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Salford’s drive to become the first Living Wage City in England has been given national recognition. Salford City Council Chief Executive Tom Stannard has been appointed as a Commissioner on the Living Wage Commission which oversees the annual calculation of the real Living Wage rates for London and the UK. The rate is independently calculated to meet the true cost of living and is uprated every year to account for inflation. Commission members are drawn from across the private and public sector and leading Living Wage accredited employers. Salford City Council was the first local authority in Greater Manchester to pay its employees the real Living Wage uplifting 1,200 low paid workers. In 2019 the city was recognised for its ambition to become the first Living Wage City in England and in 2020 over 3,000 care workers in Salford saw their hourly pay rise from £9 to £9.30 as part of a move towards paying them the full real Living Wage. Mr Stannard, who was appointed Chief Executive at Salford City Council earlier this year, said it was a great honour. Laura Gardiner, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, said: Mr Stannard was previously Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth at Wakefield Council, securing the £1.8 billion West Yorkshire devolution deal and Director of Economy and Skills at Oldham Council leading on economic regeneration, skills and employment. In his previous career as a former Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Learning and Work Institute, he has also worked nationally to champion pay and skills improvement and in-work progression across the country. He is a board member for the UK Institute of Economic Development and the Centre for local Economic Strategies (CLES), and is a National Policy Spokesperson for SOLACE, the UK local government CEOs’ professional body.
Salford City Council and City Mayor, Paul Dennett are welcoming the recent announcement from the BBC to expand broadcasting operations at MediaCityUK. Salford Mayor, Paul Dennett said: The MediaCityUK site is now set for continued growth as the base for digital and technology and, as a global centre of excellence. BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music are now also to be rooted in Salford with over 50% of broadcasting to be from the city. Paul Continued: BBC One daytime programme Morning Live will now be broadcast from Salford all year round as part of a wider commitment to content produced in the North of England. The MediaCityUK base will also be the hub for the network’s Audio Business news. Tom Stannard, the Chief Executive at Salford City Council said:
Salford City Council has appointed a new chief executive after the up to £164,108 per year position was advertised early last month to replace Jim Taylor who will retire from the job after almost 40-years at the council at the end of January 2021. Tom Stannard, the current Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth at Wakefield Council, will take on the role from 1st February 2021 under the elected City Mayor, Paul Dennett. Tom joined Wakefield City Council in 2018 and has responsibility for a wide range of the Council’s regeneration, economy and place services. He has been closely involved in securing and delivering the £1.8BN West Yorkshire devolution deal, and leading major programmes of growth and regeneration across the region, focusing on job creation, skills and progression, housing delivery and city centre regeneration. Tom has pioneered approaches to inclusive economic growth throughout his 23 year career, alongside leading improvement programmes in children’s services, health and wellbeing partnerships, and many areas of public service reform. Tom was previously Director of Economy and Skills at Oldham Council in Greater Manchester, leading a wide range of the Council’s economic regeneration, skills and employment programmes and services, working across Greater Manchester, and was heavily involved in the devolution and city deal agenda. Tom is a former Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Learning and Work Institute, and his local government experience also includes high performing councils across the UK in Blackburn with Darwen and in the London Boroughs. Tom is married with two children. He is a Chartered Surveyor, sits on the board of the UK Institute of Economic Development and the Centre for local Economic Strategies (CLES), and is a National Spokesperson for Economic Prosperity and Housing for SOLACE, the UK local government CEOs professional body. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: Tom Stannard said: Tom’s appointment is subject to ratification at a special meeting of the council on Wednesday.