6:01pm Wednesday 18th September 2013
SALARIES of senior Vale Council employees have been detailed in a report put before councillors.
Cabinet members approved the document which sees the authority’s managing director earn upwards of £127,133.
The report said: “The main aim of the council’s pay policy is to ensure that all staff are rewarded fairly for the work that they do, that the council is able to attract and retain suitably skilled staff and that the approach to pay and reward is affordable and supports the provision of high quality public service.”
The report says the council recognises pay is not the only means of rewarding and supporting staff. It offers a wider range of benefits including flexible working, access to training and development, occupational health services, long service awards and an occupational pension scheme.
Managing director Sian Davies, the report states, earns £127,133 with other directors earning between £85,000 and £107,855.
Heads of Service earn from £64,826 to £72,031 with operational managers earning between £45,399 and £52,566.
The managing director, in her role as returning officer receives separate remuneration for duties undertaken in respect of elections/referenda and undertakes the role in all local government, European, parliamentary, Welsh Assembly, police and crime commissioner elections, referendums and any local by-elections.
Returning officer fees also apply for local government elections and by-elections and vary according to the nature of the elections and the numbers of contested and uncontested wards.
A contested election for community/town council earns the officer £185 per ward with uncontested amounting to £45 per ward.
Vale Council elections mean £465 per ward, uncontested £110 per ward and contested combined elections – Vale and town/community councils - £650 per ward and, uncontested, £155 per ward.
There are 47 wards.
In a single election, the officer receives £62.40 per 100 postal votes issued with the same amount for postal votes received.
For a combined election the fee is £62.40 per 75 postal votes issued and the same for postal votes received.
The lowest paid Vale Council employee, on a full time contract of 37 hours, will be £12,435 per year as of October this year.
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