National job profiles

Find out how NHS jobs are matched to the current national job profiles and how to access them.
Employment relations support

13 December 2021

The NHS job evaluation scheme allows NHS jobs to be matched to nationally evaluated profiles, based on information from job descriptions, person specifications and additional information.

Where jobs cannot be matched to a profile, a full evaluation must be undertaken locally to determine pay banding.

For more information on what profiles are and how they are created please see our “What is a Job Profile?” resource.

Using national job profiles

Chapter 11 of the NHS job evaluation handbook describes the process that job matching panels should go through when comparing a job to a national job profile. A quick summary can be found here

Profiles are summaries of commonly occurring roles. They work on the basis that there are posts in the NHS which are standard and have many common features.

The job evaluation scheme uses a common language and applies a common set of principles to all jobs when determining pay banding outcomes. Profiles apply these principles to particular job groups within occupational groupings, for example administrative services or health science services, and show the differentiation between roles at different bands.

Please note, as part of the 2018 pay deal, band 1 closed to new entrants from 1 December 2018. Band 1 profiles should no longer be used for matching jobs and all band 1 national job profiles are scheduled to be archived.

Managing job profiles

It is the responsibility of the Job Evaluation Group (JEG) to manage the national job profiles. JEG is a subgroup of the NHS Staff Council and consists of representatives of both the NHS trade unions and NHS organisations, including NHS Employers.

JEG is keen to ensure that profiles remain accurate as roles and service delivery develops. Please email if you wish to alert us to any errors in the profiles listed below.

Download the latest job profile index (excel document).