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Senior management & salaries

Senior salary disclosure

Council services are provided by either Publica Group or UBICO.  A small number of staff have been retained by the Council including the three statutory officer posts of Head of Paid Service, Monitoring Officer and Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer). 

In October 2018 the remuneration of two statutory officer posts were reviewed and new spot salaries agreed by Council:

  • Head of Paid Service  - spot grade of £78,000 per annum.
  • Monitoring Officer - spot grade of £58,000 per annum.

The Chief Finance Officer is employed by Cheltenham Borough Council and falls under their current pay and grading structure.  There  is a secondment agreement between the two Councils to provide this service to the Forest of Dean at a cost of £35,700 for 2018/2019.

Bonuses and benefits in kind


  • Casual car user allowance of 45p per mile for business journeys may be claimed
  • One relevant professional membership subscription may be paid

No bonuses are paid.

Pay policy statement

For more information, including details of pay multiple and trade union facility time, please view our Pay Policy Statement 2018/2019 which is approved by Full Council each February.

Trade Union Facility Time

The Council publishes details of all trade union facility time.  


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