Below Director level we have six grades. The salary for all advertised roles will be set out in the Job Profile. We operate a market-based approach to setting pay levels. Pay progression is through an annual review process.

The NSTA uses in-year bonuses to recognise and reward individuals, or groups of staff, that make an exceptional contribution which furthers our aims and objectives or meets an exceptional shorter-term operational challenge. In-year bonuses can be made to individuals or teams and can take the form of a cash award or a non-pay award such as a voucher. End of year performance bonuses are also payable as part of the annual performance review cycle.

NSTA staff are eligible to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme, which offers a range of benefits that will provide financial security both in the time leading up to retirement and beyond. For further information on our pension scheme please click here.

Please click on these links to read more about the contribution rates and death in service.

Contribution rates

Death Benefits