All staff should have a job description to give them an understanding of what is required of them in their jobs. Employees will normally receive one at the time they are recruited and it should be reviewed annually to ensure it is kept up to date. The job description is an essential tool in performance management and, is also necessary for providing information needed for job evaluation. A job description should be an outline of the main duties and responsibilities of the job. It should include a job title; who the employee is responsible to and any relevant information about pay and hours. School Support Staff - The Way Forward A number of model job descriptions are available to assist schools. The National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Government Services has published School Support Staff: The Way Forward; this includes a range of teaching assistant, technician and administrative roles. Administrators, Bursars, Finance Officers and School Business Managers School Admin G4 (.doc format, 52Kb) School Admin G6 (.doc format, 37Kb) Clerk to Governors G7 (.doc format, 40.5Kb) Finance Officer G8 (.doc format, 55Kb) School Business Manager G10 - Primary (.doc format, 35Kb) School Business Manager G12 - Secondary (.doc format, 54Kb) Headteachers PA - G7 (doc format, 22KB) Caretakers, Caterers and Cleaners Cleaner G1 (.doc format, 43Kb) Catering Assistant G2 (.doc format, 77Kb) Caretaker G3 (.doc format, 55Kb) Cleaner-in-Charge G3 (.doc format, 42Kb) Caretaker G4 (.doc format, 43Kb) Caretaker G5 (.doc format, 59Kb) Cook G5 (.doc format, 28Kb) Site Supervisor G6 (.doc format, 59Kb) Site manager G7 (doc format,56 KB) Extended Services job descriptions See the the Guide to evaluated grades for school support staff jobs (.pdf format, 71 Kb) for additional guidance on these roles. For further information please contact the Community Childcare and Play Officers who can advise further on 01865 323772. Playworker (After School Club-Breakfast Club - Holiday Playscheme Assistant) G4 (.doc format, 57 Kb) Playleader (After School Club - Breakfast Club Supervisor) G5 and 6 (.doc format, 66 Kb) Home School Link Worker G7 (.doc format, 18Kb) Playleader (After School Club - Breakfast Club Supervisor) G7 (.doc format, 64 Kb) Playscheme Playleader G7 (.doc format, 66 Kb) Childcare Manager (Daycare and out of school care) G9 (.doc format, 62 Kb) Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Grade 8 (pdf format, 95KB) Teaching Assistant - Grade 5 (Level 2) (pdf format, 131KB) Teaching Assistant - Grade 4 (pdf format, 110KB) Early Years Support Workers, Lunchtime Supervisors and Teaching Assistants School meals assistant G1 (.doc format, 32Kb) Senior Lunchtime Supervisor G5 (.doc format 35Kb) Teaching Assistant - Special School G6 (.doc format, 26Kb) Early Years Support Worker - G4 (.doc format, 31Kb) Early Years Support Worker - G6 (.doc format, 26Kb) Early years Support Worker - formerly Nursery Nurse G8 (.doc format, 29Kb) Early years Support Worker - formerly Special School Nursery Nurse G9 (.doc format, 45Kb) Technicians Technician G4 (.doc format, 26Kb) ICT Technician G5 - Competencies (.doc format, 47Kb) Technician G6 (.doc format, 26Kb) ICT Technician G7 - Competencies (.doc format, 46Kb) Senior Technician G7 (.doc format, 37 Kb) ICT Technician G8 - Competencies (.doc format, 46 Kb) Principal Technician G9 (.doc format, 30Kb) ICT Technician G10 - Competencies (.doc format, 44Kb) Further information For further guidance on standard job descriptions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Role profiles When creating a brand new post you will be asked for a role profile number to create the post and recruit to it. This unique reference number links to standard information held about the post. When entering in the role profile number, (now renamed according to the grade of the post), the grade level name is pulled through into the post title. This must be overtyped by the manager otherwise the post title will be the grade of the post. See a list of role profile numbers (xlsx format, 123Kb).