Start Typing...

Close Menu

The Code

Local authorities are already required to publish, under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the following information with regard to senior salaries:

  • The number of employees whose remuneration in that year was at least £50,000 in brackets of £5,000
  • Details of remuneration and job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50,000
  • Employees whose salaries are £150,000 or more must also be identified by name
  • In addition to this requirement, local authorities must place a link on their website to these published data or place the data itself on their website, together with a list of responsibilities (for example, the services and functions they are responsible for, budget held and number of staff) and details of bonuses and ‘benefits-in-kind’, for all employees whose salary exceeds £50,000.

Currently, Salisbury City Council has three posts where remuneration is £50,000 or greater. One of which is the post of the Chief Executive Officer which sits within the bracket of £80,000 to £85,000. The Chief Executive Officer’s principal areas of responsibility are:

  • Strategic leadership of the city council, working with Members, staff, partners and other tiers of local government to develop a clear vision and long term aims for the city and the city council
  • Management of service performance, ensuring targets are achieved and contributing to delivery of corporate priorities
  • Lead work with key partners ensuring delivery of agreed objectives and targets
  • Monitoring of all revenue and capital budgets for the council, achieving the financial objectives set by the Council
  • Management of contract letting for all capital and revenue contracts and tenders, achieving best value
  • Work with the senior management team to identify and develop business opportunities.
  • Provide advice to the Mayor and City Councillors on matters of civic protocol, statutory powers and public affairs generally
  • Oversee the arrangements of, and where appropriate participate in, civic ceremonial events

The Head of Environmental Services sits within the bracket of £50,000 to £55,000. The Head of Environmental Services’ principal areas of responsibility are:

  • To lead and direct the strategic delivery of the Environmental Service ensuring service plans and priorities are delivered with the overall Council’s corporate objectives including needs of key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the delivery of the City Council’s vision, goals and core values

The Responsible Finance Officer sits within the bracket of £60,000 to £65,000. The Responsible Finance Officer’s principle areas of responsibility are:

  • The Council’s statutory ‘Chief Financial Officer’ as set out in s.151 of the Local Government Act 1972
  • Acts under the policy direction of the Council
  • Administers the Council’s financial affairs in accordance with all Acts, Regulations and proper practices
  • Determines on behalf of the Council its accounting records and accounting control systems
  • Ensures the accounting control systems are observed
  • Maintains the accounting records of the Council up to date in accordance with proper practices
  • Assists the Council to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of its resources
  • Produces financial management information as required by the Council.

Salisbury City Council does not pay bonuses or benefits in kind to employees.