03 / 8 / 2011 2.12pm
The NHS JE Scheme needs to be embedded in everyday operational processes. Expertise needs to be maintained in partnership at organisation level, with joint job evaluation leads and sufficient practitioner capacity for joint partnership panels to be maintained in line with the rules of the JE Handbook.
- Partnership working remains central to job evaluation, as it promotes joint ownership of the processes and outcomes
- There is an ongoing need for organisational leads on job evaluation in partnership. Partnership Job Evaluation Leads need to be retained to maintain the joint working and advice on all aspects of job evaluation.
- Training practitioners - organisations need to ensure that they have enough staff in management and staff side roles to support the matching/evaluation of changing and new roles. The most up-to-date training courses are provided nationally via the NHS Staff Council.
- Refresher training will be needed to maintain the skills of practitioners who have been trained some time ago. Again, national trainers have a range of refresher training on maintaining good practice available via the NHS Staff Council. Chapter 3 of the Job Evaluation Handbook, sets out some good practice principles on establishing the necessary protocols and procedures that will apply to the ongoing use of the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme and the protection of equality and fairness with the organisation's pay structure.
There will be an ongoing need to ensure the application of job evaluation reflects current working practices, especially in times of changing service needs.