Job Evaluation Group advice

Advice, information and training for employers from the NHS Job Evaluation Group.
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8 February 2024

This page showcases advice, information and training for employers on the implementation of the NHS job evaluation (JE) scheme, provided by the NHS Staff Council's Job Evaluation Group (JEG).

1 February 2024 - Guidance on factor 2 (knowledge, training and experience) of the job evaluation handbook

This guidance document is for panels to use as a source of information to help assess KTE requirements. It can be used in tandem with the second, an additional guidance on the KTE factor, which details how knowledge is attained and the training required to sit within the parameters of each factor level.

16 October 2023 - The importance of partnership working on job evaluation

This page outlines the importance of partnership working and what can be done at a local level to ensure that it is delivered successfully.

16 February 2023 - Guidance for ICBs on job evaluation and equal pay

This guidance is for newly formed integrated care boards (ICB) employing organisations where staff have transferred from Clinical Commissioning Groups or from NHS England. The guidance covers the equal pay implications of reconfigurations of service and the importance of ensuring that the principles and practices in relation to the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme are used by organisations as they develop and implement new and revised job structures.

5 December 2022 - Managing equal pay risk by ensuring good job evaluation practice 

This guidance is designed to help organisations adopt and ensure good practice in job evaluation, and increase confidence in pay band determination.

22 October 2021 - Guidance for band 6 and band 7 multi-professional profiles

Read guidance to support the use of new multi-professional profiles. The guidance identifies how these profiles should be used, when they will be reviewed and a brief note on safeguarding of the public and professional competence. It is to be read in conjunction with the creation of the new job family of clinical practitioners.

5 August 2021 - Guidance on restoring job evaluation

As part of the post-pandemic recovery, JEG has produced some supporting guidance to help NHS organisations adopt good practice and mitigate legal risk upon returning to business as usual.

5 August 2021 - Clinical support worker roles - guidance for employers

Read this guidance in conjunction with the updated band 2 and band 3 clinical support worker profiles. This employer guidance is intended to assist you when reviewing clinical support worker roles, and updating local job descriptions, to ensure that job matching outcomes remain reliable, accurate, fair, and consistent.

5 August 2021 - Clinical support worker roles - guidance for matching panels 

JEG has produced some additional guidance for matching panels to support them when undertaking job matching of Clinical Support Worker roles. The guidance covers panel questions and seeking clarification when reviewing job descriptions.

8 January 2021 - JEG support and external panels

This advice has been produced about support that JEG can offer when job evaluation processes break down, including advice on external panels. Please note that this advice document is primarily for England. For advice applicable to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, employers should consult their respective job evaluation leads. 

2 December 2020 - Advice for using template job descriptions

This document has been published to help employers when using a job description that has been developed and banded by another organisation. Download and read the document.

July 2018 - Advice on NHS Integrated Urgent Care Career Framework

This statement is a reminder to employers of the need to ensure proper job evaluation processes are used when determining pay bands in this area. Read the advice.

July 2018 - Advice on nursing associate pilots

Understand what you need to know about the job evaluation aspects of the nursing associates pilot. Download the guidance.