Recruitment information for candidates

Salary and pension


Salary is paid in 12 equal instalments on the 19th of each month directly into your bank account and covers work carried out in that calendar month. 

If you are an employee of Norfolk County Council, your salary will rise within the scale by one increment each year up to the maximum subject to your performance development discussion outcome. Increments are awarded annually on 1 July.

Teaching posts

Pay is governed by the provisions of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.

Teachers will receive not less than one-third of a year’s salary for each full term’s service in any school maintained by the Authority. For the purpose of these arrangements the three terms in each year shall be constituted as follows:

The Summer Term from 1 May to 31 August

The Autumn Term from 1 September to 31 December

The Spring Term from 1 January to 30 April


Non teaching posts

The Local Government Pension Scheme helps you save for your pension in a tax efficient way and links the amount of pension you receive to how much you earn each year - giving you a guaranteed amount when you retire.

You will be enrolled in the scheme and will contribute between 5.5% and 12.5% of your pay depending on how much you earn. Your contribution rates are shown in the table below and we pay 15.5%.

Member Contribution from 1 April 2021

  • Up to £14,600 - 5.5%
  • £14,601 - £22,900 - 5.8%
  • £22,901 - £37,200 - 6.5%
  • £37,201 - £47,100 - 6.8%
  • £47,101 - £65,900 - 8.5%
  • £65,901 - £93,400 - 9.9%
  • £93,401 - £110,000 - 10.5%
  • £110,001 - £165,000 - 11.4%
  • More than £165,001 - 12.5%

Teaching/Adult Learning posts

You will have the opportunity to join the attractive Teachers Pension Scheme. Members should check the Teachers Pensions website for more updates and information.

Members who work term-time only should have their contribution band based on their whole-time equivalent term-time pay (i.e. not grossed up to 52 weeks’ pay).