This document provides guidance on the usage of Staff Group, Job Role and Area of Work values as determined by the National Workforce Data set (NWD) and made available in the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other systems. This guidance has been developed from and replaces the ESR document 'A Guide to Job Roles, Staff Groups and Areas of Work' which was last published in August 2004.
This new document is intended as an enhanced guidance tool, containing basic information regarding the principles and definitions of the relevant values as well as contextual detail.
- A Guide to the Staff Group, Job Role and Area of Work classifications used in ESR v5.0
- Appendix A Staff Group Definitions v5.0
- Appendix B Job Role Definitions v5.0
- Appendix C Job Role-Staff Group Alphabetical List v5.0
- Appendix D Area of Work Aphabetical List v5.0
- Appendix E Area of Work Primary-Secondary-Tertiary Alphabetical List v5.0
Informatics Area of Work guidance
Using the Health Informatics Career Framework as a foundation, a new set of Area of Work values have been approved for use in the National Workforce Data set (NWD) by the Information Standards Board. This document provides guidance on how to apply the new values for those inputting records on ESR.
Occupation Code and Job Role Data Verifier
The ESR Central Team has developed a report which allows organisations to review and validate Occupation Code, Pay Grade and Job role combinations held within ESR.
The report is now available via ESR Business Intelligence (BI) reporting and an Excel version can be found using the link below for reference and guidance when creating new positions.
Both of these tools have been updated to include the new medical & dental pay grades (Oct 16)
A version of the report can also be found in the Data Warehouse to be used at a national level.
The BI Report should be used in conjunction with other available guidance to check that appropriate Occupation Code, Job Role and Pay Band combinations are allocated to Positions.
An Excel version of the verifier background tables can also be accessed here: Occupational Code & Job Role Verifier Tables
If you have any questions with regards to the Occupation Code to Job Role mapping used in the verifier please contact the Workforce team at NHS Digital via firstname.lastname@example.org quoting 'Occupation Code Verifier' in your subject line.