Agenda and minutes

Staffing Committee
Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Rachel Graves  Tel: 01270 686473 Email:  rachel.graves@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

23.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors C Browne and L Jeuda.

24.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

25.

Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.32 of the Committee Procedural Rules and Appendix 7 of the Rules a total period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the Committee on any matter relevant to the work of the body in question. 

 

Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers.

 

Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.  It is not required to give notice of the intention to make use of public speaking provision, however, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours notice is encouraged.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present.

26.

Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on 24 October 2019, 11 November 2019 and 19 December 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 24 October 2019, 11 November 2019 and 19 December 2019 be approved as a correct record.

27.

HR and Health & Safety Update pdf icon PDF 222 KB

To brief the Committee on key Human Resource/Organisational Developmentand Health and Safetydevelopments.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report which detailed key human resources, organisational development and health and safety developments.

 

The report provided details on national pay awards, the Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme, Attendance Management, Health and Safety data and HR performance data.

 

Committee members was asked to submit any questions on the details in the report to the Head of HR.  The questions and answers would be appended to the minutes of the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

28.

Pay Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider a report on the Pay Policy Statement for 2020/21 and make a recommendation to Council for approval and publication.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the Draft Pay Policy Statement for 2020/21.

 

The Council was required under section 38 of the Localism Act 2011 to produce a Pay Policy Statement by 31 March on an annual basis.

 

The Statement for 2020/21 followed the style and format of last year’s statement. The salary values quoted have been updated to take account of the most recent pay awards.  Section 3.5 of the Pay Policy had been updated to take account of the revised Senior Management Structure implemented on 1 April 2019.

 

RESOLVED: That Council

 

1        be recommended to approve and publish the Pay Policy Statement for 2020/21; and

 

2        delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer to make any necessary in year amendments to the Statement.

29.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

Recommended that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended on the grounds that it involved the likely discussion of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

30.

Senior Management Recruitment

Minutes:

Deputy Chief Executive

The Committee interviewed the candidate for the position of Deputy Chief Executive.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Frank Jordan be appointed as Deputy Chief Executive.  To be paid a Deputy Chief Executive allowance £10,404 in addition to his Executive Director Place salary.

 

Executive Director People

The Committee interviewed the candidate for the position of Executive Director People.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Mark Palethorpe be appointed as the Executive Director People on a salary of £132,664.