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Pay Policy

Section 3

Senior Management Remuneration

The Localism Act refers to the position of Chief Officer and Deputies, states that this refers to: the Head of Paid Service; Statutory Chief Officers; non-statutory Chief Officer posts and their direct reports (known as Deputy Chief Officers). It should be noted that this definition is very broad and takes account of Metropolitan and County Councils as well as District Councils with far fewer management levels.

Therefore, for the purpose of this policy for South Ribble Borough Council, Chief Officers are:

  • The Chief Executive (Head of Paid Services)
  • Shared Director of Governance
  • Director of Neighbourhoods and Development
  • Director of Planning and Housing
  • Director of Customer and Digital

In addition, the Shared service Lead - Legal, Shared service lead - Communication and Events, Assistant Director of Neighbourhoods, Assistant Director of Projects and Development, Assistant Director of Property and Housing and Assistant Director Democratic Services and Scrutiny.

Chief Executive

Prior to the appointment of a Chief Executive, full council will determine the salary of the post to be advertised. Appointment to the post is undertaken by the Appointments and Employment Panel, the membership of which is agreed annually by full council and the panel would make a recommendation to appoint, which must then be approved by full council. The level of salary for the Chief Executive, who is the Head of Paid Services, is between £103,925 to £122,728 (over 11 incremental points). The Chief Executive Appointment panel can negotiate a starting salary prior to appointment, which must also be approved by full Council. Thereafter, progression through the incremental points is annual based on satisfactory performance review. The salary is increased annually in line with the JNC negotiated national agreement.

The Chief Executive also receives an essential car user lump sum and the reimbursement of professional subscription fees where membership of a professional organisation/s is required to carry out the full role of the post.

The Chief Executive will also take on the role of Returning Officer for any Local, National and European elections, payment for which will be in accordance with the statutory calculation.

Any other allowances relating to the post are the same as for all other posts within the Council, for example, reimbursement of fuel expenditure from business travel.

Deputy Chief Executive

This is a shared position with Chorley Council and Chorley are the employer and therefore the details of remuneration are contained within the Chorley Council pay policy.

Director and Assistant Director Senior Officer Remuneration

There are three posts of Director, one shared director post, two Shared Service Leads and four Assistant Directors.

The following posts are appointed by the Appointment and Employment Panel, as these positions hold a statutory function:

  • Shared Corporate Director of Governance (Monitoring officer)
  • Shared Service Lead - Legal Services (Deputy Monitoring Officer)

The following are Officer led appointments, overseen by the Head of Paid Services:

  • Director of Planning and Property
  • Director of Customer and Digital
  • Director Neighbourhoods and Development
  • Assistant Director Neighbourhoods
  • Assistant Director Scrutiny and Democratic Services
  • Assistant Director Property and Housing
  • Assistant Director Projects and Development
  • Shared Service Lead - Communications and Events

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