Human Resources

Human Resources

The Human Resources (HR) Director is responsible for advice and guidance to the Board of Directors on all HR issues. This involves developing and implementing a strategic approach to human resource management including good employment practice, improving the quality of working life for staff and contributing to the continuous performance improvement of services provided by the Trust.

The Human Resources Management team provides advice and support to managers and staff.  HR Directorate Partners have a dedicated relationship with Service and Clinical teams to promote better understanding of the needs of the service and of staff. The team ensures the Trust meets its commitments to excellent care for clients and patients by fully engaging with staff and applying good employment practices. This includes promoting staff partnership, equality and diversity and their health and well-being. It also includes facilitating organisational change, the future planning of staff resources and the application of key performance indicators to improve services.

The Recruitment Team provides advice and support on all recruitment issues, and provides a recruitment service that is tailored to meet specific occupational needs in line with relevant policies and procedures.

The Flexible Staffing Service provides and manages a flexible workforce made up of skilled and competent registered nurses and support workers who are able to work across all sites of Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, to help meet service needs.

The Communications function aims to develop and deliver a comprehensive internal and external communications service for patients, carers, staff, the public and all other stakeholders, and to promote the positive corporate image and presence enabling the Trust’s reputation to be effectively and efficiently managed.  The Communications Manager oversees our media relations, communication with all our stakeholders, and manages our web presence.  The Communications Manager can be contacted on 0114 2263302 or by emailing Communications.

Payroll - The process of paying our staff is contracted out to Victoria Pay Services, who are also responsible for the payrolls of the other NHS Trusts in Sheffield.  For all Payroll queries please phone 0114 3052220.

Contact the Human Resources Department
For further information relating to Human Resources, or to contact the department, tel: 0114 226 3277.
To contact the PA to the Director of Human Resources tel: 0114 2263960.


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Workforce Strategy (Word 412KB)

Criminal Records Bureau Renewal Process

Following the outcome of the Government’s review of the processes for vetting and registering individuals who want to work or volunteer with children and vulnerable adults, the Trust has further considered its current practice of renewing CRB checks every three years.

Given the proposals to develop and introduce the concept of updated criminal record disclosures as a new service, the Trust has decided to ‘stay’ any CRB renewals pending the introduction of the new service.  This is, in fact, consistent with the situation already existing for the other Trusts within Sheffield.  Consequently there will be no general requirement to seek renewals of CRB checks.

There are a limited number of situations where there may be a regulatory or contractual requirement to continue the three year renewal and these renewals will continue.

The absence of the renewal process does not remove the contractual obligation on staff to immediately notify their line manager if they are cautioned, charged with or convicted of a criminal offence which might affect their employment with the Trust.  Failure to do so will be regarded as a disciplinary offence.

CRB checks for new employees will continue to be carried out.  The decision above only applies to renewals.

This page was last updated on 11th April 2013