Directors’ pay holds up

Fears that directors of adult social services would be paid less
than their children’s services counterparts appear to be
unfounded, according to a Community Care survey.

Pay for adult social services directors ranged from £68,000
to £112,000 and in 85 per cent of the 19 councils that
disclosed salaries children’s services directors were paid on
the same scale.

But in cases where adult directors were paid less than their
children’s services equivalent, the discrepancy could amount
to nearly £30,000.

A third of adult directors surveyed also had responsibility for
housing and one in five was in charge of cultural services. Other
directors had remits including health, leisure, highways, crime
prevention, personnel, neighbourhood services and trading

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