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Job Evaluations


About the job evaluation scheme

Southwark Council uses the Hay Method of Job Evaluation, which is linked to Southwark’s NJC pay scales (for support staff).  Job evaluation enables objective judgements to be made.  This meets equal pay law in principle.

The Hay Method of Job Evaluation measures jobs by assessing three distinct factors – the knowledge needed to do the job, the problem solving/thinking required by the job and the extent to which the job is accountable, within procedure, policy and managerial control/supervision, for achieving its objectives through the use and/or management of resources.

The Schools’ HR team are trained and accredited to evaluate roles using this scheme.  Each job is evaluated by a panel of trained HR professionals.

Note: Teaching jobs are not required to be evaluated and salaries should be in line with the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and the school’s adopted pay policy.

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To request a job evaluation

Please complete the following and attach the relevant documentation and return to We will endeavor to evaluate the job within a week of receiving the request.  Where this is not possible, for example if we need additional information, we will let you know.

Job Evaluation Questionnaire 2022 (docx)

Job Description & Person Specification Template 2022 (docx)


To view our model job descriptions

Please access our Job Descriptions page here