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Position description

Basic salary, additional payments, compensation in loss of office and total renumeration

Responsibilities

Assistant Director Legal and Democratic

  • Basic salary: Not applicable
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: Not applicable

Postholder started June 2022

The role has statutory responsibilities as Deputy Monitoring Officer and support the Director of Governance and HR in developing and delivering a strong governance and ethical framework. Responsible for contract management of the legal services provided through Pathfinder Ltd.

Assistant Director of Education (for North Northamptonshire Council)

  • Basic salary: Not applicable
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: Not applicable

Postholder started April 2022

Lead responsibility for all learning, pupil attainment and achievement and school improvement functions across the service and to deliver continuous improvement in leadership and management in schools and other education services, assessment for learning, teaching and learning, environments for learning and School governance. To deliver and effective school improvement function that supports, challenges and, where necessary intervenes in schools to drive up performance and raise pupil attainment, including support to governor bodies.

Executive Director of Childrens Services

  • Basic salary: Not applicable
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: Not applicable

Postholder started April 2022

Statutory role. Provide leadership and oversight of the provision of Children’s Services, which address the local needs of all children and young people, including the most disadvantaged and vulnerable, and their families and carers and provides high quality, value for money services in a joined-up way. Be responsible for the contract management and delivery of service outcomes of the Children’s Trust; ensuring the effective delivery of Children’s social care services across North Northamptonshire whilst also liaising with the DCS for West Northamptonshire Council where required. Responsible for the delivery of the Education functions of the local authority. Work closely with the Head of Paid Service, Members, and peers to drive forward the Council’s vision, strategic priorities, and objectives; ensuring the needs of children and young people and Trust service delivery plans are aligned to these.

Chief Internal Auditor

  • Basic salary: £6,442.42
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £6,442.42

Postholder started position end of financial year

 

Leading the Internal Audit and Counter Fraud service, in line with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards, including delivery of the audit plan, support to the Audit and Governance Committee and provision of an annual assurance report and opinion.

Assistant Director of Finance Accountancy

  • Basic salary: £42,844.50
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £42,844.50

Postholder started position mid financial year

Deputy S151 officer to the Executive Director for all accountancy related matters. To be responsible for all financial matters relating to the provision of accountancy which includes the closedown of the Council’s accounts and the production of the statement of accounts, the provision of finance business partners and financial advice to budget holders and the Executive Leadership Team, the provision of accounts payable, accounts receivable and debt monitoring and management.

Assistant Director of Safeguarding and Wellbeing

  • Basic salary: £47,012.92
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £47,012.92

Postholder started position mid financial year

Responsible for the strategic planning, engagement, operational and statutory delivery of key services and accountability for the financial and budgetary management and control of the budget for Adult Social Care. As strategic service lead, the role bears accountability for ensuring services, practice and standards meet statutory requirements and that all professionals work together to deliver Making Safeguarding Personal to promote and secure the safety of local residents

Head of Project Management Office (PMO)

  • Basic salary: £54,429.96
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £54,429.96

To lead on all aspects of the organisation of the North Northants Council Programme Management Office, to develop and manage the performance framework for the Transformation Directorate including all reporting, governance and quality assurance. To develop the process for the maintenance and delivery of all Transformation Programme information to include data, business cases and Quality Assurance systems and ensure the development and maintaining of ongoing reporting, processes and support to the North Northants Council transformation governance process. To manage the business support resource for the Transformation Programme.

Assistant Director of Commissioning and Performance

  • Basic salary: £60,127.21
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £60,127.21

Postholder started position mid year

A core member of the Strategic Leadership Team for Adult Services responsible for the strategic planning, engagement, operational and statutory delivery of key services and accountability for the financial and budgetary management and control of the £100m budget for Adult Social Care. As strategic service lead, the role bears accountability for ensuring services, practice and standards meet statutory requirements and that all professionals work together to deliver Making Safeguarding Personal to promote and secure the safety of local residents. Key service areas aligned to this role are Principal Social Worker, In House Provider Services (Specialist Domiciliary Care/Specialist Day Services/Residential Care/Bed Based Reablement Services), Safeguarding (Leadership and Co-ordination), DoLS, Assurance and Quality Team and Wellbeing and Prevention Services (including Assistive Technology and Occupational Therapy Services).

Head of Planning Services

  • Basic salary: £63,567.00
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £63,567.00

 

To manage minerals and waste planning for both North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) and, under an Inter Authority Agreement, West Northamptonshire Council (WNC). This  service deals with planning applications, enforcement and monitoring and planning policy for minerals and waste. It also deals with planning applications for development by certain former county council services (e.g. new roads), deals with the archaeological implications of all planning proposals in NNC and WNC and is the common land and village green registration authority for NNC/WNC.

Assistant Director Commissioning and Partnerships (3614)

  • Basic salary: £67,317.71
  • Additional payments: £1,586.00
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £68,903.71

Additional payment for relocation

Postholder started position mid year

To lead the commissioning functions for Children’s services across North and West Northants Councils.  This includes contract management of the Northamptonshire Children’s Trust and commissioning of education services.

Head of Economy and Strategy

  • Basic salary: £71,330.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £71,330.04

 

To lead and manage the development of the Council's infrastucture strategy.

Head of Emergency Planning

  • Basic salary: £71,330.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £71,330.04

This role is the service manager for the Council’s resilience and civil contingencies functions. Lead on strategy to enhance community resilience.

Head of Procurement

  • Basic salary: £71,330.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £71,330.04

Responsible for, and the Council’s lead adviser on, all aspects of procurement delivery, category management, commissioning and contract management within the Council. The post holder is responsible for developing a Council wide strategic approach to Procurement, Commissioning and Contract Management including the use of category management, working closely with other commissioning partners and the strategic management of the respective contracts once issued.

Head of Transformation Delivery

  • Basic salary: £71,330.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £71,330.04

To lead the successful delivery of all complex large scale key transformation programmes and projects within the Council ensuring the delivery of the Transformation Strategy priorities and the implementation of largescale partnership projects once the planning and design phase are complete

Assistant Director of Customer Services

  • Basic salary: £77,118.96
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £77,118.96

Responsible for leading and implementing the Transformation and Aggregation of all the Customer Service and Complaints teams. Responsible for setting the key priorities and direction for Customer Services and Complaints in line with the Corporate plan. Responsible for the leadership, development and implementation of customer and digital strategies for the council in order to deliver an improved customer experience.

Head of Transformation Partnerships and Design

  • Basic salary: £80,487.00
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £80,487.00

Responsible for collaborating with services across the Council to plan and design their transformation projects.

Assistant Director of Revenues and Benefits

  • Basic salary: £85,478.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £85,478.04

To lead, manage and develop the Revenues and Benefits service (Revenues and Recovery, Entitlements, Debt and Welfare Advice, BID levy and Systems, Performance and Subsidy) in order to provide an efficient and effective service to our customers. Advise senior management and elected members on all matters relating to the service functions.

Assistant Director of Assets and Environment

  • Basic salary: £85,478.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £85,478.04

To lead on the development of the Council’s estates/property strategy and property portfolio initiatives; in particular - income realisation, commercial acquisitions and the disposal of redundant assets, to ensure that robust property management investment maximises value for money and revenue for the Council. Lead the development of Council’s asset management strategies and property portfolio development activity, including service related accommodation.

Assistant Director of Regulatory Services

  • Basic salary: £85,478.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £85,478.04

Responsible for ensuring the Council meets its statutory duties in relation to trading standards, environmental services, licensing, building control, emergency planning and bereavement services. Responsible for overall technical and legal advice within the unit and across the Council on relevant issues; for example, but not exclusively related to pollution, risks to public health, rogue trading and building regulation.

Assistant Chief Executive

  • Basic salary: £85,478.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £85,478.04

To act as a strategic adviser, leading Chief Executive sponsored projects and activities and coordinating key strategic functions including communications and engagement, policy and performance, business intelligence and executive support services in order to enable the Chief Executive to achieve their objectives and make best use of their time and resource.

Assistant Director Adult Services

  • Basic salary: £86,795.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £86,795.04

Responsible for the strategic planning, engagement, operational and statutory delivery of key services and accountability for the financial and budgetary management and control of the budget for Adult Social Care. As strategic service lead, the role bears accountability for ensuring services, practice and standards meet statutory requirements and that all professionals work together to deliver Making Safeguarding Personal to promote and secure the safety of local residents. Community Hubs, Inclusion Hubs, Learning Disability and Transitions, Hospital Discharge functions, Reablement and Crisis Response Team, Continuing Health Care and Care Home Review Team.

Covid Chief of Staff

  • Basic salary: £85,841.47
  • Additional payments: £1,239.00
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £87,080.47

Additional payment for essential user

Responsible for leading and managing the smooth and effective transition and transformation of the Local Authority COVID 19 activity from the previous councils’ models into the new North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire council model. This includes leading and co-ordinating the ongoing county and system-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders including Chief Executives and senior leadership teams across the two Local Authorities and LRF partners and wider stakeholders, where appropriate, to deliver the identified strategic outcomes.

The role includes taking a proactive approach to risk management and business continuity planning for the COVID-19 response, and to oversee the government allocated Contain funding related to the programme delivery. The role is required to provide support to the Directors of Public Health and the Public Health team, as required in the discharge of statutory functions and activities to prevent, control and contain COVID-19 outbreaks.

Assistant Director of HR

  • Basic salary: £90,555.96
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £90,555.96

Responsible for the leadership, development, and implementation of relevant strategies for the area and council to deliver its corporate HR priorities. To review and modernise the HR service to reflect best practice and seek to harmonise HR advisory approaches to provide a consistent and high standard to all customers.

Assistant Director of Finance and Strategy

  • Basic salary: £90,555.96
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £90,555.96

Deputy S151 officer to the Executive Director for all financial strategy related matters. To be responsible for all financial matters relating to the provision of financial strategy which includes the provision of strategic financial advice, responsibility for budget strategy and the medium term financial planning position, treasury management, the capital programme, insurance provision and generating commercial opportunities.

Assistant Director of Growth and Regeneration

  • Basic salary: £93,212.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £93,212.04

Responsible for the leadership, development, and implementation of relevant strategies for the directorate and Council to deliver its corporate priorities and objectives. Supports forward planning across a typical horizon of five years, scanning the external environment and anticipating the impact of external forces, policies and new funding streams. The role involves shaping policy frameworks and objectives for others to ensure integration across the Council, the wider public sector and the economy.Provide senior strategic leadership to the Planning Policy and Development services to ensure that they deliver high quality, innovative, people-focused and value for money services; challenging practices and managing and delivering cultural and behavioural change as necessary.

Assistant Director of Housing and Communities

  • Basic salary: £95,939.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £95,939.04

To provide strategic direction and leadership for the delivery of Housing Services, housing management, repairs and maintenance of the Council housing stock and the Councils responsibilities as a landlord. Delivering exceptional and excellent services in compliance with relevant regulation and legislation. Responsible for leading the development of community-based initiatives including community development, wellbeing and community safety: encourage physical and mental wellbeing of residents through sport and leisure-based activities.

Assistant Director Highways and Waste

  • Basic salary: £95,939.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £95,939.04

Responsible for the leadership, development, and implementation of relevant strategies for the directorate and Council including integrated transport and sustainable waste strategies across a range of services and functions and technical or professional staff. Responsible for strategic transport planning and delivery of the Council’s Integrated Transport Strategy and Active Travel duty with a focus on the decarbonisation and sustainability agenda.

Assistant Director Environment Planning and Transport (2905)

  • Basic salary: £100,749.96
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £100,749.96

To support the delivery of the Highway Service for North Northamptonshire as currently provided under joint arrangements by West Northamptonshire Council, and to undertake ongoing procurement activity in the mobilisation of the new Highways Contract.

Director of Legal and Democratic

  • Basic salary: £111,650.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £111,650.04

Statutory role to ensure governance arrangements are legally compliant and fit for purpose, and that all decisions taken by Councillors and Officers are lawful. Responsible for undertaking the Monitoring Officer role and associated statutory duties in accordance with Section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 as amended by paragraph 24 of Schedule 5 Local Government Act 2000; including, reporting on any proposal, decision, or omission that is, or may be, illegal or amount to maladministration; promoting and maintaining high standards of councillor and officer conduct; responsibility for the operation of the council's constitution.

Director of Transformation

  • Basic salary: £113,999.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £113,999.04

Strategic lead managing the Council's transformation programme. Collaborate with the Council's leadership team to coordinate all transformation projects. Establish principles and the framework for delivering change projects.

Chief Information Officer

  • Basic salary: £118,798.24
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £118,798.24

Responsible for the delivery of efficient and effective management of all aspects of IT operations, Digital, IT programmes of work, IT commercial contracts and supplier relationships and IT Service delivery teams. Transforming the IT and Digital Services team for North Northamptonshire, reshaping the people and resources to deliver the strategy and managing the interim period of service continuity.

Executive Director of Adults, Communities and Wellbeing

  • Basic salary: £135,000.00
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £135,000.00

 

This is a statutory role ensuring the delivery of local authority social services functions listed in Schedule 1 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (as amended), (including where the authority has commissioned any services from another provider rather than delivering them itself). Deliver the local authority’s responsibilities for assessing, planning, and commissioning adult social care and wellbeing services to meet the needs of all adults with social care needs in the authority’s area; in line with the wider vision for social care to combat social exclusion.

Executive Director of Finance

  • Basic salary: £137,025.00
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £137,025.00

Additional payment for relocation

Statutory role under Section 151 of the Local Government Act, responsible for the financial affairs of the Council, with accountability for the financial probity of the Authority. Lead the management, development, performance and continuous improvement of all Finance and Audit and Risk services and related activities; ensuring financial sustainability and the effective management of the Council’s funding, revenue budget and capital programme

Executive Director Place and Economy

  • Basic salary: £142,100.04
  • Additional payments: £9,999.96
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £152,100.00

Additional payment for deputy Chief Executive responsibility

Strategic lead for the Council's Highways and Waste, Assets and Environment, Growth and Regeneration and Regulatory services functions. The Director is responsible for identifying and pursuing all opportunities to develop commercial potential to grow new and existing revenue streams using Council assets and expertise, reducing delivery costs and positively reengineering ways of delivering Council and place objectives in a cost efficient manner. The post holder will lead and direct the Council's economic development and regeneration activities, strategy and commissioning, acting as the Council's chief professional adviser on initiatives which will achieve the Council's objectives and contribute to employment and wealth generation in North Northamptonshire.

Chief Executive

  • Basic salary: £172,550.04
  • Additional payments: Not applicable
  • Compensation in loss of office: Not applicable
  • Total remuneration: £172,550.04

Statutory role as Head of Paid Service, working with Council Members and the Senior Management Team to provide clear personal leadership and strategic direction to secure a cohesive and co-ordinated approach to deliver and improve organisation-wide service provision, resource allocation and prioritisation. Ensure the delivery of high quality services to the residents of North Northamptonshire. Work with elected members to ensure effective governance of the Council and it's legality, probity, integrity, proper public accountability and scrutiny of decision making processes. Jointly manage the Northamptonshire Children’s Trust; ensuring the delivery of high quality services to citizens across the county.

Director of Public Health

  • Basic salary: £110,463.96
  • Additional payments: £21,168.00
  • Compensation in loss of office: £99,000.00
  • Total remuneration: £230,631.96

Additional payment for secondment to to Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group and compensation for loss of office

The Director of Public Health is a statutory officer and the principal adviser on all health matters to elected members, officers, and partners, with a leadership role spanning health improvement, health protection and healthcare public health. The role is statutorily accountable to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and North Northamptonshire Council.

Last updated 25 January 2023