Northern Ireland Member of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB)

Body: Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB)
Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The Members are remunerated at a rate of £300 per day for preparation and attendance at meetings
Time Requirements: 15 meetings per year


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

Ann McConnell has been appointed as a Member of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration for 3 years from 15 November 2021.

The appointment will involve a time commitment of 15 meetings a year. Remuneration for the role will be at a rate of £300 a day.

This appointment is 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 appointment is 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. Ann McConnell has not declared any political activity.

Date: 15/11/2021

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Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Ministers are seeking to make one appointment to the DDRB.

Role and Responsibilities of a Member

To play a key part in assessing the evidence of the UK Governments, organisations representing the NHS and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSC), and organisations representing NHS and HSC doctors and dentists and making annual recommendations to the UK Governments on the remuneration of doctors and dentists. Specifically, to:

  • use your own experience and expertise to 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 HSC in Northern Ireland and bring insights on the issues facing the NHS and HSC 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 DDRB in meetings with stakeholders (oral evidence and informal contacts) and with DDRB staff on visits to Trusts and Health Boards.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

 We are looking to recruit a member to represent Northern Ireland on the DDRB.  For this role you must evidence that you are:

  • able to provide knowledge and insight into the role of pay and reward in supporting recruitment and retention and morale and motivation amongst a workforce, particularly from the Northern Ireland perspective;
  • an effective communicator and an adaptable individual who can draw upon their specific skills and expertise to bring valuable ideas and contributions, to the work of the DDRB;
  • able to evaluate complex information and detailed evidence from a range of sources and parties, exercising sound judgement to reach balanced conclusions;
  • able to work collaboratively, gaining the respect of not only the Chair and other Pay Review Body members, but Ministers, senior Government officials and other key stakeholders; and
  • able to take an objective, impartial, evidence-based approach on a contentious area of public policy.

Experience in, or specific knowledge of, the public sector, NHS, HSC or of the healthcare system more generally in Northern Ireland would be beneficial but is not essential.

Additional Information

The DDRB is independent and is responsible for:

  • Providing advice to ministers in the governments of the UK on the remuneration of doctors and dentists employed by, or providing services to, the NHS (or HSC in Northern Ireland);
  • 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 and is a required to take careful account of the economic and other evidence submitted by the UK Governments, 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.

How to Apply

To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and completed Monitoring form to: – please quote VAC – 1750 in the subject field.

After submitting an email as above, you should receive an automated response from our mailbox. We will also formally acknowledge the application after the advertised closing date and provide you with a candidate reference number. If you have not received this within 3 working days of the advertised closing date, please contact us.

If you are unable to apply by email please contact:

Ben Jones on 0113 254 6557

Applications must be received by 11pm on Wednesday 30th June.

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