee. The Dental School Research Committee includes the three research group leaders, who advise on the direction of research in their own area of expertise, in consultation with their group. In addition, there is representation from the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to ensure a co-ordinated research strategy for the Dental School and Hospital, and full compliance with Trust and University Research Governance procedures. A further strategy is to develop areas of research that are responsive to national and international priorities, but which also fit within the expertise and resources available in the School. For example, the Oral Biomaterials group has already developed a 4
  5. 5. strong focus in tissue engineering, as identified by the EPSRC and the EC Framework 6 programme. Another strategy has been to develop expertise by creating close research links with staff in other University departments, all of which are 5 or 5* rated. Several of our research students are supervised jointly with such staff in order to ensure that all necessary support is available, and to encourage interdiciplinarity. All three research groups have also developed fruitful joint research initiatives with leading national and international research groups. We have made particular efforts to develop and enhance our links with commercial organisations in order to recruit new expertise and to seek more rapid clinical exploitation of our work. Specific strategy of the relevant Research Groups Oral Biomaterials Aims: The overall aim of this group is to pursue research into new materials and materials technologies that can help solve clinical problems in various aspects of dentistry. While some basic research is performed, most activities are applied and directly link the laboratory and clinic, often having commercial value. New research activities have been initiated, particularly in the area of tissue engineering. Background: This group has strongly promoted an interdisciplinary approach to research. It was instrumental in the development of the University’s Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, which links researchers in 10 University departments (from the Faculties of Pure Science, Engineering and Medicine), and which has stimulated new areas of research activity. Partnerships with industry have permitted successful applications for European research funding. We have also attracted ‘venture capital’ funding to establish a company CellFactors plc that supports 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 Neuroscience Aims: The general aim of this research group is to develop new methods of managing the distressing pain or other sensory disturbances that result from disease or nerve injury. 5
  6. 6. Background: This group interacts and collaborates with neuroscientists in the Department of Biomedical Science, which houses some of our research laboratories. Further afield, we have strong collaborative links with oral and general neuroscience groups in Stockholm, Michigan, São Paulo, and Calgary. We also have strong links with an industrial partner, GlaxoSmithKline. Clinically, we have developed a large referral base for patients with trigeminal nerve injuries, who travel to Sheffield from throughout the UK and from abroad. This provides unique opportunities to obtain patient material for laboratory evaluation and correlation with symptoms. Future research strategy: The groups principal aims for the next five-year period are to: • 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 Diseases Aims: The aims of the group are to investigate methods for improving the diagnosis of oral diseases and associated conditions and to investigate basic aspects of their aetiology. These studies employ a range of technologies, and focus on developmental and acquired abnormalities of enamel, periodontal diseases, Sjögren’s syndrome and streptococcal endocarditis. Background: This group has strong collaborative links with other University of Sheffield departments and with groups in other Universities. The activities of the group have resulted in the development of commercial links with Boots plc, Interleukin Genetics and British Biotech Pharmaceuticals. The group is now further enhanced by the appointments in Dental Public Health. Future research strategy: Our principal aims for the next five-year period are to: • Continue to develop the technique of computerised image analysis for the measurement of enamel demineralisation, plaque accumulation, gingival tissue and alveolar bone and dental anomalies, including number, size, shape and structure. The methodology will be used in clinical trials of newly developed dental products aimed at anti-adherence and tooth whitening. • Characterise the bacterial surface proteins that interact with platelet membrane glycoproteins, particularly GPIb and integrins, with a view to developing therapeutic inhibitory agents. 6
  7. 7. • 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. DEPARTMENT OF ADULT DENTAL CARE The Department of Adult Dental Care provides teaching for BDS undergraduates and MMedSci and MClinDent postgraduate students based in open clinics on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital. The work of the Department is concerned with all aspects of restorative dentistry, embracing endodontics, operative dentistry, periodontology and fixed and removable prosthodontics. The Department works closely with other departments within the Dental School, Hospital and the wider University. Excellent facilities are available for teaching and research. The Department already has substantial expertise in restorative dentistry, particularly in relation to biomaterials, dental technology, tissue engineering, bone and cartilage, and periodontology. The Department has considerable interaction with the wider University through the Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Departmental research facilities The departmental accommodation is on the second floor of the modern Dental School building and the biomaterials annexe. These comprise an administrative area, offices for academic staff, a large clinical skills laboratory (40 places), a new small clinical skills laboratory with the latest AV facilities (13 places) and a brand new dental technology laboratory (20 places). Research facilities are shared across the four Departments of the School and include: • 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 University. 7
  8. 8. STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT Head of Professor R van Department Noort Departmental Technicians Mr D Nuttall Professors Professor T F Mrs J Mundy Walsh Professor P V Mrs S Anderson Hatton Senior Clinical Mr D J Lamb Departmental Secretaries Miss J A Lecturers Newstead Mr A Rawlinson Mrs J D Bicker Mrs A M Wilson Clinical Lecturers Miss S K Al- Mrs A Nixon Salehi Mrs A L Mrs P Mullins Fairclough Dr A K Jowett Mrs D C McDonald Dr S E Northeast Miss S Associated clinical staff in Pollington the CCDH Dr J M Ward Consultants in Restorative Mr R I Joshi Dentistry Clinical Lead Honorary Clinical Miss L G Davis Mr A Baxter Lecturer Mr I R Harris Lecturer Dr G Cannavina Miss S Orr Mr R R Patel Dental Instructors Dr A Johnson Mr P F Wragg Mr D G Wildgoose Mr D Wood Associate Specialist Mr K H Figures Research Contract Dr C W Stokes Staff Grade Mr J Hoare Staff Dr A Crawford Dr K Hurrell- SpRs Mr R S Milner Gillingham Mr S Nayar Mrs P Gaitonde THE HOSPITAL Charles Clifford Dental Hospital The hospital opened in 1953, extended in 1966 and is currently undergoing a phased redevelopment programme. It is a dental teaching hospital linked to the School of Clinical Dentistry which has an intake of 50 undergraduates per year and 8
  9. 9. is currently expanding its postgraduate and research activities. The School moved into a new building with greatly improved facilities in 1991. The hospital joined Central Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Trust on 1 April 1995. It is situated approximately one mile west of the city centre and is adjacent to the Royal Hallamshire Teaching Hospital/Medical School complex, as well as being within the University campus. The hospital provides the dental out-patient services for the Sheffield catchment area, and in addition provides specialist services in all departments to patients from a much wider area. It also incorporates the Schools of Dental Hygiene/ Dental Therapy, Dental Technology and provides training for Dental Nurses. In addition to dental undergraduate training, the hospital provides specialist services in the dental specialties of Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry (with associated in- patient facilities at the Children’s Hospital), Restorative Dentistry (which includes Conservative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics and associated implantology) and Oral Medicine which provides out-reach services to other hospitals in the former Trent Region. Restorative Dentistry The specialty is based in the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital with specialist and, postgraduate and teaching taking place on the second and third floors. There are also dedicated surgical facilities for the surgical aspects of dental implant treatment in the Outpatient Theatre Suite and Minor Surgery Clinics together with inpatient access in the adjacent Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The Charles Clifford Dental Hospital is an established National Centre for the provision of Dental Implants with first class laboratory and radiology support. Teaching arising from the delivery of clinical services will be expected of the appointee. The appointee will be expected to contribute to and work for the recognition of the hospital as an international centre of excellence. BACKGROUND TO THE POST This post is designed to further enhance the research activity within the School of Clinical Dentistry. The School was awarded a Grade 5 in RAE 2001 and is keen to invest in this success by developing new research opportunities. The appointee will be incorporated into our established research strategy and it is hoped that they will stimulate interdisciplinary research activity between the School’s Research Groups, as well as with other parts of the University. Details of the current activity of each of the School’s research groups are given below. Oral Biomaterials – The cluster has strategic interests in biomaterials for surgery and / or tissue engineering (e.g. degradable polymer scaffolds, membranes for guided tissue regeneration, bone and cartilage tissue engineering, bioceramics for bone repair). Substantial funding for their work has been provided by the European Union. In addition, the cluster undertakes extensive industrial collaboration, and a member of the cluster was responsible for the development of the spin-out company, Cellfactors Plc. Oral Neuroscience – This group has a strong interest in the outcome of nerve injury, non-tissue engineering methods of enhancing nerve repair and regeneration, and the management of post-injury pain. An important line of research for a tissue 9
  10. 10. engineer with an interest in neuroscience would be in the development of neural cell lines in vitro that could be used to promote recovery from nerve injury or disease (an approach analogous to that used by Cellfactors plc for the enhancement of bone regeneration). Evaluation of such an approach would exploit existing expertise in tissue culture and in vivo recording methods. As the School has a very strong reputation for its management of patients with nerve injuries, and receives nationwide referrals, it should be possible to evaluate rapidly new methods in the clinical arena. Oral Health and Diseases - This group has strong collaborative links with other University of Sheffield departments and with groups in other Universities. The activities of the group have resulted in the development of commercial links with Boots plc, Interleukin Genetics and British Biotech Pharmaceuticals. The group is now further enhanced by the appointments in Dental Public Health. DUTIES OF THE POST Research The successful candidate will be expected to complement existing activities in Sheffield, and establish new collaborations locally, nationally and internationally. Research emphasis in the Department of Adult Dental Care is focused around biomaterials, tissue engineering and periodontology. Through its input to existing and novel areas of research, it is anticipated that the new post-holder will contribute to the target of a top ranking in the next Research Assessment Exercise. No specific areas of scientific interest are required for this post, and the success of the candidate will be based on an established track record of research excellence, a demonstrable ability to promote translational research and to interact with the groups described above. The post-holder will be given technical and secretarial support from existing resources within the Department of Adult Dental Care. The post-holder will be expected to work with staff in all departments of the School in order to: 1. Enhance research activity in restorative dentistry. 2. Develop interdisciplinary links with the relevant research groups within the Dental School, and with other Departments in the University. 3. Attract research funding to support this area of research activity. 4. Develop a team of research workers with similar interests, including technical staff and postgraduate research students. Teaching The post-holder will be required to take a leading and guiding role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The School of Clinical Dentistry also has an expanding programme for PCDs and the new post-holder will be encouraged to contribute to this. Administration The post holder will be required to undertake administrative work in support of the needs of the Department and the University of Sheffield. Administrative duties will be determined with the Head of Department but will not detract from the research needs of the post-holder. 10
  11. 11. Clinical services The appointee will, together with the existing Consultant colleagues, be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive, effective Restorative Dentistry Service. The person appointed will take his/her equal share in providing emergency cover and will be required to cover for his/her colleague during periods of absence. He/she will have continuing responsibility for patients in his/her care and the proper functioning of the Department. Contractually there will be a commitment to participate in Clinical Effectiveness and Audit, for which time has been allocated in the job plan. The successful candidate will work according to the new consultant contract. The allocation of time between the various duties of the post will be open to some adjustment, in consultation with consultant colleagues and the employing Trust. An annual review of duties will take place with the Clinical Director, as part of the job planning process. The job plan initially will include the following programmed activities: • Direct patient care 4 PAs • Supporting Clinical Activities 1PA • TOTAL 5PAs NHS It is not the universities current policy to undertake take formal job planning of university sessions the job plan below thus reflects the possible NHS component of the job plan. The list of duties given above is not exhaustive and the postholder may be asked to undertake other duties in line with the grading of the post as may be required by the Head of Department from time to time. The postholder should recognise that job descriptions reflect core activities of a post at a particular time and that as the Department and the individual develops there will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of the duties of the post. The Department expects that all staff will recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work and be willing to participate in training. If changes to a job become significant the job description should be reviewed formally by the Head of Department and the postholder. PERSON SPECIFICATION It is essential that the post-holder has or is eligible for full registration with the GDC and has a CCST following completion of an SAC approved 5 year SpR training programme in Restorative Dentistry, or recognised equivalent. Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years minimum training period in the NHS required for Restorative Dentistry.  Internationally recognised excellence in restorative dentistry.  An international reputation for research in their specialist field.  Evidence of current scientific publications in high rated journals.  Evidence of successful grant applications  A commitment to learning and teaching. 11
  12. 12.  A willingness to contribute to wider administrative activities in the School and University.  A track record in leadership and organisation.  Evidence of having successfully organised graduate education in restorative dentistry.  Evidence of capability as a good team worker.  Good oral and written communication skills.  Effective and efficient time management skills. It would be advantageous if the post-holder had one or more of the following:  Membership of professional organisations relevant to restorative dentistry.  Membership of the ILT.  Wide experience of the organisation and structure of the UK Schools of Dentistry.  Evidence of an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  Evidence of a close involvement with the management and provision of restorative dental services within the United Kingdom. Staff are responsible through the Head of Department (Professor R van Noort) to the Dean of the School of Clinical Dentistry (Professor TF Walsh) for the satisfactory performance of their duties. The appointment will carry with it an honorary contract with the Sheffield NHS Trust. INFORMAL ENQUIRIES: If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Professor van Noort (tel.: 0114 2717910, e-mail: SALARY: By agreement. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: By agreement. BENEFITS FOR STAFF All our posts offer exciting and rewarding opportunities within a dynamic and diverse working environment. In addition to offering excellent pay and conditions, we also provide the following services for staff: • corporate Childcare Voucher scheme • final salary pension scheme • special rates for S10 Health membership; for more information see • Home Computing Initiative scheme; for more information see CLOSING DATE: 11 March 2005. 12
  13. 13. PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE NO: R3587 HOW TO APPLY: Online: Please visit, 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 by post to: The Staff Recruitment Service Department of Human Resources - Personnel Services The University of Sheffield Firth Court Western Bank SHEFFIELD S10 2TN or in person to: The Staff Recruitment Service Department of Human Resources - Personnel Services The University of Sheffield 10 - 12 Brunswick Street SHEFFIELD S10 2FN (Reception is open Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm). CIRCULATION OF APPLICATIONS As part of the selection process, applications may be considered by a number of appropriate staff within the recruiting department, and a cognate department, in addition to the shortlisting/interview panel(s). Please state within your covering letter if you do not wish your application to be released in this manner, or whether you would prefer it to be circulated on a restricted basis, e.g. as an anonymous CV. INTERVIEW EXPENSES Candidates attending for interview will be provided with the appropriate claim form. The University will defray standard return rail fare and reasonable subsistence expenses. Claims for car mileage are accepted when it is agreed in advance that rail travel is not a practicable alternative. Arrangement for travel from outside the UK must be made with the recruiting department in advance of the interview. To meet Inland Revenue requirements, expense claims must be accompanied by original receipts. WORK PERMITS If an applicant selected to be appointed requires a work permit to work in the UK, the University may issue a conditional offer of employment subject to a successful work permit application. 13
  14. 14. The Home Office is the Government department charged with the responsibility of issuing work permits. It has in place strict criteria regarding eligibility and work permits will only be issued for posts where it can be demonstrated that there is a skills shortage which cannot be met from within the European Economic Area. Where it is reasonable to assume that there is an appropriate recruitment market within the EEA, it is unlikely that a work permit will be issued. Therefore certain types of post are unlikely to be considered eligible for a work permit. Further information is available on the Home Office website at: The persons whom the University considers may not be limited to those who make applications in accordance with the current advertisement. The University is committed to equality through diversity 14