PAT160024 Prison Service Pay Review Body - One generalist member and one member with experience as a labour market economist

Body: Ministry of Justice
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: The post holder will normally be based at the OME offices (London). The PSPRB's offices are currently located at the Office of Manpower Economics (OME), 8th floor Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX, although are due to relocate to Windsor House, Victoria Street later in 2021.
Skills required: Business / Commercial, HR, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £300 per day Remuneration is taxable and subject to Class 1 National Insurance contributions. The role is not pensionable and in some circumstances your remuneration may be abated if you receive a public service pension – you will need to seek advice from your pension provider on this. Reasonable standard travel expenses will be payable.
Time Requirements: The appointment will run for five years. Time commitment: up to 20 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    06/09/2021 at 09:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

As a member of the PSPRB you will:

Work collaboratively to:

  • Assess the evidence of the parties (government and trade unions); and
  • Contribute effectively to the PSPRB’s consideration of its annual recommendations to government under the guidance of the Chair.

Work corporately, with the guidance of the Chair, to:

  • Consider the parties’ written evidence, views and proposals;
  • Take oral evidence from the parties;
  • Assimilate information and data on pay, policy, economic, workforce and financial matters;
  • Weigh evidence and undertake independent analysis;
  • Meet groups of staff and managers/leaders; and
  • Formulate conclusions and make recommendations to government.

Person Specification


Essential criteria

  • An ability to scrutinise, interpret and analyse complex, qualitative information including, economic and statistical data, and offer well developed, evidence-based, and workable recommendations;
  • Ability to work at a strategic level within a complex organisation;
  • Highly developed inter-personal communication and influencing skills, with an ability and confidence to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Evidence of high standards of corporate and personal conduct – to act impartially and uphold the independence of the PSPRB, including a strong commitment to equality and diversity; and
  • You must evidence at least one of the following:
    • A sound understanding of the policy, financial and operational factors affecting pay decisions and pay bargaining in the public sector or a unionised environment; or
    • Experience of financial management at a senior level in a private, public or third sector organisation.

For the role as Labour Market Economist, you must also be able to evidence:

  • Proven senior level experience of economics in the academic and/or business world and associated record of achievement – with the ability to apply this expertise to labour market issues.

Additional Information

The Commissioner for Public Appointments ensures that appointments are made in accordance with the Governance Code and the principles of public appointments. All appointments follow a recruitment process set out in the Governance Code for Public Appointments.

PSPRB x 2 Members - Candidate Information Pack - June 2021
Conflict of Interest - Sept 2019 (1)
Reference Request form - Sept 2019
Candidiate Political Activity Declaration
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