Organisational information

Senior Management structure, pay policy and trade union facility time

Management Team

Chief Executive  James Strachan
Deputy Chief Executive and CFO Sarah King
Corporate Director Peter Hopkins
Corporate Director Dee O’Rourke

Senior Management structure

Frequency: annual publication

This chart covers staff in the top three levels of the organisation. The following information must be included:

  • grade
  • job title
  • local authority department and team
  • whether permanent or temporary staff
  • contact details
  • salary in £5,000 brackets, consistent with the details published for Senior Salaries
  • salary ceiling (the maximum salary for the grade)

Senior Manager salaries (next update June 2024)

Organisational Chart (next update January 2025)

Pay Policy Statement

Frequency: annual publication

Section 38 of the Localism Act 2011, requires local authorities to produce a Pay Policy Statement and recommends that the pay multiple is included in these statements as a way of illustrating the authority's approach to pay dispersion.

The Pay Policy Statement sets out the principles and rules by which we remunerate senior staff at the Council and is approved by Council.

Trade Union Facility Time

Annual publication (next update April 2025)

Publish the following information:

  • total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety reps)
  • total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of union rep who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties
  • names of all trade unions represented in the local authority
  • a basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union activities multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill).

Trade Union Facility Time