Job Description and Person Specification

Job Description

Four points to consider when writing a job description:

1. Job Title

Ensure that it is clear, correct and can be understood by anybody in your industry.

Keep it short, realistic and meaningful.

2. Main Purpose

This should be one sentence accurately summarising the job's main responsibility.

3. Main Tasks

The main responsibilities of the role and additional occasional work. 

Be precise and maintain flexibility.

4. Reporting Structure

Who will the role report into? 

Person Specification

Three points to consider when writing a person specification:

1. The essential and desirable knowledge, skills and experience.

2. Concentrate on the real requirements of the role so that you do not discriminate. 

3. Your recruitment process should test these requirements in a way that can be measured.