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HE national agreements and guidance
This page lists all the Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (JNCHES) joint agreements, along with copies of UCU guidance documents and other documents relevant to industrial relations and employment within the university sector.
The JNCHES structure was formally established following the conclusion of the 2000/1 pay dispute. The JNCHES structure exists to determine the pay and some conditions of all HE staff in the UK. It was amended by further negotiations in 2007/8 following the 2006 national agreement, which created the 'New JNCHES' arrangements, and again in 2013.
This agreement sets out the structure of the new higher education pay arrangements, including the national single pay spine.
This agreement between UCEA and AUT provides national principles which must underpin pay and grading arrangements for academic and academic-related staff in pre-1992 institutions.
This document contains the role profiles and the agreed guidance on the use of role profiles in grading academic staff in the new pay structure.
This guidance provides advice on how to allocate contribution pay fairly and includes the detailed advice agreed by the ASSC in respect of academic staff.
This guidance sets out the new methodology for calculating hourly rates of pay for academic staff linked to the national pay spine with an assimilation point at pay point 30.
Linked to the pay framework agreement this guidance sets out an agreed approach to using job evaluation within UK universities and colleges of higher education.
Note: AUT did not sign up to this guidance
Other JNCHES guidance documents
This guidance provides a step by step guide to conducting an equal pay review
The following archive documents may also be useful:
This guidance provides advice to HE institutions on the use and management of fixed-term and hourly paid employment.
This guidance provides advice on improving the work-life balance for higher education staff
This document sets out the recommended approach to delivering equality for staff within UK institutions.
This best practice guide sets out institutions' legislative obligations under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act and provides advice on how to meet their responsibilities, obligations and duties.