Following our update at the end of October 2022, we can now report that work on the final quality assurance checks, as part of Stage Two (evaluation of roles), has been progressing well over the past few months and all 22 college HR departments are due to receive the initial outcomes from the evaluation process for feedback ahead of the festive break. 

Next steps will be for the project team to consider this feedback and finalise the outcomes from the evaluation process ready for ratification from the NJNC Job Evaluation Working Group and subsequently to the full NJNC in early 2023 and therefore, conclude this stage of the project. 

A project update was provided at the recent NJNC Side Table (Support) meeting on Wednesday 7 December 2022 and further key meetings will be scheduled for early 2023 to allow further discussions to take place between the support staff and management sides on taking forward the remaining stages of the project which includes Stage Three (development of pay and grading options) and Stage Four (Appeals Process). 

Once these discussions have taken place, the project team will be able firm up the details around timescales for final implementation, and we will aim to provide a further update in February 2023.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact your college HR department, Job Evaluation Project Team or UNISONGMBUnite.