National job profiles

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NHS jobs to be matched to nationally evaluated profiles, based on information from job descriptions, person specifications and additional information. Having national job profiles also provides a framework to check the consistency of local evaluations.

Using national job profiles

Profiles 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 a common set of terms to describe all jobs. It uses these to highlight similarities between jobs.

Profiles apply these principles to particular job groups, for example administrative services or health science services.

It is the responsibility of the Job Evaluation Group (JEG) to produce 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.

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.

Developing job profiles

JEG is keen to ensure that profiles remain current as roles and service delivery develops. The NHS Staff Council Executive has given the Job Evaluation Group permission to carry out a review of profiles to ensure they are up to date and fit for purpose. 

The development of national job profiles is based on completed job analysis questionnaires. Once drafted, the profiles are reviewed by a wider reference group and then agreed by the executive of the NHS Staff Council. Download the latest job profile index.

Agreed and approved national job profiles are published on the NHS Employers website. 


Finding a national job profile

National job profiles are separated into the professional groups outlined below. 

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Administrative services

National job profiles for roles within administrative services, including for HR, finance, IM&T, legal services, public relations, business and projects, and secretarial and clerical.

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Allied health professionals

View job profiles for allied health professionals, including radiography, physiotherapy, art therapy, clinical psychology, chaplains, podiatry, speech and language therapy, public health and health improvement, dietetics, othoptists and optometrists.

Hospital staff

Emergency services

Access national job profiles for staff that work within the emergency services, including call takers, managers and operational staff.

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Health science services

Download profiles for the health science services including biomedical science, anatomical pathology, healthcare scientists, pharmacy, medical technology, dental services, genetic counsellors and cancer screening.

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Nursing and midwifery

Access national job profiles for nursing and midwifery including health visitors, nursing and midwifery.

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Personal social services

Download national job profiles for those in personal social services, including social workers, home care and residential and day care workers.


Support services

View national job profiles for support services, including estates and maintenance and hotel services.


Professional managers

View job profiles for professional managers, who manage clinical and clinical technical services.

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