Job Evaluation and Equal Pay

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Job evaluation is a key part of the Agenda for Change pay system that covers more than one million NHS staff

Job evaluation (JE) enables jobs to be matched to national job profiles or allows trusts to evaluate jobs locally, to determine in which Agenda for Change pay band a post should sit.

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Job evaluation handbook

The Job Evaluation Group is responsible for producing the NHS JE Handbook that is the comprehensive guide for organisations on job evaluation. 

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National job profiles

The NHS Job Evaluation scheme enables most NHS jobs to be matched to nationally evaluated profiles, based on information from job descriptions, person specifications and additional information.

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Job Evaluation Group

The Job Evaluation Group is jointly chaired by Debra Lomasney, Agenda for Change Lead, NHS Wales Employers and Nicola Lee, Royal College of Nursing, for staff side.

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National training for local job evaluation

The NHS Staff Council Job Evaluation Group (JEG) provides expert training, along with guidance and advice, to NHS trusts to support local job evaluation implementation.


Equal pay

Equal pay has been a statutory entitlement since 1970, when the Equal Pay Act came into force. The Agenda for Change pay system was introduced in October 2004 to ensure that pay in the NHS was consistent with the requirements of equal pay law.


Job Evaluation Group -Healthcheck survey analysis

Analysis of the healthcare survey findings by the NHS Staff Council Job Evaluation Group

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