Job evaluation and equal pay

Staff talking

Job evaluation (JE) determines the value of a job in relation to other jobs in an organisation in order to establish a rational pay structure. JE is a key part of the pay system that covers NHS staff on the 2018 terms and conditions of service (Agenda for Change).

It enables jobs to be matched to national job profiles or allows trusts to evaluate jobs locally to determine which pay band a post should sit. It can also help you with:

  • Issues over equal pay and equal value.
  • Organisational change leading to new job design.
  • Employee dissatisfaction with the way jobs are graded.
  • Lack of rationale for current grades.

Job evaluation requires you to take a close look at the jobs your employees do. This can help you to improve job design and understand training needs.

Your job evaluation scheme, implemented correctly, should comply with equal pay law. 

Find out more about the criteria for good job evaluation, the key features of the scheme and how to access training in this web section.

 

Screenshot of the title page of the NHS Job Evaluation Handbook

Job evaluation handbook

Download the NHS Job Evaluation Handbook, the comprehensive guide for organisations on job evaluation.

Baby, mother and nurses

National job profiles

Find out how NHS jobs are matched to nationally evaluated job profiles.

Medical Pay

A quick guide to job matching

Read our quick explanation of the steps of job matching including who should carry it out and what documentation is needed.

women leaders network

Training for job evaluation practitioners

Discover expert job evaluation training, along with guidance and advice to help support you with job evaluation in your organisation.

performance management toolkit 7

Job Evaluation Group

Find out more about the Job Evaluation group, a national sub group of the NHS Staff Council. 

Nurse working on computer

Consistency checking

Find out how to ensure robust consistency checking in your job matching and local evaluation outcomes.

women leaders network

Equal pay and gender pay gap reporting

Find out more about equal pay and gender pay gap reporting in the NHS.

Related News

Submission to the NHS Pay Review Body now available

Download NHS Employers’ submission to the NHS Pay Review body for 2020/21.

View article

Apprenticeship pay negotiations update

Read an update from the NHS Staff Council on the update on negotiations around apprenticeship pay.

View article

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Employers

  • A personalised website
    Manage your profile and select topics of interest to you
  • Access your dashboard
    Bookmark useful content to help you quickly find what you're looking for
  • Get involved
    Contribute to our Talking Points discussions, comment on and rate our webpages
  • Keep up to date
    Receive the latest newsletters and media summaries

Log In