Professional services staff grading process

a competency based system to evaluate the relative breadth and complexity of a role

HERA (Higher Education Role Analysis) is the system used by the school to evaluate roles during the recruitment and promotion of professional services staff.

Jobs are assessed using a scoring system that explores examples, supported by evidence, of the duties and responsibilities involved. A total points score is then collated to assess the relative value of each role is consistent and equitable. This figure can then be used to assign roles to the appropriate band in the School’s salary structure. 

Policy and Procedure

The full policy and procedure for the professional services grading process are both available here:

Professional Services Grading Procedure [PDF] 

Professional Services Grading Policy [PDF] 

Guidance on submission

A number of useful guidance documents and forms are available below to help your submission run smoothly:

Guidance

How does HERA work? [PDF]

Flow chart [PDF]

Job description guidance [PDF]

Generic role profiles [PDF]

HERA points boundaries [PDF]

HERA competencies [PDF]

Forms

Role review form [PDF]

Timetable for 2021-22

 

Submission period one

 

Deadline

31/01/2022

Outcomes communicated

29/02/2022

Implementation grade changes

01/02/2022

   

Submission period two

 

Deadline

31/03/2022

Outcomes communicated

30/04/2022

Implementation grade changes

01/04/2022

   

Submission period three

 

Deadline

31/05/2022

Outcomes communicated

30/06/2022

Implementation grade changes

01/06/2022

   

Submission period four

 

Deadline

29/07/2022

Outcomes communicated

31/08/2022

Implementation grade changes

01/08/2022

   

Submission period five

 

Deadline

30/09/2022

Outcomes communicated

31/10/2022

Implementation grade changes

01/10/2022

   

Submission period six

 

Deadline

30/11/2022

Outcomes communicated

23/12/2022

Implementation grade changes

01/12/2022

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to speak to your HR Adviser or email hr.hera@lse.ac.uk.