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