National training for local job evaluation

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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.


Job evaluation (JE) is key to running the Agenda for Change pay system and promotes equal pay for more than one million NHS staff. The NHS job evaluation scheme measures the skills, responsibilities and effort that are required for a job, and allocates it to an Agenda for Change pay band.  It does this by matching them to national job profiles or evaluating jobs locally, to set the basic pay for staff.


In line with the national Agenda for Change agreement, every job matching panel member and job analyst is required to attend a training course and must be up to date on current practices, before they take part in local panels.  The JEG offers a range of practical one and two-day training courses for organisations that are run, in partnership, by experienced and accredited trainers. 

If your organisation requires more job matchers, job analysts and job evaluators or refresher training for existing practitioners, the JEG courses will meet your needs.  The courses include the principles of equal pay, how to avoid bias, the building blocks of the NHS JE scheme, the importance of good information and consistency checking in JE, and partnership working.

JEG has developed a new way of training practitioners to sit on job matching panels. The new training combines a one day face-to-face training course, run at a venue of your choice, with online training.  The online training has clear instructions with plenty of time to complete and is supported technically and by JE trainers. 

The courses are run at a venue of your choice, except for the consistency checking courses, which are held regionally.  Prices vary depending on the number of attendees, with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 delegates per course.

 Course type/length Participant requirements  For further details please contact 
* New - Job matching blended learning - one day face-to-face/online None but completion of all online modules is necessary to be accepted onto the one day face-to-face training course

 Job Matching - two day face-to-face None

Job analysis/evaluation - two day face-to-face None, but an advantage if previously completed the job matching course
Job matching refresher - one day face-to-face Need to have completed the two day job matching course
Job analysis/evaluation refresher -  one day face-to-face Need to have completed the two day job analysis/evaluation two day course
Job matching and job analysis/evaluation refresher - two day face-to-face Need to have completed both the two day job matching and the two day job analysis/evaluation course

Consistency checking - one day face to face Need to have already been trained in job matching and/or job analysis and job evaluation and have recently and regularly sat on panels.


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