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/149 sets the amount of salary for the Chief Executive of East Ayrshire Council for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. 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 128,522
A McPhee Depute Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer 110,547
C McAleavey Depute Chief Executive: Safer Communities 110,547
E Fraser Director of Health & Social Care 110,547
D Mitchell Chief Governance Officer 88,769
C McArthur Head of Finance and ICT 92,797
A Ward Head of Education (until 31 March 2018) 88,769
L McAulay Griffiths Head of Education Designate (from 8 January until 31 March 2018) then Head of Education from 1 April 2018 88,769
M Keane Head of Planning and Economic Development 81,504
P McGowan Head of Human Resources 81,504
S Turner Head of Ayrshire Roads Alliance 81,504
A Kennedy Head of Facilities and Property Management 81,504
K Kelly Head of Housing and Communities 81,504
S Taylor Head of Children's Health, Care and Justice Services 86,504
A Black Head of Community Health and Care Services 81,504
P Milliken Head of Primary Care and Out of Hours 81,504

Contact Information

Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 7BU
Telephone: 01563 576000
24 Hour Emergency Helpline: 0345 724 0000 (local rate)
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