Soulbury Pay Scales (England & Wales)
Latest Pay Update - September 2012
In July, the the trade unions submitted a claim for 'a significant increase on all Soulbury pay scale points and the London allowances from 1 September 2012 . . .' and for 'joint discussions leading to joint guidance in respect of a number of conditions of service issues, namely, annual leave and time off in lieu, car user and mileage allowances, job evaluation, workload, and professional registration fees for educational psychologists'.
The national employers have undertaken a consultation on this claim and will respond formally to the trade unions when the Soulbury Committee meets on 23 October.
The Employers' Side of the Soulbury Committee previously advised the trade unions that, as in 2010-2011, they were not in a position to offer any pay increase to Soulbury Officers for 2011-2012. The trade unions expressed extreme disappointment with that position.
This follows the Coalition Government's implementation of the public sector pay freeze and swingeing cuts to local authority budgets, which have also led to job losses for many members. The salary scales from 2009 therefore remain unchanged and are available in the 'Resources' box on the right-hand side of the page. Pay increments will not be affected and employees who are contractually entitled to move up a point on the relevant pay spine in September 2012, will continue to do so on the basis of the existing salary structure. Members facing redundancy should contact their Local Secretary or Regional Centre for support.
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 on Soulbury terms and conditions, including:
- educational psychologists;
- principal educational psychologists;
- assistant educational psychologists;
- educational improvement professionals;
- trainee educational psychologists; and
- youth and community service officers.
Guidance on how pay is determined is contained in the Soulbury Committee agreement which includes the procedure for appealing against salary grading. Soulbury officers can apply for structured professional assessments which provide additional increments in recognition of their contribution to raising standards in schools.
Soulbury officers may also be able to claim reimbursement of certain expenses, car allowances and meals and accommodation charges which should be not less favourable than those outlined in the National Joint Council for Local Government Services National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service.