Senior Officers' Pay
The Government has a clear commitment to
greater transparency of public information. In line with the
publication of salary data on other senior public servants, local
authorities are expected to publish data on their senior management
from January 2011.
The policy intention is to show:
- the salaries paid to members of the organisation’s senior
- the extent of the organisation’s establishment.
Regulation 4 of the Accounts and Audit (Amendment No.2)
(England) Regulations 2009 [Statutory Instrument I 2009 No. 3322)
introduced a legal requirement for reporting remuneration of senior
employees to increase transparency and accountability in Local
Government and this information on all payments and taxable
benefits made to senior officers is already included in the
annual Statement of
However, because of the differences in interpretation of
‘senior’ amongst different public sector bodies the Government has
asked all local authorities to publish salary details for its
Senior Management Team and details about the extent of the
Kent Fire and Rescue Service
It is appropriate to consider the organisational context of the
Authority when reviewing the salaries paid to the Senior Management
The Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority provides the
statutory fire and rescue service to residents and visitors to Kent
and Medway as required under the Fire Services Act 2004. This
includes the rescue of persons from fire, road traffic collisions
or other hazardous situations as well as other statutory duties
such as fire safety enforcement in business premises and community
safety, involving initiatives such as fire and road safety
In addition the Authority also carries out some non-statutory
activity including the rescue of animals or persons from a flood
Through audit inspections and other reviews Kent Fire and Rescue
Service has been consistently identified as one of the top
performing Fire and Rescue Services in the country. Based on
2010/11 estimates, the Authority has the third largest revenue
budget of all Combined Fire Authorities in England. The Authority
provides cover for one of the (third) largest populated areas with
the challenge of providing cover for both densely populated urban
areas and also a significant amount of sparsely populated rural
The Senior Management Team
In February 2011, the Senior Management Team reduced from nine
to seven posts. Details of the composition and salary for these
posts from this date can be downloaded from this page.
The files that can be downloaded from this page include the
- Name of Individual - This individual will be a
member of the Senior Management Team and has given their consent
for their name to be published.
- Job Title - Identifies the position held in
- Service Area - Identifies the area of
responsibility that the individual has in the Authority.
- Full Time Equivalent (FTE) - FTE of the
individual’s minimum contracted hours written as a number where 1.0
means full time
- Annual FTE Salary - The annual salary that
would be paid to the individual if working full time.
It is intended that this information will be updated twice a
year, in line with the proposed guidelines.
The following lists the members of the Senior Management Team.
If you click on the name of any individual you will find a copy of
their job description which will identify their areas of
In line with Government guidelines we are publishing
transparency data in two formats - PDF (portable document file) and
CSV (comma-separated values). The PDF format is the easiest format
in which to read the data but it does not allow the data to be
analysed or sorted, so if you wish to do this then you should use
the CSV format, which allows you to put the data into a
Viewing CSV format data
Please note that the CSV format uses a standard column width and
not all entries may be completely visible.
To view all of the data, you will need to expand the columns.
You can do this in Microsoft Excel and most other spreadsheet
software by selecting all the cells in the file (the grey box
beside column A and above row 1), and then clicking on Format >
Column > AutoFitSelection.
If you have any queries about the information in these reports
please email firstname.lastname@example.org