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Staff pay and grading

Regulation 4 of the Accounts and Audit (Amendment number 2) Regulations 2009 introduced a new legal requirement to increase transparency and accountability within Local Government. The amended Regulations require us to disclose individual remuneration details for senior employees. Senior employees are described as those that are designated as head of service such as a chief officer and any person having responsibility for the management of the relevant body.

For any senior employee whose salary is greater than £150,000 per year they must be identified by name, for those senior employees who earn less than £150,000 we are required to list them individually by way of job title. You may also wish to view our Senior Management Salaries.

Therefore, our latest Statement of Accounts now includes a breakdown of the number of our employees earning over £50,000 (in bands of £5000) as well as the pay and benefits of the individual officers of our Executive Board.

The pay rates for uniformed staff are set by the National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services. The scale points for professional and support staff are determined by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services, but the grade boundaries have been determined locally.

Our current rates of pay for all grades of staff including firefighter (on-call and wholetime), control, non-operational and support staff roles as well as allowances are provided below.

See the links below

Statement of Accounts

Executive Board

Rates of pay (PDF)

See the helmet and collar markings for the uniformed ranks (PDF)

The Localism Act Annual Pay Policy Statements (PDFs)

2020/21, 2019/20, 2018/19, 2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14 and 2012/13.

Please note: The contents of Sections 3 (remuneration of the Chief Fire Officer and other Executive Board Members) and 5 (the relationship between remuneration of chief officers to other employees) of the Authority's Pay Policy Statement for 2015-16 are affected by the decision taken by the Authority, at its ordinary meeting on 28 May 2015, to approve the recommendations contained in a report to the meeting on Principal Officers' pay. A copy of this report can be found by following the link below.

Principal Officer Pay Review 2015 (PDF)


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