Prison Service Pay Review Body Chair

Body: Prison Service Pay Review Body
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The role will be remunerated at a daily rate of £350 per day. Reasonable standard travel expenses will be payable.
Time Requirements: The role will require a commitment of, around, 35 days per year.


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

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the appointment of Tim Flesher as Chair of the Prison Service Pay Review Body for a period of 3 years.

Date: 23/07/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    28/01/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    23/09/2019 at 12:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

As Chair of the Prison Service Pay Review Body you will have responsibility for working corporately with members to advise the Government annually on the pay of Governors, Operational Managers, Prison Officers and support grades in England and Wales and equivalent posts in Northern Ireland.

The appointed individual should be available for Review Body duties from the end of May 2019. Candidates for the PSPRB post who are the Chair or members of other Review Bodies may apply, but would need to resign their current position if they were appointed.

This role represents an influential, worthwhile and intellectually stimulating challenge. We are looking for a new Chair with senior management level experience, and a strategic/senior level understanding of unionised environments and employee relations. To help you decide if you have the qualities and skills required for this post, we have listed below the criteria that we will apply when assessing candidates.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Have a recent, proven, substantial record of senior leadership and achievement in at least one complex organisation.
  • Be able to chair a diverse group in discussions on complex and sensitive issues, to reach consensus around evidence-based and workable recommendations via active debate and logical argument.
  • Be able to command the confidence of key stakeholders including Ministers, Review Body colleagues, Senior Government officials, unions and those within the remit group, through effective communication, interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to challenge opinions where necessary.
  • Be able to analyse and evaluate large amounts of detailed written and oral evidence which can include complex qualitative information and economic and statistical data.
  • Have a good strategic understanding of pay, pensions, performance management and reward issues in unionised environments, and an appreciation of the policy and financial constraints on pay decisions affecting the public sector.
  • Have high standards of corporate and personal conduct – able to demonstrate a sound understanding and commitment to public service values, including a strong commitment to equal opportunities.

How to Apply

Send the following documents:

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

Complete applications should be sent to:  quoting reference PAT150068-PSPRB-CHAIR in the subject line of your email. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Candidate Infomation Pack PSPRB Chair PSPRB December 2018
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