Agenda and minutes

Brigade Managers' Pay and Performance Committee - Monday, 23rd January, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Fire Conference Room - Fire Service HQ, Clemonds Hey, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA. View directions

Contact: Donna Linton  Governance and Corporate Planning Manager

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Denis Murphy (Councillor Peter Walker attended as a Substitute Member).


Declaration of Members' Interests

Members are reminded to disclose any interests that are relevant to any item on the Agenda.


There were no declarations of Members’ interests.


Minutes of the Brigades Managers' Pay and Performance Committee pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 9th November 2022.




That the minutes of the Brigade Managers’ Pay and Performance Committee held on 9th November 2023 be confirmed as a correct record.


Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 64 KB




That 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 items of business listed below on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A to the Act in the paragraphs indicated:


Item 3 – 2023 Brigade Management Remuneration Review


Paragraph 1 – Information relating to an individual


2023 Brigade Manager Remuneration Review


The Independent HR Consultant presented his report to Members which provided details of the process to be followed regarding the 2023 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” (CFO), and the 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). 




[1]      the presentation of the Independent HR Consultant be noted; and


[2]      having considered the benchmarking salaries of the Principal Officers and national recruitment and retention challenges of combined fire authorities across the country, that the base salary of the Principal Officer roles be increased by 3% with effect from 1stJanuary 2023.