Job evaluation for senior posts: good practice guide

Advice on the processes which should be followed in evaluating posts for senior civil servants.


JESP Good Practice Guide

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Civil Service Employee Policy has responsibility for maintaining the job evaluation for senior posts (JESP) system. Civil Service Employee Policy supports departments and agencies in the application of JESP by:

  • providing advice and guidance on the methodology
  • training evaluators in its use
  • advising, training and calibrating scoring panels

Before any role is placed into SCS pay band 3, approval must be sought from the Cabinet Office’s Senior Leadership Committee. A JESP evaluation will form part of the evidence submitted to the committee.


Published 1 May 2014