Sunday 25 February 2018

Pay and Rewards for Chief Executives

Chief Executive Pay

Chief Exec JNC Pay Claim 2018

The Officers’ Side of the Chief Executives’ Joint Negotiating Committee has submitted a claim on behalf of Local Authority Chief Executives.  The claim covers 2018 and 2019 and seeks pay increases for each year that match whatever is implemented for generality of staff covered by the Local Government  Services negotiating body.  Agreement has yet to be reached on the latter negotiations, with trade unions consulting their members on the Employers’ offer of 2% increase for both years. Chf Exec Pay Claim 21Dec17

Revised Chief Executive's Handbook

A revised Handbook for Chief Executives of Local Authorities has been published, with amendments that include a revised model disciplinary process, following legal changes introduced in 2015 that replaced statutory Designated Independent Person (DIP) provisions with an Independent Panel process.  The handbook is effective from 13th October 2016.  To access a copy of the Handbook and the related Circular are available below

Independent Panel Members Training

Further to recent circulars information you of the updated version of the Chief Executive's Handbook (13 October 2016) and the creation of a list of nationally-approved Independent Investigators (24 April 2017), the LGA are now offering training for members of the Independent Panel.  Please read here for further information. 

Final Pay Offer to Chief Executives

The National Employers have today made a final pay offer to the Staff Side of the Joint Negotiating Committee for Chief Executives.  A letter setting out the details is attached.   EMC will update members as soon as there are any further developments with these national pay negotiations.

Employer Offer Chief Execs 05 Feb 2016  

25th March 2015 - The LGA have informed us that agreement has today been reached on Chief Executives’ pay for 2014-16.

Chf Exec Pay 2014-15-16

National Salary Framework and Conditions of Service Handbook

The Joint National Committee issued thelatestedition of the National Salary Framework and Conditions of Service Handbook for local authority Chief Executives on 1st October 2009.  The substantive additions to the handbook were:-

  • Model Disciplinary Procedures (England & Wales) (NB: also applies to S151 and Monitoring Officers)
  • JNC Guidance for Designated Independent Persons (DIPs).
  • Model Grievance Procedure.

To download a copy of the handbook Chief Executive Handbook September 2009

Implications of Section 38 (1) of the Localism Act 2011

Section 38 (1) of the Localism Act 2011 requires English and Welsh local authorities to produce a pay policy statement on the remuneration for Chief Executives and other senior officers for 2012/13 and for each financial year thereafter.  East Midlands Councils has been providing support to local authorities in the region on the implementation of these requirements. 

The LGA and ALACE, on behalf of the Joint National Council for Chief Executives, have produced guidance and supplementary guidance on the implications of Section 38 (1) of the Localism Act 2011:

Chief Executives Pay Policy Guidance (25th November 2011)

768Pay Policy Supplementary #2 01Mar12.pdf

Pay Policy Supplementary #1 12Jan12.pdf

Senior Level Appraisal

As a core service to its member authorities, East Midlands Councils facilitates performance appraisals for Chief Executives in line with the guidance of the JNC for Chief Executives.  For further information, please contact Sam Maher, Director of HR & Councillor Development on 01664 502 620.