Describing the job

A job description should be an outline of the purpose of the job, its main tasks and duties as well as more general information such as health and safety responsibilities.  

Job description

A job description should be short and to the point.  It should describe the job itself rather than the person currently or previously doing the job or the person who is going to do it.  

A job description should include:

  • the job title;
  • the main duties and purpose of the role;
  • information about the company and what it does; and
  • the job location.

Person specification

If it is decided to have a person specification, it should include the essential and desirable knowledge, skills and experience that the successful applicant should have.

Last updated: 09 May 2019