Published date: 5 January 2016

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 22 January 2016

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

5 January 2016

Closing date

22 January 2016

Contract start date

7 March 2016

Contract end date

3 March 2017

Contract type

Not applicable

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Department for Education is looking to appoint classroom teachers to a Teacher Reference Group that will act as an advisory body for Ministers and policy makers. If you are interested in this opportunity to make a lasting contribution to new and existing education policy in England you can download the full advertisement, information pack and application form from the 'Attachments' section or contact to request further information and the application form. The deadline to submit a complete application is 12noon Friday 22 January.

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Time Commitment

The term of appointment is for one year initially, with the opportunity to extend up to three years. Members will be expected to attend five one-day meetings per year at the Department's offices in London, for which preparation time will be required. In addition to attending meetings, members will be expected to provide high quality and relevant contributions to policy development in the Department by responding to commissions via email or participating in workshops or focus groups.

Additional information

This is a voluntary, unpaid post. Standard travel expenses will be reimbursed after each meeting and supply cover can be reimbursed to schools when necessary. Interviews will take place in February 2016, and the group's first meeting will be held at the Department for Education's London offices in early March.

How to Apply

If you are interested then please download the Information Pack and Application Form from the Attachments section and submit your application, with a brief CV, to by 12 noon Friday 22 January, stating your name in the subject header. If you have any questions about the role or your application, please use the email address above.

We welcome appplications from all teachers irrespective of their gender; religious belief; disability; age; sexual orientation; whether they are unmarried, married or in a civil partnership; or whether they have undergone or are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.

About the buyer


Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street


Closing: 22 January 2016