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Job Evaluation and HERA - Higher Education Role Analysis

All roles at the University are graded using the HERA or Higher Education Role Analysis framework.

Designed by the Education Competencies Consortium (ECC) and Higher Education institutions, HERA ensures equal pay for work of equal value, by providing a consistent framework and fair evaluation methodology.

Roles are evaluated against 14 key skill areas that are applicable to a wider range of roles, for example communication, problem solving or knowledge and experience.

Supporting evidence and role requirements are carefully assessed, and a score is allocated to each of these areas. The grading of a post is then assigned based on the total score.

Our Guidance for creating new job descriptions or amending current ones  and Job Description Template provide further information on how to create roles and shape duties.

Prior to submitting a role for job evaluation, please ensure that the budget holder has approved any potential financial implications. Roles should be submitted by Line Managers of the post or senior managers if required.

Please note that HR are now transitioning to a new operating model for HERA, from the 1st August 2023 please send all HERA requests to While we transition, please allow for additional time for evaluations to take place. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.