School Teachers’ Review Body - Chair

Body: School Teachers’ Review Body
Appointing Department: Department for Education
Sector: Education
Location: National
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £350 per day
Time Requirements: Approximately 30 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Inform applicants of outcome

    By end April 2020

  • Final Interview Date

    Week beginning 18th May 2020

  • Announcement

    By end July 2020


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

As Chair of the STRB, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the STRB in fulfilling its functions as a public body; and for delivering high quality recommendations in response to the matters that have been referred to the STRB by the Secretary of State. You will do this by:

leading the work of the STRB in a way that deals comprehensively with the matters that have been referred to it; where necessary challenging existing assumptions; making effective use of the skills and expertise of the other members of the STRB; and providing effective challenge to the evidence and representations that are submitted to the STRB by the wide range of consultees;

shaping the development of the STRBs response to remits from the Secretary of State, including analysing written and oral evidence, reaching decisions, considering draft reports and official records of the round;

effectively managing stakeholder relationships, recognising stakeholdersdiffering priorities and perspectives (e.g. trade unions);

effectively chairing meetings of the STRB, including representation sessions with consultees;

managing the conduct of STRB business, operating in accordance with legal requirements (e.g. to ensure its approach is in line with equality legislation) and the code of conduct for board members of public bodies;

• representing the views of the STRB to consultees and the wider public.

Person Specification

Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria. In your application you should demostrate clearly how you meet each of these requirements of the post.

Expertise of providing strong leadership at a senior level in a complex organisation.

A detailed knowledge and understanding of pay, remuneration, performance management, labour market and reward issues and a strong understanding of the policy, financial and operational constraints that impact on remuneration decisions, especially in the public sector.

Expertise in analysing and interpreting detailed information such as statistical and economic data and information on legal, policy and HR matters and to draw appropriate conclusions.

Able to command the respect of others quickly, particularly those of opposing views, and to facilitate agreement across a wide range of perspectives and attitudes.

Experience of chairing a group with diverse skills and experience to reach a wellfounded consensus.

Excellent communication skills, including the ability to challenge and engage courteously with others in debate and logical argument.

Additional Information

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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 Chair - applicant pack
Candidate Application Form
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