Job Evaluation - Human Resources - Newcastle University

Job Evaluation

The primary purpose of job evaluation is to provide a rational basis for the determination and management of internal relativities between jobs. Newcastle University uses the Hay method of job evaluation as its sole evaluation process.

Job Evaluation Policy (June 2013) (PDF, 38KB)

About the Hay method (PDF, 32KB)

About the job evaluation process (PDF, 16KB)

Job Analysis

Job Analysis is the process of understanding a job and presenting this information in a format which will enable others to understand the job. Detailed information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification Guidelines.

Job Description

A Job Description sets out the purpose of a job, where it sits in the organisation structure, the context within which the job holder functions and the main duties and responsibilities that the job holder has to perform. It provides crucial information for key processes such as recruitment, performance management, as well as job evaluation.

Job Families

A job family is a group of jobs. Their essential nature and purpose is similar but the work is carried out at different levels. A consortium of Universities working with Hay management consultants identified four job families within a University:

  1. Administrative and Professional Services (PDF, 109KB)
  2. Operational Services (PDF, 61KB)
  3. Research, Teaching and Enterprise (PDF, 80KB)
  4. Specialist, Technical and Professional Services (PDF, 80KB)

Summary of Job Families (PDF, 203KB)

The levels within the families are each described  by  a role profile, which outlines the typical purpose and types of work activities performed at that level, and the types of knowledge, skills and experience needed. Please click on the family title above to access the role profile for that family. 

At any given level, the role profiles in each family have been evaluated as equivalent in size.