Members – School Teachers’ Review Body

Published on: 17 Feb 2017



The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) is an independent body that makes recommendations to the Government on the pay and conditions of school teachers in England and Wales.

For both member positions, we are seeking members with a background in HR in order to make decisions on pay and conditions in England and Wales, although current members do also work in areas such as economics and education.  

Ideally, the candidates we are looking for should have:

  • the ability to operate at a strategic level within a complex organisation in the private, public or voluntary sector;
  • 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; and
  • an understanding of the policy context of the STRB’s work, including public sector reward issues.

As a member of the STRB you will bring your own expertise that compliments the skills and expertise of existing members, alongside a high degree of analytical ability, strong communication skills and, ideally, an appreciation of public sector reward issues.

For the right individual, members of the STRB will be provide an influential and intellectually stimulating challenge and will allow the individual to contribute to the recruitment, retention and motivation of an effective teacher workforce. It will also complement members’ current careers

About the STRB

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. Its role is to make recommendations to Ministers on matters relating to the pay and conditions of school teachers referred to it by the Secretary of State for Education.

In recent years, the STRB has been asked to report on establishing a stronger link between teachers’ pay and performance, and on reforms to pay and conditions to raise the status of the profession and support the recruitment and retention of high quality classroom teachers and school leaders in all schools.

Further information on the STRB is available at:

These are ministerial appointments and will initially be for up to three years. The time commitment is around 25 days a year, and Members will be remunerated £300 per day for each meeting they attend. Full attendance will be expected for STRB members.

The closing date for applications is noon, Monday 13 March 2017. For more details on how to apply and to see the full advert please visit