The chief executive (CE) role is being filled on an interim basis by Nigel Pallace. The CE is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the paid staff of the council.
The role of CE is a full-time appointment. Post holders are selected on merit, against objective criteria, following public advertisement. They are appointed by the whole council.
As head of the paid service, the CE works closely with elected members to deliver:
Local Authorities are required to publish, under the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011:
You can find more information on our Budget Book page.
The documents above give details about the remuneration of the CE and other members of the senior management team.
All members of staff are able to claim incurred necessary expenses on production of a receipt for items such as:
Expenses claimed will be reported here within two months of the end of the financial year. Salaries are reviewed annually having regard to:
Progression through the scale is not automatic. All managerial staff are subject to annual appraisal, and progression only happens if satisfactory progress is evidenced.
This is an organisation chart of the staff in the top three levels of the local authority including salary bands and any details of currently vacant posts at those levels.
The remuneration details for the CE and members of the senior management team are listed in the Pay Policy Statement which also compares the remuneration of our lower paid employees.