Agenda and minutes

Staffing Committee
Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 3.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Items
No. Item

4.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

 No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received. 

 

5.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents. 

 

6.

APPOINTMENT OF A STRATEGIC DIRECTOR, CORPORATE SERVICES AND DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S CONSTITUTION AND PAY POLICY STATEMENT pdf icon PDF 117 KB

The Chief Executive will present a report, (Document “B”) which asks Members to appoint to the post of Strategic Director Corporate Services and Director of Human Resources in line with the Council’s Constitution and Pay Policy Statement.  The Pay Policy Statement is attached Appendix 2 to Document “B”

 

Recommended –

 

That Staffing Committee approve the proposals: 

 

(1)       To appoint to the position of Strategic Director Corporate            Services in accordance with the Council’s Constitution and Pay Policy Statement subject to Council approving the salary             package for the post.

 

(2)       To appoint to the position of Director of Human Resources in    accordance with the Council’s Constitution and Pay Policy            Statement.

 

(3)       To delegate to two Appointments Panels the responsibility to     appoint to the position of Strategic Director Corporate Services

            and Director of Human Resources and that each Panel comprise          three Elected Members (two Labour and one Conservative) with the membership to be on the nomination of the Leader of Council and Leader of the Conservative Group (and shall include at least           one Member of Executive).

 

(4)       That a procurement process is commenced to seek an     appropriate company to undertake the executive searches.

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee) 

 

(Michelle Moverley – 01274 437883)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented a report, (Document “B”) which asked Members to appoint to the post of Strategic Director Corporate Services and Director of Human Resources in line with the Council’s Constitution and Pay Policy Statement.  The Pay Policy Statement was attached at Appendix 2 to Document “B”.

 

Resolved –

 

That Staffing Committee approved the following proposals: 

 

(1)       To appoint to the position of Strategic Director Corporate            Services in   accordance with the Council’s Constitution and Pay         Policy Statement subject to Council approving the salary package       for the post.

 

(2)       To appoint to the position of Director of Human Resources in    accordance with the Council’s Constitution and Pay Policy            Statement.

 

(3)       To delegate to two Appointments Panels the responsibility to     appoint to the position of Strategic Director Corporate Services             and Director of Human Resources and that each Panel comprise

            three Elected Members (two Labour and one Conservative) with            the membership to be on the nomination of the Leader of Council   and Leader of the Conservative Group (and shall include at      least one Member of Executive).

 

(4)       That a procurement process be commenced to seek an   appropriate company to undertake the executive searches.

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee) 

 

ACTION:       Acting Human Resources Director      

 

7.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item relating to an Employment Matter, for the reason that it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within Paragraphs 1 (information relating to an individual), 2 (information identifying an individual) and 5 (legal privilege) of Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in applying these exemptions outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

                                                (Michael Bowness – 01274 435928)

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item relating to an Employment Matter, for the reason that it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within Paragraphs 1 (information relating to an individual), 2 (information identifying an individual) and 5 (legal privilege) of Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in applying these exemptions outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

EMPLOYMENT MATTER

Members will be asked to consider a report, NOT FOR PUBLICATION (NFP)

Document “C”, relating to an employment matter (Report To Follow).

 

Members are asked to consider the recommendations contained in (NFP)Document “C”.

                                                                        (Michael Bowness – 01274 435928)

 

Minutes:

Members were asked to consider a report, NOT FOR PUBLICATION (NFP)

Document “C”, relating to an employment matter.

 

Resolved –

 

That the recommendation set out in Not for Publication Document “C” be approved, with the addition that authority be delegated to the Interim City Solicitor, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to negotiate the terms of a settlement agreement within the parameters of paragraph 1.4 of the report.