Office for Nuclear Regulation

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ONR Pay Rates

Information released

The individuals referred to in this enquiry are employees of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) assigned to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) which is an agency of HSE.

The individuals are all currently employed in a range of Senior Civil Service (SCS) roles and their pay and pension arrangements are in line with the the UK civil service arrangements for SCS members, as outlined below:

The first link also provides information about current arrangements for future pay determination.

To respond to the questions in detail:

John Jenkins

Mr Jenkins is ONR's permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and his grade is SCS Pay Band 2. The salary range for this pay band is 84,000 - 162,500. Individual's salaries for this pay band are subject to disclosure within 5,000 blocks. Mr Jenkins salary is in the 120,000 to 124,999 block. Mr Jenkins was appointed as ONR Chief Operating Officer via an open competition in June 2012. He was appointed CEO on 1 June 2013 on the basis of a managed move within normal Civil Service practice: the role is at the same SCS grade as that to which Mr Jenkins was previously permanently appointed.

Les Philpott

Mr Philpott is ONR's permanent Deputy CEO and Director of Finance and his grade is SCS Pay Band 2.

The salary range for this pay band is 84,000 - 162,500. Individual's salaries for this pay band are subject to disclosure within 5,000 blocks. Mr Philpott's salary is in the 84,000 to 89,999 block. Following a civil service wide competition, Mr Philpott was placed on a waiting list for promotion to similar roles of this nature. Mr Philpott was promoted substantively into the role from the waiting list. No further competition was needed to fill the post.

Andy Hall

Dr Hall is ONR's First Deputy Chief Nuclear Inspector and his grade is SCS Pay Band 1A. The salary range for this pay band is 67,600 - 128,900. Individual's salaries for this pay band are not subject to disclosure. No competition was needed to fill this appointment as it is at the same SCS grade level as that to which Dr Hall was already permanently appointed.

Colin Patchett

Mr Patchett is ONR's acting Chief Nuclear Inspector and his grade is SCS Pay Band 1A. The salary range for this pay band is 67,600 - 128,900. Individual's salaries for this pay band are not subject to disclosure. Mr Patchett holds this role under agreed temporary promotion arrangements, pending the role being filled through an open competition, which will shortly be announced.

Exemptions applied

None.

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable

N/A