Cost of living support

Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.


Our employees

Employees working for Colchester Borough Council are paid a basic salary that has been calculated using the HAY job evaluation scheme. This means that all our jobs have been independently evaluated using strict criteria and have been allocated a salary range that has been deemed suitable for each job.


Currently, each of our pay grades has a salary range and staff move up to the top of the scale (which is the maximum amount of pay within that range) by annual steps, subject to satisfactory performance against SMART objectives set annually between an employee and their manager.

CBC’s Officer Pay Policy provides an open and transparent framework that ensures clarity, fairness and consistency in the remuneration of all officers.

Colchester Borough Council pays the Living Wage, independently set by the Living Wage Foundation each year, as a minimum to all directly employed staff.

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