Member for the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) with Northern Ireland Expertise.

The Prison Service Pay Review Body is one of eight Pay Review Bodies that make recommendations to the Government on the pay of staff in key parts of the public sector. As with all review bodies, the PSPRB operates independent of Government, the Prison Service and trades unions.

We are now looking for a new member with Northern Ireland expertise. They must have a good understanding of the political context and community concerns in Northern Ireland.
The role of the PSPRB is to provide independent advice on the remuneration of governors and operational managers, prison officers and support grades in the Prison Services of England and Wales and, separately, Northern Ireland.

Pay Review Bodies operate on an annual cycle. During the summer PSPRB members visit prisons to meet staff in their remit group and in the autumn PSPRB receives written and oral evidence from the Government and representative organisations. PSPRB then considers the evidence alongside its own independent research to formulate recommendations on the remuneration of its remit groups. It submits its report to the Government early in the new-year. Recent Pay Review Body Reports are available from

The Stationery Office and on the OME website at:
The appointment will be made by the Prime Minister in consultation with Ministers in Northern Ireland and the tenure is up to five years.

Person Specification

We are looking for a new member, with Northern Ireland expertise. They must have a good understanding of the political context and community concerns in Northern Ireland.
The appointed members should be available for Review Body duties from March 2017. 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.

Appointing Body: Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB).
Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: Meetings of the PSPRB are usually held in London on Thursdays at the Office of Manpower Economics, Fleetbank House. Members will also be expected to undertake around three or four visits a year to prisons across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The role will be remunerated at a daily rate of £300 per day, subject to PAYE tax and National Insurance Contributions.
Time Requirements: The role will require a commitment of, typically, 20 day(s) per year. The work is largely concentrated between September and February each year.
Closing Date: 14/11/2016 at 12:00
Interviews: 26th January 2017

Additional Information

For more detailed information (including essential criteria, appointment and tenure of office), please see the enclosed candidate information pack.

How to Apply

Applications should be sent to . Please include:
• A copy of your CV; and
• A supporting letter of no more than two sides that evidences how you meet all the criteria set out in the candidate information pack.
Please note that applications may be passed, in confidence, to the Commissioner for Public Appointments (CPA) and the Commissioner’s auditors for the purposes of complaints investigation and audit (8.2 of the CPA Code of Practice refers).

Reference Number: PAT150020-PSPRB- NI

Supporting documents 2016
PSPRB NI Candidate Information Pack – October 2016

OCPA Regulated

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments