Job evaluation

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Job evaluation is a key part of the Agenda for Change pay system that covers more than one million NHS staff

Job evaluation (JE) enables jobs to be matched to national job profiles or allows trusts to evaluate jobs locally, to determine in which Agenda for Change pay band a post should sit.

The job evaluation group

The JE system is overseen by the job evaluation group (JEG), which is a national technical sub-group of the NHS Staff Council.  The group ensures that the JE scheme is fit for purpose and provides on-going national advice to organisations, to support local implementation of JE. 

The JEG's members cover representatives from NHS organisations - including NHS Employers - the four UK health departments and the NHS trade unions.

The NHS job evaluation (JE) handbook

The JEG is also responsible for producing the NHS JE Handbook that is the comprehensive guide for organisations on job evaluation.   

The handbook covers areas such as mainstreaming JE and resolving blocked matching and the evaluation of jobs.  It also includes details on JE linked to the merger and reconfiguration of heath service organisations, weighting and scoring, band ranges and how to use job profiles. 

NHS Employers' role on JE

Alongside our JEG role, we also maintain the national job profiles and work with devolved administrations and others, providing advice on a range of areas including banding issues and mainstreaming job evaluation.   

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