NHS Pay Review Board (NHSPRB), Economist Member (VAC-1685)
|Body:||NHS Pay Review Board (NHSPRB)|
|Appointing Department:||Department of Health|
|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.|
Closed for Applications
14/04/2020 at 12:00
Final Interview Date
Philippa Hird Added 12/02/2020
Representative of Organisation
Hilary Randall Added 12/02/2020
Tim Sands Added 12/02/2020
Martin Williams Added 12/02/2020
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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.
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.
- 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.
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.
How to Apply
To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and completed monitoring forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org – please quote VAC-1685 in the subject field.
If you are unable to apply by email you may send your application by post to:
Ryan Lloyd Department of Health and Social Care, Room 1N09, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE
Applications must be received by midday on 14 April 2020.
In making an application please note the following:
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 specific 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 the NHSPRB, 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 on 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 (including any convictions or bankruptcy) that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment to Ministers or NHSPRB 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 and blogs. Due Diligence may be carried out on any publicly available information and shared with the Advisory Assessment Panel.
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:
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
If you wish to discuss any queries on conflicts, please see the contacts section.
Please ensure your CV includes:
- Your full name, title, home address, personal contact telephone numbers (land line and mobile), personal email address and details of any twitter accounts and LinkedIn accounts including your twitter handle/username.
- 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.
Please complete the monitoring form. Diversity monitoring information will not be seen by the Advisory Assessment Panel assessing your application.
Political activity information is primarily for monitoring purposes only, however if you are shortlisted for interview, this information will be shared with the selection panel. The reason for this is that it is appreciated that such activities may have given you relevant skills, including experience gained from committee work, collective decision-making, resolving conflict and public speaking. If you have had such experience and you consider it relevant to your application for this post, you should also take the opportunity to include it separately in your supporting statement. If possible, you should not, however, identify the relevant political party in your statement.
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
Ryan Lloyd, Appointments Team
Tel: 0113 2545929
For further information regarding the role of the NHSPRB and the role of a Member please contact: Charles Jordan
Tel: 0207 211 8840
Please quote reference VAC-1685 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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