Local Government Services Pay Scales
Latest Pay Update - April 2013
No pay offer was made for 2012/13 and the employers had indicated that they wished to avoid a situation of not being able to make a pay offer for a fourth year in 2013/14. The Employers’ Side of the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJCLGS) have made the following final offer to the unions:
- 1.0% on all pay points with effect from 1 April 2013; and
- the deletion of pay point 4 with effect from 1 October 2013 - employees currently on scale point 4 will move onto the revised scale point 5 in October.
The employers also made proposals for changes on a range of issues, including terms and conditions and reform of the national negotiating machinery. However, it has not been possible to reach an agreement on these issues for implementation on 1 April 2013.
The pay offer does not affect the payment of increments. If you are contractually entitled to an annual increment during 2013 then you should still receive this.
A revised salary card for 2013 will be available in the 'Resources' section on the right-hand side of this page once the pay dispute has been resolved.
Job Evaluation Scheme
In November 2012, the NJCLGS issued an Interim Report on the Job Evaluation Scheme. National profiles have been constructed for school staff roles and for social work roles. No changes have been made to the scheme’s factor level structure and associated weighting/scoring. It will be very important, even for those who are quite familiar with the scheme to read the revised guidance in detail to ensure that they take account of the recommended approaches. To help with this, a version of the guidance with the most significant updates, including benchmark job profiles, moderated job evaluation scores and accompanying guidance will be available in the New Year. The guidance notes (‘helptext’) for the Gauge™ computerised version of the scheme have been updated in the same way.
The NJC profiles are intended to model typical jobs and role designs in order to help employers ensure that their jobs are appropriately graded and remunerated; however, the profiles are not intended to replace existing job descriptions. Put simply, the role profiles are intended to help employers measure the size and complexity of jobs at different levels and will take account of all different types of support staff roles.
Local Government Services
In the 'Resources' section on the right-hand side of this page, you will find the salary scales for persons employed by local authorities, including:
- teachers working in nursery settings;
- nursery employees working directly with children in classrooms up to the age of seven;
- nursery employees working with children attending a special school;
- nursery employees working with children with statements of special educational needs;
- schools’ retained employees;
- technicians; and
- social workers.
Guidance on how pay is determined is contained in the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service, commonly known as the ‘Green Book’.
Please note that this national agreement has the potential for local modification. The National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service also contains the guidance on employees pay and information on car allowances and meals and accommodation charges.
In the 'Resources' section on the right-hand side of this page, you will find the current and previous years salary scales for persons employed by local authorities in England and Wales under the terms of the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service, commonly known as the ‘Green Book’.