TERMS OF REFERENCE The role of the Prison Service Pay Review Body is to provide independent advice on the remuneration of governing governors and operational managers, prison officers and support grades in the England and Wales Prison Service. The Review Body will also provide independent advice on the remuneration of prison governors, prison officers, prison auxiliaries and night patrol officers in the Northern Ireland Prison Service.
In reaching its recommendations the Review Body is to take into account the following:
the need to recruit, retain and motivate suitably able and qualified staff taking into account the specific needs of the Prison Service in England and Wales and the Northern Ireland Prison Service;
regional/ local variations in labour markets and their effects on the recruitment and retention of staff;
relevant legal obligations on the Prison Service in England and Wales and the Northern Ireland Prison Service, including anti-discrimination legislation regarding age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and belief and disability;
Government policies for improving the public services, including the requirement to meet Prison Service output targets for the delivery of services;
the funds available to the Prison Service in England and Wales and the Northern Ireland Prison Service as set out in the Government's departmental expenditure limits; and
the Government's inflation target.
The Review Body shall also take account of the competitiveness of the Prison Service in England and Wales with the private sector, and any differences in terms and conditions of employment between the public and private sectors taking account of the broad employment package including relative job security.
The Review Body may also be asked to consider other specific issues.
The Review Body is also required to take careful account of the economic and other evidence submitted by the Government, staff and professional representatives and others.
Reports and recommendations for the Prison Service in England and Wales should be submitted to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for the Home Department, and the Director General of the Prison Service as Head of the Executive Agency. Reports and recommendations for the Northern Ireland Prison Service will be submitted to the Prime Minister and to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and the Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service as Head of the Executive Agency.
Footnote: In England and Wales the grades included are:
Governing Governors: the only governor in an establishment
Operational Managers: are Phase 1 staff who either:
were in the former “Governor grades” on implementation of Phase 1 Prison Service Pay and Grading changes on 1 July 2000
have since 1 July 2000 passed a Level 3 (Operations) Job Simulation Assessment Centre and have taken up a post that requires that accreditation.
Prison Officers: Staff in the grades of Prison Officer, Senior Officer, Principal Officer, Grade VIIIA
Support Grades: Staff who are Operational Support Grades, Prison Auxiliary Officers and Night Patrol Officers.
In Northern Ireland the grades included are:
Prison Governors: Staff in the grades of Governor 1, Governor 2, Governor 3, Governor 4 and Governor 5.
Prison Officers: Staff in the grades of Principal Officer, Senior Officer and Prison Officer
Other Grades: Staff in the grades of Prison Auxiliary, Night Patrol Officer, Night Custody Officer and Prison Custody Officer