The SfH Career Framework team are building a database of roles and people so that staff and potential recruits can understand
what their local role or title is equivalent to
what they need to do in order to progress to the next career level
what career paths others have followed
what the opportunities are with their skill set
and so that organisations and workforce planners can
understand the different local titles used and how they relate to competence, experience and autonomy
have access to a range of standard job descriptions and person specifications, to greatly simplify recruitment and appraisal
and developing and planning teams to deliver care
In order to achieve this efficiently, the team developed standardised questions that would allow a role to be assigned to a Career Framework level in each of 8 dimensions of the role.
I developed a tool to capture this information and combine it into a database, which allowed rapid capture of over 400 roles so that the Career Framework level, competencies and Job Descriptions could be compared across professional groups and points of commonality and difference recorded.
I reported on the success of this development and on the results, which make interesting reading