Salary scales including pay dates

Pay and grading structure

We have developed the pay and grading structure to ensure that everyone employed by the council is recognised and rewarded for the contribution they make.

These are basic salary and do not include any on-costs. For information regarding on-costs please contact your Senior Finance Manager.

Please note that your salary may be subject to National Pay Awards.

How do I get paid?

You will be paid on a monthly basis directly to a nominated bank account.

When do I get paid?

The normal pay date is on or around the 18th of each month. Your salary will be paid on a two weeks in arrears and two weeks in advance basis (unless you are a Relief Worker when you will be paid a full month in arrears). Depending on your job role, you may be paid on or around the 28th of each month. At the time of your appointment, you will be informed which pay date is applicable to you.

Incremental progression

Subject to satisfactory service, your salary will increase by annual increments up to the maximum of the grade applicable to your job as follows:

Incremental progression will take place in either April or October, with the first incremental increase being effective after a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 18 months after commencement in role, dependant on the commencement date. Increments thereafter will be paid annually in either April or October. 

Incremental progression
Date of commencementIncrement due
2nd April to 1st October 1st October the following year
2nd October to 1st April 1st April the following year

You may be promoted to a higher grade before you have reached the maximum salary of your existing grade. Promotion to a higher grade will be dependent on the existence of a vacancy in the grade, except when the organisation is reviewed, or when additional posts are allocated. If you are promoted or re-graded to a higher grade you will receive an immediate pay increase.

If you are appointed to a post within your existing grade then you will be paid a salary which is at least one spinal column in excess of the salary you would have received on the date of the appointment or promotion. However if on the re-evaluation of your post based on increased duties and responsibilities there is no change to your grade then your salary will remain the same.

If you are job matched as part of a restructure, then normal incremental progression applies and an increment is not awarded for the job match.

If you are employed as a Relief Worker you will be paid in accordance with the first spinal column point of the appropriate grade. Due to the nature of relief work and the absence of regular hours and/or pattern of work there will be no incremental progression payable.

An increment may be withheld for poor performance but only following an investigation according to the Capability Procedure. Please note it is not possible to accelerate an employee through the increments within their evaluation grade. As stated above increments are received following the employee meeting the required service.

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