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This chart shows the Office Structure:

For more information on the Estate Services Team click here.


PCC and Deputy Salaries

The Commissioner’s salary is £76,500 per annum. This is set by the Home Office.

The Deputy Commissioner’s salary is £51,000 per annum (pro rata).

Senior Employees

The following senior employees within the Commissioner’s team have salaries in excess of £58,200 per annum:

Chief Executive – this post is currently vacant. The salary is fixed at £99,900 per annum.

Paul Benfield is the Treasurer (Salary Band L).

Gareth Boulton is the Deputy Chief Executive (Salary Band K).

Chris O’Hara is the Head of Estates Services (Salary Band K).

Staff Profile

Equality DataNumber of Staff
Proportion of staff of an ethnic minority1
Proportion of staff with a disability1
Number of female staff18
Number of male staff7
Total number of staff25
SalariesNumber of Posts
£18,501 – (Scale A fixed at pt 7)1
£23,817 – £26,016 (Scale D)5
£26,865 – 31,725 (Scale E)3
£32,673 – 34,578 (Scale F)8 (2 posts are part time and 2 posts are currently vacant)
£35,484 – £40,662 (Scale G)2
£41,718 – £47,058 (Scale H)2 (1 post is funded by NHS England)
£48,123 – £51,348 (Scale I)2
£59,796 – £66,669 (Scale K)2
£68,133 – £75,963 (Scale L)1
*Pay multiple4.2

*Pay multiple – This is the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median average salary of the whole workforce, excluding the fixed salary of the Policy Intern. This has been calculated on actual salaries and includes the senior employee salary.

Other staff resources

Force personnel

The PCC’s Staff Officer post is a police sergeant on a secondment from West Mercia Police.

A number of support services provided under the direction and control of the chief constable are made available to the Commissioner when required.  A memorandum of understanding sets out these services.

Local authority personnel

Internal audit and payroll services are provided by Worcestershire County Council.

Complaints review function

The complaints review function is undertaken by an independent qualified external body