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 v7.0
- Appendix A Staff Group Definitions v7.0
- Appendix B Job Role Definitions v7.0
- Appendix C Job Role-Staff Group Alphabetical List v7.0
- Appendix D Area of Work Alphabetical List v7.0
- Appendix E Area of Work Primary-Secondary-Tertiary Alphabetical List v7.0
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 available via ESR Business Intelligence (BI) and an Excel version of the verifier background tables can also be accessed here: Occupational Code and Job Role Verifier Tables
Both of these tools have been updated to reflect the NWD 3.0 changes
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.
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 email@example.com quoting 'Occupation Code Verifier' in your subject line.