Grading process

Grades for all staff are decided through an agreed process of job evaluation.  This is where the different elements of a job (as set out in a job description) are objectively measured against specific criteria, resulting in a total score for each job. This is read across to the score ranges on the grade structure, and it is this that determines the new grade and therefore salary.

The key purpose of job evaluation is to ensure fairness and consistency by measuring all jobs against the same criteria. It is important to remember that it is the job that is evaluated and not the person or how they are performing the job. 

Movement between grades may occur where the role itself changes so significantly that on re-evaluation it is found to be a different grade, or where an individual moves from one role to another. Further information is available by following the links below: