Summary description of factors

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Supervision/Management of People – 7 levels 

Assesses the scope of managerial duties and the nature of the work which is supervised.  Will account for flexible working patterns, deputising, the number of staff supervised and their geographical dispersal.

Creativity and Innovation – 7 levels

Measures the extent to which the work requires innovative and imaginative responses to issues and in the resolution of problems, and the impact of guidelines.

Contacts and Relationships – 8 levels

Examines the content and environment of contacts required as part of the job. Measures the range and outcome of contacts.


Operates as two sub-factors:

Discretion – 6 levels – identifies freedom to act and the controls in place;

Consequences – 5 levels – measures the outcome of decisions by effect, range and timescale.

Resources – 5 levels

Assesses the personal and identifiable responsibility for resources.

Work Environment

Work Demands – 5 levels

Considers the relationship between work programmes, goals, deadlines and the subsequent management of priorities.

Physical Demands – 4 levels

Identifies a range of postures and demands of a physical nature.

Working Conditions – 4 levels

Examines the typical elements encountered with working inside and outside.

Work Context – 4 levels

Examines the potential health & safety risks to employees carrying out their duties.

Knowledge and Skill – 8 levels

Assesses the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills required.