Chair of the Review Body on Doctors and Dentists Remuneration

Body: Review Body on Doctors and Dentists Remuneration
Appointing Department: Department of Health
Sector: Health
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The Chair is remunerated at £350 per day for preparation and attendance of meetings
Time Requirements: 15 days per year, plus preparation time for reading meeting papers.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    08/04/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Ministers are seeking to make a Chair appointment to the board of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB).

Role and Responsibilities of the chair

 To play a key part in assessing the evidence of the Government, organisations representing the NHS, and organisations representing NHS doctors and dentists, and making annual independent recommendations to the Government on the remuneration of doctors and dentists employed in the National Health Service. Specifically:

  • Using your own experience and expertise, contribute to the effective understanding, analysis and challenge of evidence from stakeholders and wider sources;
  • Monitor developments in the NHS and bring insights on the issues facing the NHS to Review Body discussions;
  • Working collaboratively and constructively with colleagues, guide the Review Body to agree its overall approach and key recommendations; and to shape the draft report;
  • Effectively represent the DDRB in meetings with stakeholders (oral evidence and informal contacts) and with DDRB staff on visits to Trusts and Health Boards


Person Specification

Qualities required for the role of the DDRB Chair

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

 The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from people from all backgrounds.  The boards of public bodies should reflect the population they are there to serve and benefit from fresh perspectives.

We are always keen to receive applications from candidates with private sector experience.

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.


Essential Criteria

  •  A strong understanding of pay and reward and its role in recruiting, retaining and motivating staff, and supporting the provision of excellent care for patients
  • Ability to provide strong strategic leadership to the Review Body demonstrated by a significant record of achievement in relevant senior leadership roles
  • Ability to think strategically and exercise sound independent judgement on complex and sensitive issues, following analysis of detailed information
  • Effective communication and influencing skills, with an ability to gain respect and keep the confidence of others, including Ministers, senior Government officials, and representatives of employer and employee interests; and
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of, and commitment to, public service values.


Additional Information

The DDRB is independent and is responsible for:

  • advising the government on rates of pay for doctors and dentists taking any part in the NHS.
  • conducting research on pay and related matters
  • visiting trusts and health units to meet staff and managers to gather information and views on pay and related issues

The Review Body may also be asked to consider other specific issues.


The Review Body is also required to take careful account of the economic and other evidence submitted by the Government, Trade Unions, representatives of NHS employers and others.


The Review Body should take account of the legal obligations on the NHS, including anti-discrimination legislation regarding age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and belief and disability.


The Review Body recommendations and reports are submitted to :

  • the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health
  • the First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland
  • the First Minister and the Minister for Health and Social Services in the National Assembly for Wales
  • the First Minister, Deputy First Minister and the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety of the Northern Ireland Executive.


The secretariat is provided by the Office of Manpower Economics.

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