Pay policy

The Localism Act 2011 requires us to publish a pay policy and to review it annually. The policy sets out the pay and remuneration schemes in place for all employees for the year.

This document aims to provide our managers and employees with clear guidance on how our pay policies should be managed and maintained in the workplace. It also outlines our Pay Multiple and Gender Pay Gap data.

We review and republish the document on an annual basis to ensure that we take a consistent and fair approach to how we pay staff at all levels.

The  Pay Policy 2022/23 (PDF) [266KB]  was approved by Council on 22 February 2022.

Average salaries

The minimum annual salary of our employees in 2022/23 is £20,444 FTE, Grade 3 (subject to the NJC national pay award)

Based on staffing levels at the time of issuing this policy and salary data as at 31 March 2022, the approximate mean average salary for non-Chief Officer employees is £30,680 and the median salary is £29,174.

Based on staffing levels at the time of issuing this policy and salary data as at 31 March 2022, the approximate mean average salary for Chief Officers is £72,547 and the median is £73,605.
 

Living Wage

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the "Minimum Income Standard" for the UK.

In January 2015, The Living Wage Foundation accredited Uttlesford District Council as a Living Wage Employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see that everyone working at the council, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly wage of at least the Living Wage. The minimum hourly rate that we pay our employees is £10.60, which is significantly higher than the National Living Wage of £9.50 per hour and the Real Living Wage of £9.90 per hour.
 

Apprenticeships

As an apprentice we will pay you at least the Apprentice National Minimum Wage. The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £4.81 per hour.

 


Additional information

►  Pay Policy 2021/22 (PDF) [241KB]

►  Pay Policy 2020/21 (PDF) [253KB]

►  Pay Policy 2019/20 (PDF) [170KB]

► Salary grades - what we'll pay you

►  "Green Book" - National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (PDF) [1MB]

►  Standby and Recall to Work Payment Policy (PDF) [76KB]

►  Early Retirement Policy (PDF) [208KB]

► National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates