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Chief Officers' salaries

Chief Officers' salaries are set by reference to national arrangements.

The Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee (SJNC) for Local Authority Services sets the salaries for the Chief Executives of Scottish local authorities. Circular CO/150 sets the amount of salary for the Chief Executive of East Ayrshire Council for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021. The salaries of the Chief Officers were renewed as part of the Council's management restructure approved by Cabinet on 29 October 2014.

East Ayrshire Council does not pay bonuses or performance related pay. Chief Officers are entitled to be reimbursed for business travel and other business related costs in accordance with amounts agreed nationally by the Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for Local Authorities Services or as approved locally by the Council. Chief Officers are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Chief Officers' salaries

 Name DesignationAnnual Salary
F Lees Chief Executive 134,026
A McPhee Depute Chief Executive: Economy and Skills and Chief Financial Officer 115,511
K Kelly Depute Chief Executive: Safer Communities 115,511
E Fraser Director of Health and Social Care 115,511
C McArthur Acting Head of Transformation 96,999
D Mitchell Chief Governance Officer 93,080
L McAulay Griffiths Head of Education 93,080
M MacAulay Head of Children's Health, Care and Justice Services 90,597
J McLachlan Acting Head of Finance and ICT 89,337
R McCulloch Acting Head of Housing and Communities 89,337
M Keane Head of Planning and Economic Development 85,597
P McGowan Head of Human Resources 85,597
S Turner Head of Ayrshire Roads Alliance 85,597
A Kennedy Head of Facilities and Property Management 85,597
A Black Head of Community Health and Care Services 85,597
P Milliken Head of Primary Care and Out of Hours 85,597

Contact Information

Council Headquarters
London Road
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