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Senior salaries

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The table below shows our senior management pay grades.  

We also publish salaries which exceed £50,000 which can be found below and also in our statement of accounts.

These figures include fees and allowances. 

For more information about the senior managers at director level please visit the Council departments and management team page.

You can also download the Icon for pdf Organisational chart of the top three tiers [109.73KB].

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Chief officers pay at 1 April 2021

  • Chief Executive - £95,000 - £105,000
  • Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer Service - £70,000 - £85,000
  • Director of Development and Housing - £65,000 - £80,000
  • Director of Communities and Environment - £65,000 - £80,000
  • Director of Resources - £65,000 - £80,000
  • Chief Officer (Environmental Health) - £45,000 - £65,000
  • Chief Officer (Revenues and Benefits) and HoSS - £50,000 - £75,000
  • City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer** - £55,000 - £65,000

*These figures are NET budgets. For a more detailed breakdown please visit the Council spending section. 

**City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer is a Statutory Officer but not a Chief Officer.

Senior Salaries in excess of £50,000

The table below shows senior salaries in excess of £50,000 in brackets of £5,000 from 1 April 2021.

  • £50,000 - £55,000 - 5
  • £55,000 - £60,000 - 0
  • £60,000 - £65,000 - 2
  • £65,000 - £70,000 - 0
  • £70,000 - £75,000 - 1
  • £75,000 - £80,000 - 3
  • £80,000 - £85,000 - 1
  • £85,000 - £90,000 - 0
  • £90,000 - £95,000 - 0
  • £95,000 - £100,000 - 0
  • £100,000 - £105,000 - 1
  • £105,000 - £110,000 - 0
  • £110,000 - £114,999 - 0
  • £115,000 plus - 0

Total = 13

Senior Officer's roles and responsibilities at 1 April 2021

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive has overall management and operational responsibility for the Council (645) and also direct responsibility for Policy and External Relations (9).

Number of Staff -  645 and 9

Deputy Chief Executive and Director Customer Services

Customer Services includes, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, ICT, Revenues and Benefits, Customer Contact Centre, Property, Operational Estate and Engineering.

Number of Staff -  296

Director of  Development and Housing

Development includes, Planning Management, Housing and Planning Policy and City Development.

Number of Staff -  49

Director of Communities and Environment

Corporate Services includes, Member Services, Workforce and Civics, Advice and Community Services including Homelessness and Housing Advice. Environmental Health includes Cemetery and Crematorium, Licensing, Waste Management, Parks and Street Scene.

Number of Staff -  250

Director of Resources

Resources includes Accountancy, Financial Services, Audit, Legal, Member Services and Electoral Services.

Number of Staff -  37

Chief Officer (Environmental Health)

Environmental Health.

Number of Staff -  37*

Chief Officer (Revenues and Benefits)

Revenues and Benefits Shared Service.

Number of Staff -  110*

AD City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer

Legal Services, Member Services, and Electoral Services.

Number of Staff -  18*

*Figures also included in the Director totals

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