As reported in our previous update at the end of June 2021, the revised timescales set out indicated that all first and second scoring would be concluded by December 2021.  We are pleased to report that at this time, project activity is progressing well, and we are on track to meet this date.

We have also taken the opportunity to use this extended period to include Argyll College UHI, a recent signatory to the National Recognition and Procedures Agreement, in the current scope of work. Our thanks go to the college staff in working to get the required documentation for around 30 roles to us this month.

We now have 22 colleges taking part in the project with around 2,460 roles being taken through the first and second scoring process. We can confirm that 94% of the roles have been through the final scoring process (both first and second scored) and six out of the 22 colleges have been fully completed.

Prior to presenting the outcomes from the evaluation process to college HR departments, as part of the verification process, the last step will be for the project team to conduct a final quality assurance check on the final scores on the completed colleges. This work will commence shortly.

Discussions continue between the support staff and management sides around the development of pay and grading options. There will be a separate, more detailed update on this area shortly, with indicative timescales for completing this stage of the project.

If you have any questions, you can contact your college HR department, Job Evaluation Project Team or UNISON, GMB, Unite.