Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are written statements that describe the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications and reporting relationships of a particular job.

A job description assists organisations to delegate tasks and responsibilities successfully without duplication or gaps between the different positions within an organisation.

Benefits of implementing well developed Job Descriptions:

  • set clear expectations about requirements for and outcomes of positions
  • assist HR in finding the right match between applicants and the position
  • ensuring that the organisation has the capacity to meet the vision and mission

Example of the elements contained in a Job Description:

General outline of position

Person specification:

Job specification:

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