A Job Description defines the purpose, the scope and the principal duties and responsibilities of a particular role. It provides a framework which outlines the expectations, both for the employee and the employer, and forms part of the working agreement, but is not in itself contractually binding.
The key elements normally included are:
|Identifying factors||Job title|
|Purpose/objectives||One or two short sentences to summarise the overall purpose/ objectives of the job.|
|Principal accountabilities||A description of the job, ideally no more than eight to twelve short sentences. The intention is to provide an outline of the job only. Tasks should be listed in order of importance.|