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Salaries, Benefits & Union

Staffing information

Gender pay gap

Our pay system is designed to ensure men and women are paid equally for carrying out work of equal value. 

Trade Union facility time 2021/22

  • Number of staff who are Union Representatives: 5 (4.09 FTE)
  • Number of Union Representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to Union duties: None
  • Trade Unions represented at Dover District Council: Unison and GMB (MPO)
  • Estimate of spending on Unions: £733.16
  • Estimate of spending on Unions as a percentage of the total pay bill: 0.004% 

Apprenticeship Statutory Return

Dover District Council’s total number of employees was 409 as at 31st March 2021, the day before the first day of the reporting period. Of those 409 employees 17, were apprentices. During the reporting period (1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022), Dover District Council employed a further 167 members of staff. 13 new apprentices began to work for Dover District Council in that same period. 

At the end of the reporting period (31 March 2022), Dover District Council’s total number of employees was 491 due to staff leaving and joining the organisation. 22 of Dover District Council’s total headcount on 31 March 2022 were apprentices. 

Therefore, 4.5% of the workforce were apprentices in this year.  

In the last year Dover District Council has seen several existing apprentices complete their studies and move on to new roles, many within the Council as well as successful completion of apprenticeships by existing employees, providing them with progression opportunities within the Council.  

The Council is planning to develop its Apprenticeship Strategy in 2022-23. The Council will do this by continuing to provide administrative, supervisory and professional apprenticeships across an even wider range of disciplines. Opportunities will be offered for new apprentices to join the Council, and internally further development opportunities for existing employees will be encouraged and supported. 


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