Posted on Edgars behalf
Edgar Carnoustie here. (not my real name).
As an early implementer site, we've evaluated our own jobs and come out ok. That doesn't mean to say however that I don't think that we could possibly be turned over.
But for the sake of the pessimists, the whole point of AFC is that once evaluated, you will be scored on the role that you actually do. Hence, if you meet all of the requirements for a specific score (as detailed in your job description, person spec and evaluation/matching panel)then you will be placed on a specific band. If not, then you won't.
If your job entails more, then you should land on a higher band. If the job entails less, then you will possibly end up on a lower band.
However, the point of AFC is supposed to be that we are graded according to the work that we actually do. Once again, whilst I would not be supprised if they tried to down-band us, the point is that we will all be given a score which relates to a specific band. Once the score has been given, there will also be an evaluation sheet clearly describing where the score came from, detailing exactly what they feel our job entails.
If however this evaluation sheet does not score people for something that they clearly do, then I would guess that the powers that be (the evaluation panel) dont feel or necessarily expect aforementioned Techs to carry out some areas of work.
eg:- If you take the evaluations currently doing the rounds, criteria 16 (working conditions) evaluates an electronics tech as a score of 2 or 3. (dust, noise etc).
Now maybe I'm reading things wrong, but does'nt the H&S at work act say that electricity is a hazard. And doesn't an electronics tech deal with live equipment on a regular basis. Hence, doesn't said technician meet level 5. My point is that if the evaluations floating around were imposed, then I would guess that if Electronics techs were not going to be exposed to hazards (as indicated in this instance), then not much work would actually be carried out. I should think also that this scenario would apply to all 16 criterion.