National training for local job evaluation

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15 / 7 / 2013 Midnight

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.

Background

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.

Training

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.

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 
Job matching  - two day None   moira.merritt@nhsemployers.org
Job analysis/evaluation - two day None, but an advantage if previously completed the job matching course   moira.merritt@nhsemployers.org
Job matching refresher - one day Need to have completed the two day job matching course   moira.merritt@nhsemployers.org
Job analysis/evaluation refresher -  one day Need to have completed the two day job analysis/evaluation two day course  moira.merritt@nhsemployers.org
Job matching and job analysis/evaluation refresher - two day Need to have completed both the two day job matching and the two day job analysis/evaluation course

 moira.merritt@nhsemployers.org

Consistency checking - one day course Need to have already been trained in job matching and/or job analysis and job evaluation and have recently and regularly sat on panels.  eleanor.ransom@nhsemployers.org

 

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