North East Lincolnshire Council

Council workforce

Find out information about our workforce and staff related policies.

North East Lincolnshire Council was formed in 1996 and provides a wide range of different services to the citizens of the borough. It is run by the Council Leadership Team, working alongside the council’s political leadership, which comprises a Leader, Deputy Leader and Cabinet, the decisions of which are all overseen by a number of scrutiny committees and full council.

The structure chart for the council’s Leadership Team is available in the relevant documents below.

Our workforce profile can be found in the section below. Details of our accounts can be found in Finances and spending section of our website.

Partner organisations

As well as working with the North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Humberside Police, and Humberside Fire and Rescue, the council works with a number of other partner organisations to deliver services to the community. These include:

  • Shoreline Housing Partnership, which provides and manages affordable housing
  • Lincs Inspire Limited, which manages leisure and cultural services
  • ENGIE who work alongside the council in the planning and delivery of physical regeneration, property and technical services

Relevant documents:

Organisation Chart – Leadership Team (PDF)

Top Tier Structure (XLS)

Register of Interests (PDF)

The Workforce profile report provides information on the profile of the Council’s workforce, including by age, gender, ethnic origin, religion and employment status, recruitment, turnover and the use of agency workers.

As part of the Transparency Code 2014, we publish information on trade union facility time. The figure for the number of Union representatives is made up of convenors, branch secretaries, general, learning and health and safety officers from the trade unions that are representing staff in North East Lincolnshire Council and maintained schools. A large proportion of the representatives are not released for a significant amount of facilities time apart from in their own service areas, this accounts for why the figure for the number of Union representatives (FTE) is significantly less.

Please note North East Lincolnshire Council does not hold a profile of the workforce of schools and academies within North East Lincolnshire, or details of the number of teachers teaching particular subjects. To obtain this information you will need to contact each individual school or academy.

Relevant documents:

Workforce Profile 2018-19 (PDF)

Workforce Profile 2017-18 (PDF)

Workforce Profile 2016-17 (PDF)

Workforce Profile 2015-16 (PDF)

Workforce Profile 2014-15 (PDF)

Workforce Profile 2013-14 (PDF)

Workforce Profile 2012-13 (PDF)

Trade Union Facility Time (XLS)

Facilities Time Agreement (PDF)

Teachers Facilities Time Agreement (PDF)

Dignity At Work Policy (PDF)

As part of the requirements of the Localism Act we publish annually our Pay Policy Statement, which provides details of the pay of council staff including Chief and Senior Officers.

The council is a large organisation, with a demanding role and we need the best people in place to deliver our services. We have to balance fair rewards for responsibilities undertaken and the need to be able to recruit and retain skilled senior managers, with the need to obtain good value for money for taxpayers. The posts of our senior managers are locally determined. However, salaries are reviewed annually in accordance with the national pay award for Chief Executives, Chief Officers and those on NJC rates.

Our annual accounts provides details of the individual remuneration of senior employees and figures for the number of officers whose remuneration was £50,000 or more, grouped in £5,000 bands (Remuneration in this Note is consistent with the definition included in the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2011).

Zero Hour Contracts

We do not and have never employed any staff members on zero hours contracts. We hold a pool of ‘casual’ staff who can be offered work on an as-and-when basis, but these staff are not contracted on the basis of zero hours with the Local Authority, they are employed as and when required and are not under any obligation to accept the work when it is offered to them.

All directly employed council staff have their salaries paid through the council’s payroll system. Whilst all agency workers and/or consultants are paid through an agency agreement or an approved contract for the provision of services.

Relevant documents:

Pay Policy Statement 2018-19 (PDF)

Pay Policy Statement 2017-18 (PDF)

Pay Policy Statement 2016-17 (PDF)

Pay Policy Statement 2015-16 (PDF)

Pay Policy Statement 2014-15 (PDF)

Pay Policy Statement 2013-14 (PDF)

Pay Policy Statement 2012-13 (PDF)

Senior Salaries (XLS)

Pay Multiple (XLS)

Gender Pay Report March 2017 (PDF)

Gender Pay Report March 2018 (PDF)

The acceptance of gifts and hospitality by employees of North East Lincolnshire Council is an important issue. It reflects directly upon the perception of the probity of the authority.

The Code of Conduct for employees in the Council’s Constitution (part 3) sets out the procedure in relation to;

  • Deciding whether it would be proper to accept any gift or hospitality
  • Obtaining consent to accept a gift or hospitality where it would be proper and
  • The procedure for declaring any gift or hospitality received

Acceptance of a gift or hospitality in breach of the Code of Conduct could amount to a disciplinary matter and in certain circumstances it can be a criminal offence.

The gifts and hospitality register forms part of the annual accounts and is made available as part of the inspection process. A Register of the gifts and hospitality exceeding £25 accepted by employees can be found in the download section of this page.

Our How decisions are made page allows you to find out more about the Constitution.

Gifts and hospitality declarations (XLS)

North East Lincolnshire Council has a duty as an employer towards the health, safety and welfare of its employees while they carry out their duties. The procedure explains how incidents of violence or aggression towards employees will be dealt with, including what employees themselves should do.

As a local authority North East Lincolnshire Council recognises that a safe and healthy working environment is central to the quality of working life and that it is the right of all of its employees to be treated with dignity and respect at work.

North East Lincolnshire Council will not tolerate any instance of work related violence and aggression directed towards their staff and will ensure that processes are implemented to prevent, manage and respond to any incident in which an employee is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work.

The authority will where deemed appropriate apply a recorded Risk Alert Hazard Warning Marker (a “Cautionary Contact”) identifying any individual who may pose a threat to the health and safety of its employees.

Relevant documents:

Violence at Work Procedure (PDF)

People and Culture, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU


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or for violence at work related enquiries contact Health and safety, Municipal offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU


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