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The Department for Education

Location: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton
Salary: £300 per day
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th January 2020
Closes: 1st March 2020

The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) is seeking to recruit an economist that demonstrates the following criteria:

  • A strong track record of professional experience requiring specialist expertise in economics at a senior level.
  • The ability to analyse and interpret a large amount of complex and sensitive information, clearly communicate economic analysis to a non-specialist audience and demonstrate a working knowledge of the impact of any potential decisions on the teacher workforce.
  • An understanding of the policy context of the STRB’ work, including stakeholder relations and public finances.
  • An understanding of pay, remuneration and reward issues and an appreciation of the policy, financial and operational constraints that impact on remuneration decisions.
  • 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.
  • The ability to engage credibly and effectively with key stakeholders, including Ministers, senior Government officials and senior employer and trade union representatives.

It is desirable if candidates also have

  • A detailed knowledge and understanding of labour market economics, and/or the economics of education

Further information on the STRB is available at:


The time commitment is approximately 25 days per year, for which an attendance allowance of £300 per day is payable. This is a ministerial appointment and will initially be for up to three years.

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2020

Please visit the public appointments website for full details of this vacancy and information on how to apply, available at:

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