Educationalist Board Member (primary education) - School Teachers' Review Body

Body: School Teachers' Review Body
Appointing Department: Department for Education
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Education, International, Regulation
Location: Nationwide
Skills required: HR, Major Projects, Regulation, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: An attendance allowance of £300 per day, along with reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence costs.
Time Requirements: 25 days per year


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

This recruitment competition did not result in any appointments being made.

Date: 10/08/2022

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    21/03/2022 at 09:00

  • Panel Sift

    3rd May

  • Final Interview Date

    Week commencing 6th June

  • Announcement


Please note that the closing date for this competition has been extended by one week. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the dates of the Panel sift and interviews may need to be changed. Confirmed dates will be published as soon as possible.


Assessment Panel

  • Caroline Pusey

    Panel Chair

    Director, Teaching Workforce, Department for Education • Departmental Official

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  • David Fry

    Director, Office of Manpower Economics • Departmental Official

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  • Mike Aldred

    Chair, School Teachers' Review Body • Representative of Organisation

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  • Dame Maura Regan DBE, DL

    CEO of the Bishop Hogarth Catholic Education Trust • Independent Member

    Please note that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Dame Maura has replaced Dame Rachel de Souza DBE, as the Independent Panel Member for this recruitment process.

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Vacancy Description

The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) is an independent body which makes recommendations to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education on the pay and conditions of school teachers in England.

The STRB assesses evidence from Government and organisations representing schools and the teaching profession, and visits schools and local authorities to develop its understanding of issues facing teachers. In addition to providing recommendations on annual pay awards for teachers and school leaders, the STRB has been asked to report on a variety of matters in recent years, including moving toward a pay structure with higher starting and early career salaries and relatively flatter pay progression and providing additional guidance to schools through advisory pay points. 

The STRB is now seeking to fill a vacancy, to:

  • consider parties’ written evidence, views and proposals;
  • take oral evidence from parties;
  • assimilate information and data on pay, policy, economic, workforce and financial matters;
  • weigh evidence and undertake independent analysis; and
  • formulate conclusions and make recommendations to the Government.

The STRB also meets schools and local authorities to talk directly to teachers and school leaders and so develop its understanding of the issues they face.


Person Specification

All candidates will be required to demonstrate in their written application and at interview how they meet the requirements of the post. The criteria that will be used to assess whether candidates have the required abilities are listed below.

  • Knowledge of providing effective leadership at a senior level within a maintained primary school or within a multi-academy trust including one or more primary schools.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of pay, remuneration, performance management, labour market and reward issues and a strong understanding of the policy, financial and operational constraints that impact on remuneration decisions.
  • The ability to analyse and interpret a large amount of complex and sensitive information, providing insight and a working knowledge over the impact of any potential decisions on the workforce.
  • An ability to communicate effectively in collective decision making, assessing/debating conflicting opinions across a wide range of perspectives and attitudes to form a coherent set of recommendations.


Additional Information

Eligibility and disqualifications from appointment

Candidates who chair or are a member of another Pay Review Body may apply but would need to resign their current position on the other Review Body if appointed.

Serving teachers or headteachers may apply but can only be appointed if they resign from their post. Serving Civil Servants may also apply but can only be appointed if they resign from their Civil Service post.


How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 9am on 21st March 2022.

Please submit the following documents by email to:

  • A covering letter not exceeding two sides of A4 paper. (Arial size 12);
  • A CV;
  • Candidate application form;
  • Diversity monitoring form.

Please include the vacancy title in the subject box and submit each application document as a separate attachment.

We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats from applicants who, for reasons of disability, may find it difficult to fill in our standard form. If you would like to have a chat with us about reasonable adjustments please contact us at:

Please note the following:

  • we cannot accept applications submitted after the closing date;
  • applications will be assessed solely on the documentation provided; please refer to the advert and checklist above to ensure you have provided everything requested;
  • applications will be acknowledged upon receipt;
  • feedback cannot be given at application stage; it will only be given to candidates unsuccessful following interview.


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