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Organisational Information

This page gives an overview of organisational information, ranging from senior officer salaries and responsibilities through to information relating to Trade Unions.

Organisation Chart

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The organisation chart is a snapshot of staff in the top 3 levels of the Council (Chief Executive, Strategic Directors and Service Directors) including salary details as at December 2019.

Further information including up to date organisation charts relating to the Council's Extended Leadership Team and the Cornwall Council family of businesses 

This information sets out the responsibilities and additional information relating to senior managers. The employees identified are also counted in the senior salary information below.

This information provides details on the numbers of employees whose remuneration exceeds £50,000. The numbers include employees identified in the senior employee information above.  The bands reflect salaries in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015. They do not align with Cornwall Council’s grade ranges and do not necessarily reflect actual salary levels as other items are taken into account to calculate remuneration, including: salary, fees and allowances; bonuses; expense allowances; and compensation for loss of office

The Council’s pay multiple for 2018/19 is 6.9:1 

  • The pay multiple is the ratio between the earnings of the highest paid employee – the Chief Executive – and the median earnings figure for the Council’s employees.
  • The ratio reflects the year 2018-19 and the effective date for determining the ratio is 31 March 2019. Where employees in post on that date had worked less than the full year, or less than full-time, the earnings have been calculated based on the full-time equivalent.
  • Schools-based employees and apprentices are excluded from the calculations.

Cornwall Council Pay Policy Statement 2020-2021

Below you can find information relating to Trade Union staffing and costs. (Information correct as at 31 March 2020)

What is the total number of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives)?

37 (35.27 FTE)

What is the total number of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties?

There are 4 employees who devote at least 50% of their time to Trade Union activities (4 full time equivalent)

What trade unions are represented in the local authority?

The council holds a Trade Union Recognition and Procedure Agreement, which recognises the following Trade unions for collective bargaining purposes.

For Green Book staff the unions are; Unison, GMB and Unite.

For the Fire Service the unions are the; Fire Brigade’s Union (FBU) and the Retained Fire Union (RFU)

The trade unions for teachers are; Association of teachers and lecturers (ATL), National Association of Headteachers (NAHT), National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT).  There is no local Trade Union Recognition
Agreement with the teacher unions, although trade union recognition is confirmed in the Terms and Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales (“The Burgundy Book”). Therefore the teacher unions referred to are recognised at a local level on this basis.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) are recognised for certain staff on ‘Agenda for Change’ terms and conditions.

What is the basic estimate of spending on unions?

£103,876.  This figure is based on those employees who devote more than 50% of their time to Trade Union activities.  The figures refer solely to Green Book trade unions during 2019/20.

Based on the above, what is the basic estimate of Council spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill?