The Council's approach to pay and reward is to reward its staff appropriately ensuring that we can recruit and retain high quality employees who can deliver the best possible services to the public, while at the same time ensuring that we provide value for money.
The agreement and publication of a Pay Policy Statement is a requirement under the Localism Act. The statement sets out the Council's own policies towards a range of issues relating to the pay of its workforce - particularly its senior staff and its lower paid employees.
The Pay Policy Statement (PDF 232kb) has been agreed by Full Council and relates to the pay and benefits of the council's workforce. Since 1 April 2014, the council has been a 'Living Wage' employer, paying those employees below the nationally recognised 'UK Living Wage' (as set by the Living Wage Foundation) an additional supplement to make up their pay.
The Chief Executive was appointed in September 2013 on a reduced salary and the number of corporate directors has reduced from six to four.
Follow the links below for further information on senior officers' pay.
Further information relating to employees whose salary exceeds £ 50,000 can be found from page 90 in the Council Statement of Accounts.