Senior Salaries Review Body - 3x Board Members

Body: Senior Salaries Review Body
Appointing Department: Cabinet Office
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Regulation
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £300 per day and reasonable expenses
Time Requirements: Full attendance for Review Body duties is expected. The combination of meetings and visits usually amounts to around 15-20 days per year, in addition to potentially being occasionally asked to lead on certain special remits for the Review Body. Members are expected to undertake some preparation for meetings and will normally receive papers in advance. The SSRB typically meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in central London. The workload can vary and the busiest period is between September and May, but meetings take place throughout the year depending on the timetabling of the round. Visits to meet those groups covered by the Review Body (e.g. at courts and military bases) are mainly undertaken in spring and summer (each Member usually undertakes two or three such visits per year).


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

Pippa Lambert was appointed as a member of the Senior Salaries Review body from 12/10/2018 for a period of 3 years.

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Pippa Lambert was appointed as a member of the Senior Salaries Review body from 12/10/2018 for a period of 3 years.


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The independent Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) is tasked with giving advice to the Prime Minister, Secretaries of State and other top-level decision makers on the remuneration of senior civil servants, holders of judicial office, senior officers of the armed forces, Police and Crime Commissioners, and some senior managers in the NHS. The SSRB may be asked to look at other remuneration for other public appointments from time to time. The SSRB’s independent advisory role is valued highly by government and the remit groups – in particular it’s evidence-based and objective approach to making recommendations.

Three vacancies for Members of the SSRB will arise from September 2018.

Person Specification

As a member of the SSRB, you will have the opportunity to work on a challenging agenda and gain interesting insights into a cross-section of public service professions at senior levels. You will also have the chance to play a key role in the future direction of the SSRB under its Chair, Dr Martin Read CBE, helping to shape its thinking and recommendations. The SSRB has up to 8 members from a range of backgrounds, who pool their collective expertise to inform discussions.

For these current vacancies, you will have experience of strategic senior management of a large organisation. You will also have some practical experience of remuneration, pay and performance management questions, from an operational or strategic standpoint.   Some experience of serving on a remuneration committee, or working knowledge of pay and reward systems, would be helpful. The ability to understand the different challenges faced by the SSRB’s remit groups, and the context within which public sector pay decisions are made, is essential.

Along with the above experience, you will bring strong personal skills and qualities to the Board:

Analysis and interpretation – the ability to analyse and make judgements from complex data, and to contribute to workable recommendations on complex and sensitive issues;

Strong communication, interpersonal and engagement skills – the ability to gain respect and keep the confidence of other SSRB members, members of the remit groups, and very senior key stakeholders, including Ministers and senior Government officials, through effective communication and influencing skills;

High standards of corporate and personal conduct – demonstrate a sound understanding of and strong commitment to equal opportunities, public service values and the seven principles of Public Life, enabling you to act impartially and uphold the independence of the Review Body;

We particularly welcome applications from women and people from black and minority ethnic communities.

Additional Information

This is a Prime Ministerial appointment.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and an accompanying letter (max. 2 pages) setting out how you meet the candidate profile, along with the completed Personal Information Form by 9th July 2018, either by:
Email to

Or post to Workforce Policy & Reward team, Cabinet Office, 4th Floor, Orange Zone, 1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ.

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