About NPC

Our approach to pay

NPC has around 35 staff members and operates as a social enterprise, generating more than half of our income through client fees. As the leading think tank and consultancy for the charity sector, we aim to attract staff from the not-for-profit sector as well as the public and private sector—and to pay our people accordingly.

NPC’s remuneration process is as follows:

  • The board is responsible for setting the CEO salary
  • The CEO sets the salaries of the Senior Management Team
  • The Senior Management Team, in conjunction with NPC’s HR consultant, sets all other salaries
  • Pay is reviewed regularly and at least annually

In setting salaries, the board, CEO and management team take into account the following principles:

  • Recruitment and retention: for NPC to achieve its mission and financial sustainability, NPC requires high calibre staff with a range of skills and disciplines. Remuneration packages take account of the market rates for comparable jobs in relevant markets.
  • Affordability: the impact of salaries on NPC’s financial health and overall business plan is always taken into account.
  • Performance: performance targets and objectives are assessed through the annual appraisal process and taken into account in remuneration where it is relevant
  • Proportionality: the ratio of lowest to highest salary is monitored. As far as it makes business sense, we strive for parity across the organisation so that employees at comparable levels in different teams receive similar pay.
  • Transparency: NPC follows SORP guidelines and lists in the annual report the number of staff earning over £60,000 and above (in bands of £10,000). These are also listed below.
  • Living wage: NPC aims to be a Living Wage employer and we do not hire unpaid interns.

The same benefits, including pensions, that apply to the chief executive and senior staff, are available to all other staff.

Senior staff pay

As detailed in our latest annual public report and accounts, in 2014/15, we paid one employee between £100,001 and £110,000. Two staff were paid in the £70,001-£80,000 bracket and two members of staff were paid between £60,001 and £70,000.

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