Agenda and minutes

Brigade Managers' Pay and Performance Committee - Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: P O Conference Room - Fire Service Headquarters, Winsford, Cheshire. View directions

Contact: Joanne Smith 

No. Item




Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D Flude and E Johnson.


Declaration of Members' Interests

Members are reminded that the Members’ Code of Conduct requires the disclosure of Statutory Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Non-Statutory Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Disclosable Non- Pecuniary Interests.


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 9th November 2016.



The  minutes of the meeting of the Brigade Managers’ Pay and Performance Committee, held on 9th November 2016, be confirmed as an accurate record.


Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 43 KB



Under Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Order 2006, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the item of business listed below on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A to the Act in the paragraph indicated. 


Item 3

2017 Principal Officer Remuneration Review



(1) Information relating to any individual




2017 Principal Officer Remuneration Review

Report of the Authority’s HR Consultant (attached).


The Independent HR consultant presented his report to Members which provided details of the process followed in the 2017 Brigade Manager remuneration review.


The Independent HR consultant informed Members that there was a contractual requirement to review the remuneration arrangements of the Chief Executive/Head of Paid Service in the role of ‘Chief Fire Officer’ and its other Principal Officers (Brigade Managers) under the two track approach to pay and conditions, defined in paragraphs 10 and 11 of the ‘NJC for Brigade Managers of Local Fire and Rescue Services; Constitution and Schemes and Conditions of Service’ (the Gold Book). 


Members had previously agreed that remuneration levels of Brigade Managers should be reviewed annually to ensure that the packages reflected current market factors and were set at a fair and appropriate rate.


The HR consultant presented a series of datasets to Members at the meeting and also provided a detailed presentation in respect of the review which included details of background research regarding the remuneration packages of Principal Officers in the UK.




[1]     an increase in base salary of 2% is to be applied to the salaries of the Principal Officers posts from 1st January 2017, in recognition of the additional responsibilities and operational cover requirements placed on the Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Fire Officer as a consequence of the 2016 Principal Officers restructure;


[2]     Under the two track approach no local award be given to increase base salaries for 2017; and


[3]     A non-pensionable recognition payment equal to 3% of base salary be awarded in recognition of the performance, commitment and leadership shown by the CFO/CE and DCFO during 2016.