Participation in job planning has been a requirement under national terms and conditions of service for consultants since 1991.

The review of job plans is an annual process, which leads to agreement upon, and documentation of, the following.

  • Job content.

  • A job schedule, ie a timetable of commitments.

  • A description of the consultants' managerial responsibilities.

  • A description of the consultants' accountability arrangements, both professional and managerial.

  • Personal objectives for the forthcoming year.

  • A description of the supporting resources that the consultants may require in order to meet the requirements of their job plan.

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