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Job families/Generic role descriptors

Job Families provide a means of grouping posts together that share similar characteristics/traits, the use of which can help articulate career and development routes, with the writing of job descriptions and further particulars, and when considering development/training needs. 

The University, in consultation with the Trade Unions, has developed 4 job families to represent its key job groups, these are:

  1. Academic (Teaching and research; Research; Teaching).
  2. Managerial, Specialist and Administrative.
  3. Technical
  4. Operational and Facilities

Information on the use of Job Families and generic role descriptors can be found in the Guidance Notes.


Human Resources

Grading, Reward and Conditions
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 461650