Wednesday 15 July 2020

Pay and Rewards for Chief Executives

JNC Circular for Chief Executives - Structures required to manage model disciplinary procedure - 7th May 2019

A JNC circular was sent to Chief Executives to remind colleagues of the requirements set out in the Model Disciplinary Procedure and Guidance in the JNC Conditions of Service Handbook.

 Click here for the JNC circular.

Chief Executive Pay

Chief Executives' National Pay Claim 2020 - The national employers have now received a pay claim on behalf of Chief Executives and a copy of the claim is available via the link below.

ALACE 2020 pay claim 12Sep19

The claim is for a pay award that matches the award made to employees covered by the Local Government Services negotiating body (those on Green Book conditions).  We will keep you informed as any further developments arise.

Pay Survey Results – Chief Executives & Chief Officers

In August 2019, the LGA published a report with the results of the national survey it conducted on pay and workforce characteristics of chief executives and chief officers.

You can access it here  


Chief Exec Pay Update - 8th June 2018

Agreement has now  been reached on pay awards applicable from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019.  The individual basic salaries of all officers within scope of the JNC for Chief Executives of Local Authorities should be increased by 2.0% with effect from 1 April 2018 and 2.0% with effect from 1 April 2019.

This pay agreement covers the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.


Chief Exec Pay Update - 10th April 2018

The National Employers have today made pay offers in regard to local authority Craftworkers, Chief Officers and Chief Executives. The Chief Executive Pay letter below sets out the details.  

We will keep you informed of any developments.

Chf Execs Pay Offer 10Apr18

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. 

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.