RE: Single Status - Job Evaluation
Thank you for your kind words, but my contributions to this forum helpful or otherwise will cease when I cease to be employed as a scrutiny support officer - there is nothing worse than someone who used to do a job telling people who are still doing that job how it should be done - I cite "Test Match Special" as an example.
I take your point about the evaluations and the situation is made more complicated because although we all do scrutiny support in general terms, how that manifests itself in practical terms can greatly vary. For example this Scrutiny Support Unit is part of the Performance and Change Directorate and provides a complete dedicated service to the four scrutiny panels (O & S Cttees). We draft and despatch agendas, briefing documents, other information and take the minutes. We draft reports and suggest conclusions and recommendations based information received and members' views expressed at panel meetings. We also manage our own web site.
Therefore we have little to do with Democratic Services which is not the case in most authorities and being stand alone has its own challenges although it does allow us to be less risk adverse that might be the case. We have very little monitoring information for noting and really only have LAA target monitoring, with meetings being very like select committees.
All this can make comparisons very difficult, but our experience locally is that authorities that have paid a generally good grade are continuing to pay a good grade.
One last and separate piece of advice is that if you are going to do a post on this site type it in word first and then copy and paste it. Twice on this thread I have got to the end of a post (including the original of this) and it has disappeared - may be I was hitting the keys too hard due to the strength of feeling (you can also get a spell check and it is a lot less frustrating).