Agenda and minutes

Appointments Committee - Wednesday 5 March 2014 10.00 am

Venue: Members' Room - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Jane Cleaver 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the remainder of the Civic year.

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That Cllr Mark Hawthorne be appointed Chairman for the remainder of the civic year.

2.

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To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2012.

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2012 be approved as a correct record.

3.

Public Questions

To answer any written public questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the Committee. 

 

The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10.00am on 26 February 2014.  Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Jane Cleaver (e-mail jane.cleaver@gloucestershire.gov.uk)

 

 

To answer any oral question(s) put by member of the public with the consent of the Chairman.

Depending on the nature of the questions asked it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting, in which case a written answer will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.

 

Minutes:

No questions were received from members of the public.

4.

Members' Questions

To answer any written members’ questions.  The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10.00am on 26 February 2014.

 

Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Jane Cleaver (e-mail jane.cleaver@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

 

Minutes:

No questions were received from members.

5.

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To consider the Council’s draft Pay Policy Statement.

 

Recommended

 

That Council be recommended at its meeting on 19 March to approve the Statement.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Dylis Wynn, Director of People Services, introduced the report.  She explained that although there was a requirement to publish an annual statement, as there had been no change to the Statement in 2013, the previous statement (from 2012) had remained published.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the changes proposed for the 2014 version.  The Committee acknowledged that the decision by Council to make an additional investment of £211,000 to create a local living wage supplement for Council staff at its meeting on 26 February affected this statement and therefore agreed that a paragraph highlighting this pending change subject to consultation with schools, should be inserted.

 

In response to Members questions, Mr Bungard, Chief Executive, confirmed that progression through a given grade by means of increments did not come within the definition of Performance Related Pay and that the Authority rarely used ‘service’ contracts, although there were times (such as when short-term cover at a senior level was required) when their use could be justified.

 

On this basis, the Committee

 

Resolved to Recommend

 

That Council adopt the revised Pay Policy Statement (amended as detailed above).

 

6.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee is recommended to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the remaining items on the agenda in accordance with the provisions of section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 which are:

 

Information relating to any individual (Schedule 12A:1).

Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual (Schedule 12A:2).

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) (Schedule 12A:3).

 

The Committee is therefore recommended to make the following resolution:

 

That in accordance with Section 100 A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the business specified in agenda item nos. 8 and 9 because it is likely that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information to the public.

 

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That in accordance with Section 100 A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the business specified in agenda item nos. 8 and 9 because it is likely that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information to the public.

 

7.

Extension of Contract

To consider an extension of contract.

Minutes:

Pete Bungard, Chief Executive, introduced the report on proposals to extend a contract of employment.

 

Having considered the information provided, the Committee

 

Resolved

 

That the report be received and the recommendations contained therein be approved.

8.

Progress on the Director of Public Health appointment

To receive a short oral update report from the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the progress made on the appointment of a Director of Public Health.

 

In the light of the importance of this position, Members expressed their support for an amendment to the Constitution to include this post as being an appointment made by Members.

 

Resolved

 

That the report be noted.