Members to the NHS Pay Review Body - A17-10

Announced
Body: NHS Pay Review Body
Appointing Department: Department of Health
Sector: Health
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time Requirements: 15 meetings per year

Announcement

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

Stephanie Marston and Neville Hounsome have been appointed as Members of the NHS Pay Review Body for 3 years from 17 December 2018.
The appointments will involve a time commitment of 15 meetings per year. Remuneration for the roles will be at a rate of £300 per day.
These appointments are made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The regulation of public appointments against the requirements of this Code is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
The appointments are made on merit and political activity played no part in the decision process. However, in accordance with the Code, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Stephanie Marston has canvassed / helped at elections on behalf of Labour and Neville Hounsome has not declared any political activity.

Nora Nanayakkara has been appointed as a Member of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration from 1 March 2019 until 31 July 2022.
Richard Cooper has been appointed as a Member of the NHS Pay Review Body from 1 March 2019 until 31 July 2022.
The appointments will involve a time commitment of 15 meetings per year. Remuneration for the roles will be at a rate of £300 per day.
These appointments are made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The regulation of public appointments against the requirements of this Code is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
The appointments are made on merit and political activity played no part in the decision process. However, in accordance with the Code, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Nora Nanayakkara and Richard Cooper have not declared any political activity.

Date: 01/03/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    25/04/2018

  • Closed for Applications

    23/05/2018

  • Panel Sift

    21/06/2018

  • Final Interview Date

    09/07/2018

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

 

Role and Responsibilities of a Member of the NHS Pay Review Body

 

Introduction 

 

Ministers are seeking to appoint 4 members to the board of NHS Pay Review Body (NHS PRB)

 

Role and Responsibilities of a Member

 

To play a key part in assessing the evidence of the Government, organisations representing the NHS, and organisations representing NHS staff paid under the Agenda for Change pay system making annual recommendations to the Government on the remuneration of NHS staff. Specifically:

 

  • using your own experience and expertise contribute to the effective understanding, analysis and challenge of evidence from stakeholders and wider sources relevant to the remit;
  • monitor developments in the NHS and bring insights on the issues facing the NHS to Review Body discussions;
  • work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues to develop shared thinking on the overall approach and key recommendations; and to help shape the draft report;
  • effectively represent the NHSPRB in meetings with stakeholders (oral evidence and informal contacts) and with NHSPRB staff on visits to Trusts and Health Boards.

Person Specification

 

Qualities required for the role of NHSPRB Member

 

The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. The boards of public bodies should reflect the population they are there to serve. Boards also benefit from fresh perspectives, and we are always keen to encourage candidates with private sector experience to consider applying for our roles.

 

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

 

Essential Criteria

 

Candidates are required to have senior experience in one or more of the following:

 

  • Chief Executive experience in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly in the private sector
  • pay systems and their strategic application, particularly in the private sector
  • human resources, particularly in the NHS
  • staff representation

 

They must also:

 

  • have an ability to think strategically and to exercise sound judgement on complex and sensitive issues
  • have an ability to analyse and interpret detailed information, for example detailed policy proposals or statistical information
  • be able to gain respect and keep the confidence of others including Ministers and senior Government officials through effective communication and influencing skills
  • an ability to reflect the patient perspective; the role of reward in supporting excellent patient care
  • be able to demonstrate a sound understanding and commitment to public service values

Additional Information

 

NHS PRB role and responsibilities

 

The NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) is independent, it is responsible for:

 

  • making recommendations on the pay of all staff paid under Agenda for Change (NHS staff pay and grading system) and employed in the NHS, with the exception of doctors, dentists and very senior managers ( just under 1.5 million staff)
  • 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.

How to Apply

 

Making an application

 

Thank you for your interest in the appointment of a Member to the NHS PRB.

 

To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and completed monitoring forms to:

 

appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.uk – please quote ref: A17-10 in the subject field.

 

If you are unable to apply by email you may send your application by post to:

 

Kully Kanda Department of Health and Social Care, Room 1N09, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE

 

Applications must be received by midday on 23rd May 2018.

 

In making an application please note the following:

 

Supporting letter

 

The supporting letter is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out in the person specification. It will benefit the Advisory Assessment Panel if you can be clear which particular evidence you provide relates to which criteria. Providing separate paragraphs in relation to each criterion is common practice. Please write all acronyms in full first.

 

Please ensure your full name, the role to which you are applying and the corresponding reference number for the post are clearly noted at the top of your letter.

 

Please limit your letter to two pages, and type or write clearly in black ink.

 

Conflicts of interest

 

If you have any business or personal interests that might be relevant to the work of NHS PRB, and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your Supporting letter.

 

If appointed, you will also be required to declare these interests on appointment and they will be entered into a register which is available to the public.

 

Standards in public life and ensuring public confidence

 

Given the nature of public appointments, it is important that those appointed as members of public bodies maintain the confidence of the public and Government. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment to Ministers or NHS PRB or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue/s in your Supporting letter. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media.

 

The panel may explore any issues you declare with you before they make a recommendation on the appointment.

 

Failure to disclose such information could result in an appointment being terminated, as those who hold public appointments are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of corporate and personal conduct, and are required to subscribe to the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, as part of agreeing to the terms and conditions of appointment. You can access this document at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/board-members-of-public-bodies-code-of-conduct

 

There are also circumstances in which individuals may not be considered for appointment, due to them not meeting certain eligibility criteria for appointment. For further information, please refer to Section 2.3: Eligibility Criteria.

 

CV

 

Please ensure your CV includes:

  • Your full name, title, home address, personal contact telephone numbers (land line and mobile) and personal email address
  • Similar contact details for two referees who will support your application. One referee should be the person to whom you are/were accountable in your current/most recent appointment or position of employment. Please indicate the relationship of each referee to you. References will be requested for short-listed candidates prior to interview
  • Brief details of your current or most recent post and the dates you occupied this role. Please identify any past or present Ministerial appointments.

 

Monitoring form

 

Please complete the monitoring form. Diversity monitoring information will not be seen by the Advisory Assessment Panel assessing your application.

 

If you are appointed to this role, please note that any political activity you declare will be published in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

 

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

 

The Department of Health and Social Care operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for disabled people. The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Under the GIS a disabled candidate will be selected for interview if they meet the essential criteria for the post.

 

If you wish to apply under the GIS please complete the GIS form and return it with your application.

 

All applications will be acknowledged by email after the closing date.

 

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

 

Kully Kanda

Appointments & Honours Team

Tel: 0113 2546769

Email: Kuldeep.Kanda@dh.gsi.gov.uk

 

For further information regarding the role of the NHS PRB and the role of a Member please contact:

 

Charles Jordan

Tel: 0207 211 8840

Email: Charles.Jordan@beis.gov.uk

 

Please quote reference A17-10 on all correspondence.

 

If you choose to apply, we would like to thank you in advance for your time and effort in making an application.

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