Senior staff salaries and members' allowances

A new Senior Officer Structure was introduced during 2019 / 2020, therefore not all posts comparable year on year.

To show our commitment to being an open and transparent council, we have taken steps to publish details of senior management salaries. We employ almost 500 staff who work to provide local services. Staff are led by a team that includes:

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Job title Financial year Actual salary paid (£) Returning officer fees (£) Election fees (£) Benefits in kind etc. (£) Compensation for loss of office (£) Total remuneration excluding pension contributions (£) Employers pension contributions (£) Total remuneration including pension contributions (£)
Chief Executive 1 2019 - 2020 67,852 4,100 0 0 0 71,952 11,535 83,487
Chief Executive 2 2018 - 2019 117,555 12,387 0 0 202,455 332,397 19,984 352,381
Interim Executive Director 3 2019 - 2020 40,560 0 0 0 0 40,560 5,909 46,469
Interim Executive Director 3 2018 - 2019 34,300 0 0 0 0 34,300 0 34,300
Director of Health & 2019 - 2020 116,298 5,595 280 0 79,312 201,484 20,037 221,521
Environmental Services 4 2018 - 2019 95,606 0 300 0 0 95,906 16,253 112,158
Director of Housing 5 2019 - 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Director of Housing 2018 - 2019 29,823 0 0 0 0 29,823 0 29,823
Joint Director for Planning 2019 - 2020 108,275 0 0 0 0 108,275 18,407 126,682
and Economic Development 6 2018 - 2019 106,152 0 0 0 0 106,152 18,046 124,198
*Head of Finance & Section 151 Officer 2019 - 2020 71,276 0 0 0 0 71,276 12,117 83,393
*Head of Human Resources & Corporate Services 2019 - 2020 84,367 0 695 0 0 85,062 13,967 99,029
*Head of Waste & Environment (with effect from 01.03.2020) 7 2019 - 2020 6,446 0 0 0 0 6,446 1,096 7,542
*Interim Head of Housing (with effect from 14.01.2020) 8 2019 - 2020 21,900 0 0 0 0 21,900 0 21,900


Notes: 

  • Commenced employment 23 September 2019
  • Commenced employment 1 July 2017. Employment ended 28 February 2019 - Loss of Office cost is additional pension contribution payable due to early retirement.
  • Post initially filled by Temporary Contractor that moved onto Full time equivalents.
  • Includes acting up to Director of Housing and Interim Chief Executive from 1 March 2019, left 7 February 2020
  • Post covered by Director of Health and Environmental Services during 2019 / 2020
  • Shared Director with Cambridge City Council. 100% of Remuneration costs shown above. Costs shared 50:50.
  • Post supersedes Director of Health and Environmental Services
  • Head of Housing post supersedes Director of Housing post

Remuneration disclosure

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Remuneration band 2019 to 2020: number of employees 2018 to 2019: number of employees
£50,000 - £54,999 6 8
£55,000 - £59,999 4 6
£60,000 - £64,999 5 3
£65,000 – £69,999 2 1

 

Salary Information

Senior council officers' salaries are made available as part of our open data initiative, the following document includes salary details for the Chief Executive, Directors and Heads of Service.

Members' allowances scheme and expenses paid

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