Find out about how the University grades jobs
Job evaluation is a means of assessing the relative size of jobs within an organisation.
We use job evaluation to ensure consistency and fairness when assessing the jobs of staff paid in Grades 1 to 9 on the main pay and grading structure. We use the HERA (Higher Education Role Analysis) job evaluation scheme.
A job evaluation scheme can ensure:
- a fair, equitable and transparent process for comparing the relative size of jobs
- consistency and parity across the University
- a demonstration of the principle of equal pay for work of equal value
- the promotion of fairness and equality generally
HERA is an analytical factor based job evaluation scheme. It aims to assess the relative value of roles in a consistent and fair manner. HERA focuses on wider aspects of a job rather than on individual tasks. It analyses jobs based on 14 elements covering a range of duties and responsibilities.
The 14 elements are:
- teamwork and motivation
- liaison and networking
- service delivery
- decision making
- planning and organising resources
- initiative and problem solving
- analysis and research
- sensory and physical demands
- work environment
- pastoral care and welfare
- team development
- teaching and learning support
- knowledge and experience
We have a procedure for considering the relative value of jobs using HERA.