NHS Pay Review Board (NHSPRB), Economist Member (VAC-1685)

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Body: NHS Pay Review Board (NHSPRB)
Appointing Department: Department of Health
Sector: Health
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time Requirements: There are around 15 meetings throughout the course of the year between November and May. These are usually all day and take place on Tuesdays. In addition, there may be the opportunity for site visits.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    11/03/2020

  • Closed for Applications

    14/04/2020 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    21/05/2020

  • Final Interview Date

    22/06/2020

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

NHS Pay Review Board (NHSPRB), Economist Member (VAC-1685)

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint an Economist Member to the NHSPRB.  The NHSPRB advises the Government on pay issues for NHS staff employed on Agenda for Change pay, terms and conditions.

As a member, you will 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 and assist in making annual recommendations to the Government on the remuneration of NHS staff.

Members will be able to gain the respect and keep the confidence of others, including Ministers and senior Government officials, through effective communication and influencing skills.

You will have proven senior level experience of economics in the academic and / or business world and you will be able to think strategically to exercise sound judgement. You will also have the ability to analyse and interpret detailed information and an ability to reflect the patient perspective and the role of reward in supporting excellent patient care.

Members are remunerated at a rate of £300 per day for preparation and attendance at meetings.  The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 4 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website:

http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/  If you require an alternative format please call Ryan Lloyd on 0113 254 5929 quoting the reference VAC-1685.

The closing date for applications is midday on 14 April 2020. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Person Specification

Qualities required for the role of an Economist 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 this role, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

 Essential Criteria

  • Proven senior level experience of economics in the academic and / or business world – with the ability to apply this expertise to labour market issues;
  • ability to think strategically and to exercise sound judgement on complex and sensitive issues;
  • ability to analyse and interpret detailed information, for example detailed policy proposals or statistical information;
  • able to gain respect and keep the confidence of others including Ministers and senior Government officials through effective communication and influencing skills;
  • ability to reflect the patient perspective and the role of reward in supporting excellent patient care.

Additional Information

NHSPRB role and responsibilities

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

  • making recommendations on the pay of all staff paid under Agenda for Change (the national collectively agreed contract on which all non-medical staff are employed) and employed 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 from time to time.

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.

It 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 NHSPRB’s recommendations and reports are submitted to:

  • the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
  • 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 and meetings are held at their offices in London. There are around 15 meetings throughout the course of the year between November and May. These are usually all day and take place on Tuesdays. In addition, there may be the opportunity for site visits.

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