Agenda and minutes

Chief Officer Employment Panel - Monday 20th February, 2012 11.00 am

Venue: Lonsdale Room, Allerdale House. View directions

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Declaration of interests

Councillors/staff to give notice of any personal or prejudicial interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.


2.  Chief Officer Pay.

  Harry Dyke; Personal; Due to his current position as Chief Executive.


Resolved -

“That under Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 4 of part 1 of Schedule 12 (a) of the Act.”


Chief Officer Pay

Report to follow.



All Members had received a copy of the Report on Corporate Director Pay prepared by Mrs Wilson, using information from North West Employers.


The Chief Executive confirmed that consultation had commenced with the unions and with the individuals affected by the proposed Senior Team Restructure. He reminded the Panel of the detailed pay analysis conducted by Vic Hewitt on behalf of North West Employers in 2009. This report had now been updated and current pay scales for Chief Officers were shown in Appendix A.


Mrs Wilson said it was necessary for the Panel to consider and make a decision now on the pay scales for the Corporate Director posts, so that the Redeployment Panel could meet later in the week to consider if any of the existing post holders could be slotted into these proposed roles.


Mrs Wilson summarised the content of the report drawing particular attention to; the need to set salaries that would retain and motivate high calibre officers; serve to attract new high calibre officers; and that were competitive in the North West.


Members discussed the proposals and identified the need to ensure that the salaries set would be future proof, affordable and would serve to attract, retain and motivate good quality people. Members also commented that during this time of austerity, Allerdale should be able to attract a strong pool of suitable applicants for the salaries offered.


Resolved – That the proposed salary scales be approved as follows;


Senior Team Role

Pay Scale

Corporate Director (with designated Deputy Chief Exec responsibilities)

£72,000 - £75,000

Corporate Director

£68,000 - £71,000