Prison Service Pay Review Body Member with Northern Ireland Expertise

Body: Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: The role is based in London at the Office of Manpower Economics, Fleetbank House (7th Floor), 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX.
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time Requirements: 20 days per year. Members will be expected to undertake around three or four visits a year to prisons across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    Noon 12pm 31st July 2019.

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The role of the member

As a member of the review body you will have responsibility for working collaboratively to:

  • Assess the evidence of the parties (government and trade unions); and
  • 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:

  • 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.


  • There must be no employment restrictions, or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been a resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years prior to your application.
  • You should not be employed in the UK civil service.
  • Candidates for the PSPRB post who are members of other Review Bodies may apply, but would need to resign their current position if they were appointed
  • The appointed members should be available for Review Body duties from October 2019.



Person Specification

Essential criteria

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • A record of significant achievement operating at a strategic level within a complex organisation;
  • A good understanding of the broader political context and community concerns in Northern Ireland;and
  • You must demonstrate 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 an unionised environment.
    • 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.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about any aspects of this post, you are welcome to contact Martin Williams –

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