Agenda and minutes

Staffing Committee
Thursday, 14th January, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Remote

Contact: Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

9.

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.

 

10.

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. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

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

 

11.

APPOINTMENT OF A STRATEGIC DIRECTOR PLACE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S CONSTITUTION AND PAY POLICY STATEMENT pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The Chief Executive will submit a report (Document “A”) which seeks approval from Staffing Committee to appoint to the position of Strategic Director Place in accordance with the Council’s Constitution and Pay Policy Statement and to appoint an Appointments Panel to be given delegated responsibility to appoint to the position of Strategic Director Place.

 

Recommended –

 

That Staffing Committee approve the proposals: 

 

(1)       To appoint to the position of Strategic Director Place in    accordance with the Council’s Constitution and Pay Policy       Statement.

 

(2)       To delegate to an Appointments Panel, the responsibility to        appoint to the position of Strategic Director Place and that the    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).

 

(Anne Lloyd – 01274 437335)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Executive submitted a report (Document “A”) which sought approval from Staffing Committee to appoint to the position of Strategic Director Place in accordance with the Council’s Constitution and Pay Policy Statement and to appoint an Appointments Panel to be given delegated responsibility to appoint to the position of Strategic Director Place.

 

The Human Resources Director gave a brief overview of the timeline leading up to the vacancy and the elements that would be involved in the appoinments process, which were detailed in the report.

 

The Leader stressed that the post of Strategic Director Place encompassed a broad skills sets and it was therefore imperative that a diverse pool of candidates came forward, and the recruitment process had to reflect this.

 

In the context of the above, the Leader stated that the Panel also had to be broadly represetantive in terms of the Council’s polictical makeup and the fact that the post straddled a number of portfolio areas and suggested that the Membership of the Panel be increased to five members, and  it was therefore:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       To appoint to the position of Strategic Director Place in    accordance with the Council’s Constitution and Pay Policy       Statement.

 

(2)       That authority be delegated to an Appointments Panel, the          responsibility to appoint to the position of Strategic Director Place           and that the Panel comprise five Elected Members (three Labour          one Conservative and one Liberal Democrat) with the membership       to be on the      nomination of the Leader of Council, Leader of the             Conservative Group and the Leader of the Liberal Democratic          (and shall include at least one Member of Executive).

 

ACTION: Human Resources Director

(Anne Lloyd – 01274 437335)