Job Evaluation and Workforce Manager

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£36,150 per annum
23 Mar 2021
14 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member

Job Evaluation and Workforce Manager – Employment Relations Team, NHS Employers
C Grade: £36,150 per annum 
Base: Leeds (national travel required). There is currently a requirement to work from home during the pandemic. Permanent home working requests will be considered. 
Hours: Full time (flexible working considered)

Do you want to take a leading role in supporting NHS organisations with: 

  • ensuring their job evaluation and equal pay processes are in line with good practice?
  • maintaining good partnership working with the NHS trade unions? 
  • ensuring that the employer voice is represented in national discussions on the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme?
  • the provision of high-quality job evaluation training in England? 
  • national negotiations and discussions on the reform of pay, terms and conditions, and the NHS reward offer for over 1.3 million NHS staff?

If so, we have an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join our Employment Relations team.

What are we looking for?

As a manager in the Employment Relations team, you will;

  • lead the design, development, and implementation of the commissioned work programmes, working closely with key stakeholders and employers in the NHS. 
  • facilitate and contribute at national meetings
  • attend and run engagement events, providing products, tools, and guidance to support employers, and answering queries on job evaluation and equal pay, terms and conditions, and employment relations issues. 
  • work closely across the team, planning and communicating effectively. 
  • engage and work with other teams across the organisation to ensure our work is successfully connected to ensure the best support for employers in the NHS. 

Experience of successful partnership working with trade unions is desirable.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • require excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to plan work, prioritise and manage conflicting priorities; 
  • have strong people management skills and will be required to work with and develop robust relationships with a range of stakeholders;
  • have the ability to analyse information and make decisions based on conflicting advice.

The position requires you to represent the organisation at external meetings and you will be required to facilitate and run engagement events. You will be supported to develop into the role, but you will require some knowledge and understanding of the NHS terms and conditions and reward environment, including job evaluation, as well as an understanding of the wider challenges that the NHS workforce faces along with the possible Human Resources solutions.

About NHS Employers

NHS Employers is the employers’ organisation for the NHS in England and operates as part of the NHS Confederation. We help employers to develop a sustainable workforce, improve staff experience and be the best employers they can be. 

Our practical resources and expert insights help make sense of current and emerging healthcare issues, to keep employers up to date with the latest thinking and ensure they are informed and equipped to support the NHS workforce.

The majority of the Employment Relations and Reward directorate works from the central Leeds office although we are all home based presently due to Covid-19. Technology affords us the opportunity to work closely together. Some national travel is also required for the role with prior agreement. Reasonable adjustments, if required, will be fully supported.

Working for NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff. A place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies including family friendly policies and flexible working and we have range of channels to support staff from different backgrounds including our staff networks and a staff forum.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly to respond to changing circumstances and we want to ensure we do as much as possible to help support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

We offer a range of benefits to staff including 30 days annual leave, a flexi-time scheme, cycle to work scheme and a workplace pension (NHS Pensions are supported for the first five years). We have a relaxed dress code and work in a modern office environment in the centre of Leeds. There are a range of discounts available to staff members including free gym use and NHS discounts.

How to apply
You can learn more about the role by downloading the recruitment pack which includes:
•    the ‘Application Top Tips’ document 
•    the job description
•    the ‘What type of work will you be doing’ document
In addition, if you would like to arrange an informal chat please email Alexander van Rees, Head of Employment Relations ( to arrange a call.

To apply for this role please first read the ‘Application Top Tips’ in the recruitment pack and then read the application guidance and complete the application form, outlining why you are interested in the role and providing evidence as to how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the skills, knowledge and experience listed in the person specification. CV applications alone will not be accepted.

Please send completed applications to 

Closing date: Midnight Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Provisional interview date: Virtual assessment centre (via Microsoft Teams) w/c 26 April 2021 (date to be confirmed)

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