Freedom of information response

Chief Officers and Senior Managers Roles

Publication date: 
Friday 7 August 2020
Request: 

1. What type is your authority?

a) Combined Authority
b) County
c) District
d) London Borough
e) Metropolitan
f) Unitary
g) Other

2. Please supply a breakdown showing the:

a. Total number of directly employed chief officers and senior managers for each job title and directorate doing the following roles:
i. A Chief Officer designated by the council as an administrative and executive head of either a separate department or of a particular function or service.
ii. Designated by the council as a recognised deputy to any chief officer including an officer of deputy status but whose post may carry a different title.
iii. Chief Officers within scope of the Joint National Council (JNC) agreement.
iv. Senior Managers on National Joint Council or locally determined terms and conditions. Essentially, anyone in a senior management role who is not on chief officers JNC terms and conditions.
v. Statutory Directors

b. Locally determined median/average/actual salary (Excluding any additional payments, for example, market supplements, performance related pay, long-service increments), the grade or range for each job title or supply a copy of your Council’s policy/pay structure in respect of the pay of its chief officers and senior managers.

c. The spinal column points for chief officers and senior managers employed on National Joint Council (NJC) pay.

3. What pay, terms and conditions do you employ all chief officers and senior managers on? for example, total number employed on JNC for local authority chief officers (Blue book), NJC (Green Book), Local terms, other (please specify) or a combination of agreements (please give details).

4. Has your council moved directly employed chief officers and senior managers from one set of pay, terms and conditions to another in the last five years?

I. Yes
II. No

5. Have the roles of directly employed chief officer and senior managers been the subject of a pay and grading review within your council in the last 12 months?
I. Yes
II. No

6. What job evaluation scheme is used for Chief Officers and Senior Managers? (Please give details).

7. Supply a breakdown showing the current number of directly employed chief officers and senior managers by race, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and full-time and part-time employees.

Response: 

1. Thurrock is a Unitary authority.

2. In issuing our response the Council has applied S21 of the Freedom of Information Act.

This means that the information you have requested is already available elsewhere so is therefore exempt from disclosure. 

The information is available at: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/constitution

In issuing our response the Council has applied S21 of the Freedom of Information Act.

This means that the information you have requested is already available elsewhere so is therefore exempt from disclosure. 

The information is available at: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/council-terms-and-conditions-of-employment/pay-scales

c. In issuing our response the Council has applied S21 of the Freedom of Information Act.

This means that the information you have requested is already available elsewhere so is therefore exempt from disclosure. 

The information is available at: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/council-terms-and-conditions-of-employment/pay-scales

3. Thurrock uses its own pay scales

4. 
I. Yes
II. No

5. 
I. Yes
II. No

6. The chief executive’s and other senior officers’ remuneration was determined in 2009. It was based on the median pay point of a market salary and reflected remuneration levels for comparable jobs in unitary authorities and London boroughs. Since 2010 annual, independent pay reviews have been conducted to reassess the salary levels that these pay bands should attract.

7. System is currently being updated to capture Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Disability – Fewer than 5

Ethnicity

British – 19

Not stated- 5

Any other group – Fewer than 5

Irish – Fewer than 5

All are fulltime Staff

We are unable to provide an exact number for question 7 above as:

  • There is a low number involved.
  • The release of this information could identify individuals which would constitute their personal data under the Data Protection Act
  • There is no prior expectation on the part of these individuals that their personal information would be published in the wider public domain under the FOI Act
  • Personal data of any other person is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Data Protection Act.

However in the interests of transparency we are able to provide this information to you categorised as fewer than 5 to give you an indication of the figures

You are free to use any information supplied to you for your own use, including non-commercial research purposes. However, any other type of re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public will require the permission of the copyright owner.

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Request reference:
FOI 10109