Job Descriptions and Person Specifications

Advice, guidance, templates to help to develop your job description and person specification are detailed below.

The foundation of a successful recruitment campaign is the way in which you clearly and accurately describe the roles and responsibilities of the job (job description) and the skills, knowledge and behaviour required of the person to successfully undertake the role (person specification).

These documents will be used throughout every stage of the recruitment process: they are the basis of the attracting advertisement, the criteria used for shortlisting and selecting and the basis for induction, personal development and performance management. Their importance cannot be underestimated.

If the job role is new or has been changed the role must be matched to an existing evaluation or evaluated in its own right to ensure that NYCC meet their legal obligations under the Equal Pay Act.  Further information about Job Evaluation is available here.

Under this section is a number of template job descriptions for commonly used roles in schools, which have already been evaluated and are ready to use.

Useful Downloads

Guidance for Managers on Job Descriptions and Person Specifications

Skills Library


Administrative Roles

Catering Roles

Clerk to Governors

Exam Roles

ICT roles

Job Description Templates

Library Roles

Main Scale Teacher Job Description

Out of School Club Roles

Pupil Welfare Roles

School Business Manager

School Finance Bursar

Site Premises Roles

Supervisory Assistant Roles

Teaching Assistant