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For the majority of non-medical staff within the NHS, the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme is used as a means of determining pay bands for posts. The purpose of this system, known as Agenda for Change, is to ensure equal pay for work of equal value.

This Policy and Procedure describes the local implementation of the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme at the Trust which is fair, non-discriminatory and collectively agreed.



Job matching: The process of assessing the content of a job against nationally agreed profiles to determine a pay grading.

Local job evaluation: A process of analysing the content of a job, in order to determine a pay band, where an appropriate national profile does not exist.

Consistency checking: A process, undertaken by trained HR and staffside personnel, of checking the outcome of a matching or evaluation panel’s decision against the national profiles and any available benchmarking data.



This Policy and Procedure applies to all non-medical and non-dental employees of the Trust with the exception of very senior managers and Directors.

All non-medical and non-dental Bank staff job descriptions are matched (or evaluated) in line with this policy as a means of determining banding.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Lucy Purdy, Asst Dir of HR, Business Partnering
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: September 2017
Date Issued: October 2018
Review Date: September 2021
Target Audience:  
Contact name: Lucy Purdy, Asst Dir of HR, Business Partnering