Our trustees and staff pay

Trustees and Staff Pay

The Salvation Army Trustee Company - Directors (SATCo)

(Registration No 259322)

  1. Commissioner Paul Main, Territorial Commander  (Chair)
  2. Colonel Peter Forrest, Chief Secretary (Deputy Chair) 
  3. Lieut-Colonel Paul Kingscott Secretary for Business Administration (Managing Director)
  4. Mr Peter Gale, Investment Expert (Non-Executive Director)
  5. Mr Aidan Grills (Non-Executive Director)
  6. Lieut-Colonel Beverley McCombe, Secretary for Personnel 
  7. Lieut-Colonel Drew McCombe, Secretary for Mission 
  8. Major Mark Herbert, Divisional Commander for South East Division
  9. Ms Helen O'Brien, Social Services Expert (Non-Executive Director) 
  10. Lieut-Colonel Dean Pallant, Secretary for Communications 
  11. Lieut-Colonel Judith Payne, Principal, William Booth College 
  12. Mr Andrew Stickland, Finance Expert (Non-Executive Director) 

The Salvation Army (Republic of Ireland) - Directors 

(Registration No 90791)

  1. Colonel Neil Webb (Chair)
  2. Major Eleanor Haddick
  3. Captain Timothy Lennox 
  4. Mr John Fitzpatrick
  5. Mrs Lorrita Johnson
  6. Mrs Alex O’Hara

Our CEO and Staff Pay

The equivalent of our Chief Executive is our Territorial Leader, Commissioner Paul Main, who is given remuneration of £22,668.

Unlike most charities our Territorial Commander and many other people in senior roles are ministers of religion and do not receive a salary. When men and women make a commitment to Salvation Army officership they make a covenant with God. They receive financial remuneration (on average between £13,935 and £18,960 per annum) to cover their cost of living and a home is provided by way of officer’s quarters.

We take our legal obligations very seriously and publish a full salary breakdown of higher earning staff in our Trustee's report which is available to the public. We are a church and charity, made up of officers (ministers of religion), employees, volunteers and members.

The Salvation Army Trading Company, employs staff in specialist areas necessary to compete in this particular commercial market, but provides substantial funds of around £10 million a year for The Salvation Army which are directly used for our work with vulnerable and marginalised people in communities. The remuneration of staff working for the commercial subsidiary is in line with rest of the charity trading and recycling sector, reflecting their expertise.

Read more in our annual review and accounts.

Gender Pay Gap

The Salvation Army is committed to equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees. In the economy today, there exists a gender pay gap; this is the measure of the overall difference between earnings of men and women within an organisation as a whole.

Gender Pay Gap Report 2023

A gender pay report is different from an equal pay audit. The gender pay report calculates the overall gap in pay between male and female employees across the whole organisation. An equal pay audit is concerned with comparing the pay of one job with another. There are many factors that underpin a gender pay gap, such as the relative seniority of employees and type of roles. The Salvation Army’s gender pay gap compares favourably with that of other employers, however this is not a topic we are complacent about and we are actively taking steps to minimise the gap. 

Pension Scheme

All occupational pension schemes must prepare an annual report and accounts within seven months of the end of each “scheme year”. From 1 October 2020, there is a new requirement that annual report and accounts must also contain an ‘implementation statement’ which is to be made publicly available.

In order to satisfy this obligation please see the following to view the implementation statements: 


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Annual Report and Accounts

In the interests of transparency, our annual report and accounts are available for download.

About us

For over 150 years, The Salvation Army has been transforming lives at the heart of communities.