- New chief executive may require 'additional incentives' to take the role
- The Rotherham council will now offer up to £200,000 to CEO candidates
- Its former boss stepped down in the wake of damaging council report
- The report showed 1,400 children had suffered horrific sexual abuse
The new chief executive of Rotherham council could be paid up to £40,000 more than the outgoing boss, because of 'negative publicity' from the grooming scandal.
The council will now offer up to £200,000 to candidates, rather than the £160,000 enjoyed by former chief boss Martin Kimber.
He left in December after a council report said 1,400 children had suffered horrific sexual abuse over a 16-year period.
The new chief executive of Rotherham council could be paid up to £40,000 more than the outgoing boss
The rest of the cabinet resigned in February, after a Government report said the council was 'not fit for purpose' and 'in denial' about exploitation, mainly of white girls by men of Pakistani origin.
HR chief Phil Howe said: 'Due to recent negative publicity, it may be necessary to consider additional incentives.'
Councillor Caven Vines, leader of the Ukip group, said he was uncomfortable with the idea.