Welcome to Writing Job Descriptions and Person Specifications`

A job description sets out the duties and accountabilities of the post, whilst a person specification defines the attributes that are required to undertake the role successfully; both are important components of the recruitment process.

This e-learning course will teach you how to write concise and effective job descriptions and person specifications. The process of job evaluation is explained, and users are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the guidance notes and templates typically favoured by modern organisations.

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Is this course for me?
This course is suitable for professionals in management positions,  involved in the first stage of the recruitment process.

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How will I benefit from this course?

The learning objectives of this module are:

  • To enable managers to write concise and effective job descriptions and person specifications
  • To give managers an overview of the process of writing job descriptions and person specifications, and an overview of the job evaluation process
  • To familiarise managers with the typical guidance notes and templates used in modern organisations.

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How long will it take?
 This course should take you around 20 miniutes to complete.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes - you will be able to download a certificate once you have have completed all of the modules within the course.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join course       button. This will take you through to the course content. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.