The National Archives staff pay data

FOI request reference: CAS-69778-J9Q1Q6
Publication date: August 2021

Request

Please could you supply the settlement date upon which your organisation’s pay remit year commences.

For each grade below the Senior Civil Service (SCS) in your organisation, please could you supply:
a) The name by which the grade is known in your organisation.

b) The broad equivalent civil service grade (Administrative Assistant (AA), Administrative Officer (AO),
Executive Officer (EO), Higher Executive Officer (HEO), Senior Executive Officer (SEO), Grade 7, Grade 6).
This may be multiple if grades have been merged.

c) A brief description of the grade and how it differs from broadly equivalent grades.
(e.g. National, London, Fast stream, Specialist requiring particular qualifications).

d) The amount and area of any regional pay allowances that are paid on top of basic pay for this grade.

e) The pay range minimum following the 2020 pay award. If the award is still pending, please supply the current minimum and the year to which this relates.

f) The pay range maximum following the 2020 pay award. This may be the same as the minimum. If the award is still pending, please supply the current maximum and the year to which this relates.

g) While progression is subject to pay negotiations each year and is paused for 2021, if the 2020 pay award
was repeated, how many years it would take to go from minimum to maximum.

Please indicate if the maximum is not achievable if the 2020 progression arrangements were repeated.

Outcome

Some information provided.

Response

Please could you supply the settlement date upon which your organisation’s pay remit year commences.

1st April 2020.

For each grade below the Senior Civil Service (SCS) in your organisation, please could you supply

a) The name by which the grade is known in your organisation.

Band Civil Service Grade Equivalent 1 April 2020
Min Max
Band A AA £20,124 £20,124
Band B AO £20,124 £21,871
Band C AO £20,343 £25,034
Band D EO £22,993 £30,830
Band E HEO £28,040 £36,365
Band F SEO £34,257 £49,657
Band G G7 £45,133 £59,097
Band H G6 £53,815 £70,233

b) The broad equivalent civil service grade (Administrative Assistant (AA), Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer (EO), Higher Executive Officer (HEO), Senior Executive Officer (SEO), Grade 7, Grade 6). This may be multiple if grades have been merged.

See above answer for Question A.

c) A brief description of the grade and how it differs from broadly equivalent grades. (e.g. National, London, Fast stream, Specialist requiring particular qualifications).

Band Descriptions

 Band A – Someone operating at this level will be able to undertake routine operational roles
 Band B – Someone operating at this level will be able to undertake operational roles
 Band C – Someone operating at this level will undertake operational activities and beginning to consider developing professionally
 Band D – Someone at this level is usually operating at entry level for the professional / technical discipline
 Band E – Someone at this level is usually operating at practitioner level for the professional / technical discipline
 Band F – Someone operating at this level is usually a specialist practitioner in their professional / technical discipline
 Band G – Someone operating at this level is usually an expert or leading practitioner level in their professional / technical discipline
 Band H – Someone operating at this level is an advanced professional / technical practitioner in their discipline

d) The amount and area of any regional pay allowances that are paid on top of basic pay for this grade.

The National Archives does not pay regional allowances.

e) The pay range minimum following the 2020 pay award. If the award is still pending, please supply the current minimum and the year to which this relates.

See above answer for Question A.

f) The pay range maximum following the 2020 pay award. This may be the same as the minimum. If the award is still pending, please supply the current maximum and the year to which this relates.

See above answer for Question A.

g) While progression is subject to pay negotiations each year and is paused for 2021, if the 2020 pay award was repeated, how many years it would take to go from minimum to maximum.

The National Archives does not hold the information you requested. Pay increases at The National Archives are performance related, therefore there is no set period of time it would take an individual to move from the minimum to the maximum of the pay range. TNA used the additional flexibility in average award in the 2020/21 pay remit to specifically address pay issues and pay at the bottom of the band.

h) Please indicate if the maximum is not achievable if the 2020 progression arrangements were repeated.

The National Archives does not hold the information you requested.