Guidance on job titles
The following guidance has been drafted in order to ensure a degree of parity across Faculties and Services for similar roles and similar grades. Job titles should be simple and meaningful to both role holders and managers. If you are creating a new role or renaming an existing role, please consult your HR Advisor before any changes are effected.
Where possible, the University’s HR database will record job titles in a generic format – giving the job level first followed by any description eg Manager (Catering) instead of Catering Manager to allow greater comparison. For example:
- Administrator (Admissions)
- Project Administrator (name of project)
- Research Technician (LSI)
- Learning and Development Manager (Exeter Academic)
- Assistant Director (International Student Recruitment)
The following guidance on indicative job titles provides Faculties and Services with a suggestion of appropriate job titles to be used at each grade. In each case, Faculties and Services should seek advice from their HR Advisor. Some job titles will appear at more than one grade.