Pay Progression - Manager Responsibilities

The expectation is that all staff will meet the required standards and will be able to progress on their pay step date:

  • Familiarise yourself with Annex 23 of the NHS Terms and conditions handbook in relation to pay progression.
  • Familiarise yourself with the useful resources available on this page in particular the Pay Progression FAQ document
  • Familiarise yourself with and begin to regularly check your Manager dashboard via the MYESR Portal and notifications
  • Be aware of any up and coming Pay Step reviews that are due for your team members. Your MyESR manager pay progression portlet will highlight this.
  • Ensure PDPRs have been conducted in the last 12 months for the employees you manage.
  • Be aware of the recent NHS Employers guidance on pay progression and COVID19
  • Notify your employee and set up a specific ‘pay step review’ meeting.
  • Conduct the Pay Step review meeting with your employee to review whether standards have been met.
  • Record the outcome of the pay progression meeting via the ESR portal
  • Arrange any follow up meetings should a pay step be deferred and seek HR support 

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