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 teacher workforce, 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.
Further information on the STRB is available at:
The STRB is now seeking to fill a vacancy, and is looking to recruit a member that demonstrates the following criteria:
• Recent senior leadership experience within an educational setting, for example, a former headteacher.
• A detailed knowledge and understanding of workforce issues and operations within an educational setting, including recruiting, retaining and motivating an effective teacher workforce.
• An understanding of pay, remuneration, performance management and reward issues and an appreciation of the policy, financial and
operational constraints that impact on remuneration decisions.
• The ability to analyse and interpret a large amount of complex and sensitive information, providing insight and a working knowledge over the impact of any potential decisions on the teacher workforce.
• 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.
• A sound understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, public service values and principles of public life and the ability to act impartially and uphold the independence of the STRB.
Eligibility and disqualifications from appointment
Serving teachers and headteachers
Serving teachers or headteachers may apply but can only be appointedif they resign from their post. Serving civil servants may also apply but can only be appointed if they resign from their Civil Service post.
The eligibility of consultant headteachers very much depends on the nature of their work. Advisory work as a consultant headteacher would not in itself disqualify a candidate, as long as the work is distinct from actually being a headteacher. Most importantly, consultant headteachers work should not be able to be interpreted as benefiting from the decisions taken by the STRB or taking payment for providing an STRB perspective.
All candidates must declare actual or potential conflicts of interest as part of their applications.
This position will provide an influential and intellectually stimulating challenge for the right individual, who will contribute to the recruitment, retention and motivation of an effective teacher workforce. As a member of the STRB you will bring your own expertise, alongside a high degree of analytical ability, strong communication skills and, ideally, an appreciation of public sector reward issues.
The time commitment for this position is approximately 25 days per year, for which an attendance allowance of £300 per day is payable,
along with reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence costs.
This is a ministerial appointment and will initially be for up to three years.
The closing date for applications is 7 February 2019.
We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit.
Please visit the public appointments website for full details of this vacancy and information on how to apply, available at: