Members of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB)

Body: School Teachers' Review Body
Appointing Department: Department for Education
Sector: Education
Location: STRB meetings are usually held at the Office of Manpower Economics, Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX. Members will also be expected to undertake two or three visits a year to schools and local authorities across England and Wales.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: An attendance allowance of £300 per day is payable, along with reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence costs.
Time Requirements: This is a Ministerial appointment and will initially be for up to three years. The time commitment for this position is approximately 25 days per year.


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

Harriet Kemp and Andrew Waller have been appointed to serve as members of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) for 3 years from 1 September 2018. The appointments involve a time commitment of approximately 25 days per year and remuneration is £300 a day.

The STRB provides independent advice to the government on pay and conditions for teachers and school leaders in England and Wales.

Both appointees confirmed that they have no political activity or interests to declare.

These appointments are made by the Secretary of State for Education.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    06/04/2018 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    10th May 2018

  • Final Interview Date

    20th June 2018

  • Announcement


Please note: This campaign has been extended. The closing date is now 06/04/2018. We expect to inform candidates whether or not they will be invited to interview at the end of May/beginning of June.


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) is an independent body which makes recommendations to the Government on the pay and conditions of school teachers in England and Wales.

The STRB assesses evidence from Government and organisations representing schools and the teacher workforce, and visits schools and local authorities to develop its understanding of issues facing teachers. In recent years, the STRB has been asked to report on a variety of matters, including establishing a stronger link between teachers’ pay and performance, and providing greater flexibilities for governing bodies to produce individual pay policies for their schools.

This position will provide an influential and intellectually stimulating challenge for the right individual, who will contribute to the recruitment, retention and motivation of an effective teacher workforce. As a member of the STRB you will bring your own expertise, alongside a high degree of analytical ability, strong communication skills and, ideally, an appreciation of public sector reward issues.

Person Specification

Members of the STRB work collectively, with guidance from the chair of the review body, 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 visits schools and local authorities to talk directly to teachers and school leaders and so develop its understanding of the issues they face.


Qualities required for the roles

  •  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.


Essential Criteria:

  • The ability to operate at a strategic level within a complex organisation in the private, public or voluntary sector.
  • An understanding of pay, remuneration, performance management and reward issues and an appreciation 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, make judgements and distinguish the major policy issues and contribute to workable recommendations.
  • The ability to credibly and effectively engage with a range of stakeholders including Ministers, senior Government officials and senior employer and trade union representatives, gaining their respect and keeping their confidence.
  • A sound understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, public service values and principles of public life and the ability to act impartially and uphold the independence of the STRB.


Desirable Criteria

  • An understanding of the policy context of the STRB’s work, including public sector reward issues and current developments in education policy.


How to Apply

Please submit the following documents by email to:

  1. A Covering Letter, including a supporting statement giving evidence of your ability to meet the essential criteria for the roles. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the experience, qualities and skill areas that have been identified as being essential for the roles.
  2. A CV with your education and professional qualifications, and full employment history – please indicate which of your previous roles best demonstrate the criteria detailed in the role specification
  3. Candidate Application Form and forms on Conflict of interest, Political Activity, Guaranteed Interview Scheme, Data Protection consent and the Consent to receive information on other Public Appointments which are all included in the applicant pack (attached below).
  4. Diversity monitoring form (attached below).


Please ensure that you include ‘’STRB member appointments’’ in the subject box.


Please submit your application documents as separate annexes.


Alternatively, you can send your application via post to:

HR, Public Appointments

Ground Floor

Bishopsgate House





Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will NOT be given feedback on their application if they are rejected at sift stage.

Public Appointments Application Pack 2
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