Pay policy

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Thank you for considering St Albans Council as a place to work. Our vision is to make the City and District an outstanding place in which to live and work; our employees are integral to achieving this vision.

With around 390 staff, we aim to ensure that the people we recruit have the necessary skills, competencies and behaviours to allow us to continue to deliver excellent services to the community.

For further information about the Council see About the Authority.

As a public body, the Council needs to work as efficiently as possible.

This can only happen if the people providing the Council services are enthusiastic and motivated. To achieve this, it is vital to ensure that our staff feel that their efforts are acknowledged and rewarded, through an enviable benefits package which we feel goes some way towards showings our appreciation. For further information visit Our Benefits on what we can offer.


Pay Policy Statement 2016-17

We recognises the importance of having a clear written policy statement on pay in order to ensure that employees are fairly rewarded and there is proper public accountability.

This Policy Statement applies to all Council employees but not to other workers such as casuals, agency temps, etc. The provisions of this Policy Statement regarding transparency also apply to any Senior Managers who are not employees but who provide their services under a ‘contract for services’. 

This Pay Policy Statement will be reviewed each year and will be approved by the Full Council by 31 March of that year.

Local Government Transparency Code 2014 Requirements

Organisational Chart:

Organisation chart covering staff in the top three levels of the oganisation and specific organisational information e.g grade, job title, salary ceiling

Trade Union Facility Time:

Information on number of staff who are union representatives, names of unions represented and estimate of spending on unions.

Pay Multiple:

The ratio between the highest paid employee and the median pay figure for the whole of the authority’s workforce is 1:4.

Date of last review: 25 June 2015