Grade and category descriptions

Grade descriptions

The overarching grade descriptions are intentionally generic and do not explicitly describe any particular job. They show the typical requirements and responsibilities for staff operating at each grade.

Category descriptions

The requirements of the grade descriptions have been presented in four broad staff categories: Research, Administrative & Professional, IT & Technical, and Operational Services.

The intention is to provide an overview of the typical work activities for each of the categories, as well as more detailed information about the requirements and responsibilities at each level. The descriptions indicate the main factors which differentiate one grade from another and demonstrate the key requirements for progression. The levels are generally additive and build on the skills and requirements of the grade(s) below.

Individuals will not necessarily carry out all of the activities mentioned at any particular grade, and some staff may carry out equivalent and/or additional duties.