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 job profile index for 2018.

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

Download the national job profiles for roles within administrative services.

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Allied health professionals

View the national job profiles for allied health professionals.

Hospital staff

Emergency services

Take a look at the national job profiles for staff that work within the emergency services.

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Health science services

Access the job profiles for the health science services.

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Nursing and midwifery

View the national job profiles for nursing and midwifery.

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Personal social services

Download the job profiles for those in personal social services.


Support services

Take a look at the national support services job profiles.


Professional managers

Access the national job profiles for professional managers.

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