Human Resources

Generic Role Profiles

Overview Generic Role Profile(s)

A Generic Role Profile (or GRP) is a document that provides an outline description of what sort of knowledge, skill and accountability is expected at a role at a given pay grade.  The GRP is not meant to be a detailed description of a job; instead it uses broad terms to describe expectations.  It also contains the behaviours that we expect to see displayed at work, at that level.

A GRP is designed to sit in one of three job families.  The families are:

  • Business Support
  • Partnership, Contracts and Commissioning
  • Service Delivery

Each family contains the type of jobs that deliver different council functions.  Business Support roles will be the functions such as administration through to professional advice that assist the delivery of council activity.  Service Delivery will tend to be those roles that work directly with people in the community and therefore include services such as regulation and social care.  Partnership, Contracts and Commissioning are roles responsible for ensuring that work and services are delivered through partners and providers.

The Function of GRPs

It’s a scheme that is used widely in a large number of employers around the world.  A GRP provides flexibility.  It means that skills and knowledge in one area can be used in another and this is achieved by having broad descriptions of the type of work expected of someone at a given grade in a given job family.  A GRP also provides transparency.  Anyone can see what type of work attracts what grade of pay.  The GRP helps with career planning.  Because anyone can see the profiles it helps to plan for a typical level of qualification and experience needed to progress.

Information about the Isle of Wight Council generic role profiles

You’ll see a table below that shows the three job families.  Beside each job family are our pay grades.  Looking across you will see each profile has a short descriptor (e.g. BS01, PCC12, SD07).  Clicking on the descriptor will take you to that role profile and here you’ll see what is expected of a role paid at that grade in that job family.


Pay Grade

Business Support

Partnership, Commissioning and Contracts

Service Delivery

Grade 1   SD01
Grade 2 BS02   SD02
Grade 3 BS03   SD03 
Grade 4 BS04   SD04
Grade 5 BS05   SD05 
Grade 6 BS06   SD06 
Grade 7 BS07   SD07 
Grade 8 BS08 PCC08 SD08 
Grade 9 BS09 PCC09 SD09 
Grade 10 BS10 PCC10 SD10 
Grade 11 BS11 PCC11 SD11 
Grade 12 BS12 PCC12 SD12 
Grade 13 BS13 PCC13 SD13 
Grade 14 BS14 PCC14 SD14 
Grade 15 BS15 PCC15 SD15 
Grade 16 BS16    
Grade 17    HOS01
Grade 18    HOS02
Grade 19   SM1
Grade 20  SM2