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Finance and Corporate Resources

Paul Manning

Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources

Paul Manning was appointed to the post of Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources in September 2011.

Paul's responsibilities include Finance Service, IT Services, Audit and Improvement, Legal Services, including licensing and registration, Administration Services, Personnel Services, and Communications and Strategy.

Key facts about the Executive Director post

The pay band for the Executive Director post is currently £122,538.32 - £126,030.69. Pay rates for Scottish Local Government Chief Officials is negotiated and agreed nationally through the Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for Local Authorities Services (SJNC).

Performance and development review
All employees, including the Executive Directors have regular performance reviews and for the Executive Director these meetings are with the Council's Chief Executive.

The Executive Director is able to reclaim appropriate business related expenses in line with the Travel and Subsistence Policy. This includes, for example out of pocket expenses for travelling to and from meetings to represent the Council's interests.

Political Restriction
Executive Director posts are politically restricted in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. Accordingly Executive Directors are disqualified from becoming or remaining a member of the local authority, the Scottish Parliament, the House of Commons, the European Parliament or from undertaking certain political activities as defined in the regulations introduced, from time to time, by the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Annual Leave
In line with the nationally agreed Chief Officials conditions, the Executive Directors receive 29 days annual leave which increases with service; 8 yrs - 30 days, 9 yrs - 31 days, 10 yrs - 32 days (maximum).  They also receive 10 set public holidays per annum.

All Local Government employees are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme including the Executive Directors. This is a contributory scheme which operates on the basis of tiered contributions.  Employees contribute between 5.5% and 11.2% of their pay and the Council contributes 19.3%, effective from 1 April 2011. The Council contributes the same percentage for all local government employees regardless of their role.

Gifts and hospitality
The Council has established a policy on the declaration of gifts, hospitality and services.  Generally, no employee should accept gifts, gratuities, etc from any customer or service user other than a token item and frequent personal gifts, hospitality or services should not be accepted from the same source. 

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