One Member of the Prison Service Pay Review Body PAT150034-PSPRB-MEMBERS

Body: Prison Service Pay Review Body
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: Meetings of the PSPRB are usually held in London. Members will also be expected to undertake around three or four visits a year to prisons across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The role is remunerated at a daily rate of £300. Remuneration will be subject to PAYE tax and National Insurance Contributions. Reasonable standard travel expenses will be payable. The post is not pensionable.
Time Requirements: The role will require a commitment of, around, 20 days per year.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    16/11/2017 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

As a member of the Review Body you will have responsibility for working collaboratively to:
o Assess the evidence of the parties (government and trade unions); and
o Contribute effectively to the review body’s consideration of its annual recommendations to government under the guidance of the Chair of the review body.
Members have a responsibility for working corporately, with the guidance of the Chair of the review body, to:
o Consider the parties’ written evidence, views and proposals;
o Take oral evidence from the parties;
o Assimilate information and data on pay, policy, economic, workforce and financial matters;
o Weigh evidence and undertake independent analysis;
o Meet groups of staff and managers/leaders; and
o Formulate conclusions and make recommendations to government.

Person Specification

Essential criteria
We are looking for someone with:
o a high degree of analytical intelligence including the ability to understand and interpret complex, qualitative information including, economic and statistical data, and to develop evidence-based, workable recommendations;
o strong communication, interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills. Ability to gain respect and keep the confidence of others through effective communication and influencing skills, and confidence to challenge opinions where necessary; and
o able to demonstrate high standards of corporate and personal conduct – including a strong commitment to equal opportunities, to act impartially and to uphold the independence of the Body.

Professional experience
o A record of significant achievement operating at a strategic level within a complex organisation.

o You must demonstrate at least one of the following:
– A sound understanding of unionised environments, pay bargaining and employee relations;
– A sound understanding of pay, pensions, performance management and reward issues;
– A sound understanding of the policy, financial and operational factors affecting pay decisions in the public sector;
– Experience of financial management at a high level in a private, public or third sector organisation with a multi-million pound annual budget;
– Experience of board or equivalent level management responsibility in a public, private or third sector organisation; and
– An understanding of national issues relevant to the work of the Pay Review Body.

Additional Information

• It will be important that a member’s other commitments do not cast any doubt on their ability to act independently and impartially in discharging the role; any potential conflict of interest must be declared.
• All members are required to adhere to the PSPRB’s Code of Practice – available at

How to Apply

How to Apply*: Send the following documents:
o A copy of your CV, in no more than two sides of A4
o A supporting statement that evidences how you meet all the criteria, in no more than two sides of A4
o Declaration of interests form;
o Previous or current public appointments;
o Names and contacts details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview);
o Political activity declaration form;
o Equal opportunities monitoring form, and the
o Guaranteed interview scheme declaration, if relevant.

Complete applications should be sent to: ,receipt of applications will be acknowledged.
Reference Number: PAT150034-PSPRB-MEMBERS

Supporting documents (2017-june 17)
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