School Teachers’ Review Body - Economist Member
|Body:||School Teachers’ Review Body|
|Appointing Department:||Department for Education|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Remuneration:||£300 per day|
|Time Requirements:||Approximately 25 days per year|
Closed for Applications
Inform applicants of outcome
By end April 2020
Final Interview Date
Week beginning 18th May 2020
By end July 2020
Teacher Reward and Incentives Division • Departmental Official
Dr Patricia Rice
Chair of the STRB • Representative of Organisation
Director of the Office of Manpower Economics • Other Panel Member
Non-Executive Director DFE • Independent Member
The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) is an independent body which makes recommendations to the Government on the pay and conditions of school teachers in England.
The STRB assesses evidence from Government and organisations representing schools and the teaching profession, and visits schools and local authorities to develop its understanding of issues facing teachers. In recent years, the STRB has been asked to report on a variety of matters, including establishing a stronger link between teachers’ pay and performance, and providing greater flexibilities for governing bodies to produce individual pay policies for their schools.
The STRB is now seeking to fill an economist vacancy to:
• consider written evidence, views and proposals;
• take oral evidence;
• assimilate information and data on pay, policy, economic, workforce and financial matters;
• weigh evidence and undertake independent analysis;
• formulate conclusions and make recommendations to the Government.
Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria. In your application you should demonstrate clearly how you meet each of these.
• Candidates should demonstrate a strong track record of professional experience requiring specialist expertise in economics at a senior level.
• The ability to analyse and interpret a large amount of complex and sensitive information, clearly communicate economic analysis to a non–specialist audience and demonstrate a working knowledge of the impact of any potential decisions on the teacher workforce.
• An understanding of the policy context of the STRB’s work, including stakeholder relations and public finances.
• An understanding of pay, remuneration and reward issues and an appreciation of the policy, financial and operational constraints that impact on remuneration decisions.
• An ability to communicate effectively in collective decision making, providing sound argument and assessing/debating conflicting opinions within a group to form a coherent set of recommendations.
• The ability to credibly and effectively engage with key stakeholders, including ministers, senior Government officials and senior employer and trade union representatives.
It is desirable if candidates also have
• a detailed knowledge and understanding of labour market economics, and/or the economics of education.
How to Apply
The closing date for applications is 1st March 2020.
Please submit the following documents by email to:
1. A covering letter not exceeding two sides of A4 paper. (Arial size 12).
2. A CV.
3. Candidate application form.
4. Diversity form.
Please include the vacancy title in the subject box and submit each application document as a separate attachment.
We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats from applicants who, for reasons of disability, may find it difficult to fill in our standard form. If you wish to have a chat with us about reasonable adjustments please contact us at:
Please note the following:
• we cannot accept applications submitted after the closing date;
• applications will be assessed solely on the documentation provided; please refer to the advert and checklist above to ensure you have provided everything requested;
• applications will be acknowledged upon receipt;
• feedback will only be given to candidates unsuccessful following interview.
|STRB Economist - Applicant Pack|