Some senior officer pay rises 'loadsamoney' at cash strapped Peterborough City Council are now getting more than a front line social workers entire annual salary including overtime...
As the dust settles it has emerged that five senior officers have hit the jackpot have had their salaries increased as part of the so-called senior management restructure (aka hike) at Peterborough City Council, only six posts have been removed.
The most shocking of all is the £20k annual payrise of the Executive director of resources, not suggesting that he has been rewarded for failure but his job title no longer contains the work strategic John Harrison’s salary has increased from £121,192 to an eyewatering £141,127, Astonishingly he also trousers 'back pay' of £31,563 - The councils employment committee accepted the story that he had taken on “additional responsibilities” dating back to April 2011.
But all we can see is that he spent loadsamoney and time on the aborted solar farm project. And really has anyone asked to see his professional qualifications for the role? He should at least get a vellum scroll for excellence in negotiating salary increases...
Only just in the door and slippers under the desk is Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health and Wellbeing, Jana Burton. The Lotto sized hike has seen her salary increase from £110,235 to an astonishing £135,345. The excuse is that her role has been expanded to include public health and the health and wellbeing portfolios ie two extra filing cabinets and a few more meetings...
Wendi Ogle-Welbourn is also smiling and for good measure, she has been named as Director of Communities, with a £10k pay hike rising to £115,345 per year, compared to £105,186 per year she received when she was Assistant Director Strategic Commissioning and Prevention for Children’s Services. Has anyone really examined her past career history at other local authorities?
Simon Machen apart from turning Peterborough into a bulding site over the last few years is the new Director of Growth and Regeneration, and will receive £115,345. He was banking £90,323 as Head of Planning, Transport and Engineering Services.
Kim Sawyer has been recast as the new Director of Governance, and will receive £95,000 per year. this is up from £74,314 in her previous role as Head of Legal Services.
Chief Executive Gillian Beasley’s salary will remain at £170,175 per year although she claims not having had a pay rise for the last 10 years. Go figure.... We would still prefer that she resigns and lets someone in with hard nosed commercial and financial experience.
It is probably because of the fuss that this Blog has kicked up that she wisely didn't carry on with her campaign for increased pay. The lady is a solicitor with expertise in Child safety, not in our view qualifications for a council in severe financial distress....
Director of Children’s Services Sue Westcott will see her salary remain at £125,000, which is a pity.
We think that her performance so far has been shabby (she still has not responded to our many requests for a meeting to discuss the dire state of childrens services and the continuing low pay of frontline social workers for an on the record interview. We can as a small Unitary Authority do much better do much better.
Buried away in the council documents is this little gem:
Published salaries of senior staff as at 1 July 2013 does not include new salary increases announced November 20 2014
BUDGET CUTS: In view of the out of control dire financial position the City Council finds itself in the positions/posts/function below marked in RED should be cut or merged. Many of the functions are legacy positions, which should have ended/vanished when SERCO effectively took over the majority of council front-line and back office services.
Consider that many of the highlighted positions would not exist if a professional commercially aware Chief Executive was in post. Mrs Beasley the former council solicitor (specialising in childrens services) had to buy in the extra commercial expertise and support, as her own career background has in our view not equipped her office to run these essential business functions. She also needs the strength to stand up to any political pressure, and immediately 'slap down' officers and councillors who break the rules...we've not seen it so far...
NOTE: From the council website. some of the name/positions may have already been removed or changed.
In line with Peterborough City Council’s open and transparent governance policies, the table below provides details of the salaries of senior management staff who report directly to the council’s corporate management team.
|Name||Job Title||Service area codes||FTE||FTE pay floor||FTE pay ceiling|
|1.Gillian Beasley||Chief Executive||CORP||1.0||170,000||174,999|
|Sue Westcott||Executive Director Children's Services||ESCS||1.0||125,000||129,999|
|2.John Harrison||Executive Director Strategic Resources||CORP||1.0||120,000||124,999|
|3.Wendi Ogle-Welbourn||Assistant Director - Strategic Commissioning and Prevention||ESCS||1.0||105,000||109,999|
|Paul Phillipson||Executive Director Operations||ENVR||1.0||105,000||109,999|
|4.Jonathan Lewis||Assistant Director - Education and Resources||ESCS||1.0||100,000||104,999|
|Jana Burton||Assistant Director - Care Services Strategy||ESCS||1.0||90,000||94,999|
|5.Andrew Edwards||Head of Growth and Regeneration||PLAN||1.0||90,000||94,999|
|Ricky Fuller||Head of Strategic Client Services||CORP||1.0||90,000||94,999|
|6. Debbie Haith||Assistant Director Safeguarding Families and Communities||ESCS||1.0||90,000||94,999|
|7. Simon Machen||Head of Planning, Transport and Engineering||HIGH||1.0||90,000||94,999|
|8. Steven Pilsworth||Head of Strategic Finance||CORP||1.0||90,000||94,999|
|Tim Bishop||Assistant Director Adult Social Care Commissioning||ASOC||1.0||80,000||84,999|
|Susan Mitchell||Associate Director Public Health||CORP||1.0||80,000||84,999|
|Boika Rechel||Consultant in Public Health||CORP||0.8||80,000 (actual cost to PCC £65,000)||84,999 (actual cost to PCC £69,999)|
|9.Adrian Chapman||Head of Neighbourhoods||ENVR||1.0||75,000||79,999|
|Glen Denham||Head of Service - Quality Assurance Safeguarding & Principal Social Worker||ESCS||1.0||70,000||74,999|
|Kim Sawyer||Head of Legal Services||CORP||1.0||70,000||74,999|
|1 0.Annette Joyce||Head of Commercial Operations||ENVR||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|Diane Baker||Head of Governance||CORP||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|11. Steve Crabtree||Chief Internal Auditor||CORP||1.0||58,200||64,999|
Below are Interim Chief Officers. The payments disclosed reflect the amounts paid to their employing companies, including fees, and do not necessarily reflect the amounts received by the individuals themselves. The payments relate to the financial year ending 31 March 2013.
|Paul Tonks||Interim Head of Business Transformation||CORP||106 days from 1 April 2012 to 8 February 2013||99,094|
|Jean Imray||Interim Assistant Director - Safeguarding Families & Children||ESCS||59 days from 22 December 2012||44,822|
|Paul Grubic||Interim Assistant Director - Adult Social Care||ASOC||96 days from 1 April 2012 to 6 September 2012||92,448|
|Mike Kealey||Interim Head of HR||CORP||24 days from 1 April 2012||11,210|
|Lynn Neeley||Interim Head of HR||CORP||260 days from 1 April 2012||98,000|
|Malcolm Newsam||Interim Executive Director - Children's Services||ESCS||176.5 days from 1 April to 21 December 2012||161,453|
|Paul Stevenson||Interim Head of Finance (Adult Social Care)||ASOC||221.5 days from 1 April 2012||145,050|
|Terry Rich||Interim Executive Director - Adult Social Care||ASOC||204 days from 1 April 2012||203,746|
Disclosure of other senior employee salaries not included above. Senior employees as defined by the Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency - paragraph 12.
|Gary Perkins||Head of School Improvement||ESCS||1.0||80,000||84,999|
|Janet Dullaghan||Head of Commissioning (Children's Health and Wellbeing)||ESCS||1.0||70,000||74,999|
|12. Lou Williams||Head of Commissioning, Policy & Strategy||ESCS||1.0||70,000||74,999|
|Allison Sunley||Head of Commissioning Targeted and Preventative Services||ESCS||1.0||70,000||74,999|
|Darryl Freeman||Head of Service - R&A and Family Support||ESCS||1.0||65,000||69,999|
|13.Nick Hutchins||Head of Finance (SR, CE & OPS)||CORP||1.0||65,000||69,999|
|Claire George||Head of Pupil Referral Service||ESCS||1.0||65,000||69,999|
|Jenny Goodes||Head of Service - LAC and Disabilities||ESCS||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|14.Richard Hodgson||Head of Strategic Projects||PLAN||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|Lesley Kelly||Senior School Improvement Advisor (Primary)||ESCS||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|Malcolm Massey||Senior School Improvement Advisor (Primary)||ESCS||0.5||58,200 (actual cost to PCC £30,000)||64,999 (actual cost to PCC £34,999)|
|Nick Beech||Senior School Improvement Advisor (Primary)||ESCS||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|15. Jo Cottell||Service Manager - Workforce Development||ESCS||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|Iain Easton||Head of Service - YOS and Leaving Care||CORP||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|Peter Gell||Strategic Regulatory Services Manager||ENVR||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|Kirsty Nutton||Financial Services Manager - Corporate Accounting||CORP||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|16. Vicki Palazon||Financial Services Manager - Budgetary Control and Financial Planning||CORP||1.0||58,200||64,999|
|17. Andy Tatt||Group Manager - Transport & Engineering||ENVR||1.0||58,200||64,999|
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