The seven workers who earn over £100k-a-year at Sheffield city council - full list

The annual incomes of seven of Sheffield City Council’s top earners amounts to almost £1 million, it has been revealed.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 4:17 pm

This comes after the ‘Town Hall Rich List’ was published, which named the seven people in public office employed by SCC earning more than £100,000 in the year 2019-2020.

In Sheffield, the highest pay went to John Mothersole – the chief executive of SCC until his retirement on December 31, 2019.

For the year 2019-2020 he was paid £146,929, plus a pension of £27,916. In total his remunerations added up to £174,845.

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Director of public health Greg Fell

And executive directors made up the bulk of SCC’s other top earners.

Eugene Walker, executive director of resources, whose responsibilities cover legal, human resources, information technology and finance, earned £170,147.

Laraine Manley, executive director of place, who is responsible for areas such as business, transport, housing, the environment and city centre development, earned £168,417.

Greg Fell, the director of public health (£137,300).

John Mothersole

John Macilwraith, executive director of people, whose remit includes children, families, education, adult services and communities was paid £111,648.

James Henderson, the director of policy and performance, earned £102,486.

One more person in an undisclosed role received £102,500 in remunerations for the year 2019-2020.

The total earned between the seven people included in the list was £967,343.

Mark Bennett Director of Human Resources said: “Our organisation is large and complex employing nearly 8,000 staff. Our Senior Officers manage very large budgets and are responsible for over 1000 different statutory duties and responsibilities providing vital and important services to the people of Sheffield. To do this we need the right people with the right skills and experience.

“Senior pay is always decided by democratically elected councillors in an open and transparent way."

The data was revealed in a study by the TaxPayer's Alliance.

The list compiles every employee at councils all over the country and publishes the roles of those in public office who were paid the most in the year 2019-2020.

Sheffield City Council’s seven employees earning more than £100,000 is in line with the national average, according to the TPA. It is also equal to the number of people earning that much at Sheffield City Council in the year 2018-2019.

There are 140 councils in England which pay more than seven people £100,000 or more annually. The study found that the number of local authority employees receiving over £100,000 in total remuneration across England has risen to the highest level since 2013-14.

And there are ten areas in Yorkshire and the Humber which pay more than £100,000 to a higher number of employees than SCC.