FOI Request Positions of Responsibility

Request 101001559056

1. How many special responsibility positions for councillors are there within your council?
2. What are the special responsibility positions?
3. What is the allocation of special responsibility positions per political party?
4. What is the remuneration for each special responsibility position?

Response 10-08-2017

1. The Council has ten positions of special responsibility and in addition pays an allowance for two positions relating to appointments to Joint Boards.

2. The special responsibility positions are:

Leader of the Council

Convener of the Council

Chair Audit and Scrutiny

Chair Children and Young People

Chair Communities

Chair Economic Development and Infrastructure

Chair Licensing

Chair Planning and Regulatory Services

Co - leaders of the largest opposition group (2)

Convener Grampian Valuation Joint Board

Joint Chair Moray Integration Joint Board

3. The numbers of special responsibility positions per political party are:

Conservative 4, Independent 4, Scottish National Party 4.

4. The remuneration for each special responsibility position is

Leader of the Council             £28,213

Convener of the Council         £21,160

Chair Audit and Scrutiny         £21,160

Chair Children and Young People      £21,160

Chair Communities     £21,160

Chair Economic Development and Infrastructure     £21,160

Chair Licensing           £21,160

Chair Planning and Regulatory Services       £21,160

Co - leaders of the largest opposition group (2)         £19,043.50 each

Joint Chair Moray Integration Joint Board      £20,103 – see note 1 below

Convener Grampian Valuation Joint Board   £2,116.50 – see note 2 below

Note 1: The Councillor appointed to the post is effectively in the position of vice convener at this time and is remunerated at the rate applicable to the vice convener of a joint board.

Note 2: The legislation provides that a convener of a joint board should receive remuneration, which when added to their existing remuneration equals £21,160 (2017/18 rates). The convener of the Grampian Valuation Joint Board (GVJB) is already being paid a responsibility allowance in Moray Council. The additional amount accruing to the post of convener GVJB is £2,116.50. This amount will be re-imbursed to the Council by the GVJB.

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