{meta} Agenda for Appointments and Remuneration Committee on Monday, 15th January, 2018, 2.15 pm

Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Karen Strahan 01392 382264  Email: karen.strahan@devon.gov.uk

Items
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34.

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2017 and 15 December 2017, previously circulated.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 15 December 2017 be approved as a correct record.

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35.

Items Requiring Urgent Attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There was no item requiring urgent attention.

36.

Pay Policy Statement 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Joint report of the County Solicitor and the Head of Organisational Development (CS/18/2) outlining the proposed revised pay Policy Statement for 2018/2019, and consequential amendments to the Chief Officer Employment Procedure Rules and Disciplinary Policy, for ratification by the County Council, attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Joint report of the County Solicitor and the Head of Organisational Development (CS/18/2) outlining the proposed and revised pay Policy Statement for 2018/2019, and consequential amendments to the Chief Officer Employment Procedure Rules and Disciplinary Policy, for ratification by the County Council.

 

The Committee were reminded that the Localism  Act  2011 required  Councils to prepare and approve, annually, a Pay Policy Statement setting out its policy for each financial year relating to remuneration of Chief Officers and other employees and the relationship between the pay of Chief Officers and the lowest paid employee.

 

The Committee further noted that the Policy had been amended to reflect current practice in relation to market supplements.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Hart, SECONDED by Councillor Parsons, and

 

RESOLVED

 

(a) that the revised Pay Policy Statement for 2018/19, appended to these Minutes, be endorsed and commended to the County Council; and

 

(b) that the leadership roles and salary rates, which are unchanged except for the nationally agreed 2016/18 Pay Award of 1%, be noted.

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37.

Interim Head of Children's Social Care (Deputy Chief Officer) pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Head of Organisational Development on arrangements made under delegated powers for the placement of an interim Children's Social Care (Deputy Chief Officer), attached.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received the report of the Head of Organisational Development outlining the action of the Chief Executive in making arrangements under delegated powers for the placement of an Interim Head of Children's Social Care (Deputy Chief Officer), in accordance with the Council’s Pay Policy Statement, Chief Officer Employment Procedure Rules and relevant employment, procurement, legal and financial regulations.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Hart, SECONDED by Councillor Clatworthy, and

 

RESOLVED that the Committee note the appointment of Mr Darryl Freeman to the post of Interim Head of Children’s Social Care (Deputy Chief Officer) at Grade L3.

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38.

Interim Head of Adult Care Operations and Health

The Head of Organisational Development to report on the arrangements made under delegated powers for the placement of an interim Head of Adult Care Operations and Health.

Minutes:

The Committee received a verbal update on the action of the Chief Executive in making arrangements under delegated powers for the placement of an interim Head of Adult Care Operations and Health, from October 2017, in accordance with the Council’s Pay Policy Statement, Chief Officer Employment Procedure Rules and relevant employment, procurement, legal and financial regulations.

 

The appointment was expected to continue until 31 March 2018.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Hart, SECONDED by Councillor Clatworthy, and

 

RESOLVED that the Committee note the appointment of Vivienne Broadhurst to the post of Interim Head of Adult Care Operations and Health at Grade L3.

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39.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Recommendation: that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Act, namely information relating to an individual or likely to reveal the identity of an individual, and in accordance with Section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of the fact that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for part of the following item of business under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Act, namely information relating to an individual or likely to reveal the identity of an individual, and in accordance with Section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of the fact that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

40.

Report of the Appointments Panel for the Senior Coroner

County Solicitor to present the Report of the Appointments Panel for the Senior Coroner, attached.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Report of the Appointments Panel for the Senior Coroner, which outlined the previous approval of the Committee in relation to the salary of the new Senior Coroner and also the guidelines in relation to the setting and appointment of the position.

 

The Committee noted that the Council was responsible for the appointment of the new Coroner, but once a candidate had been proposed for appointment the formal written consent of the Chief Coroner and separately the Lord Chancellor had to be obtained.

 

The Appointments Panel met on the 4th and 5th January 2018.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Hart, SECONDED by Councillor Clatworthy, and

 

RESOLVED that the Committee note the recommendation of the Panel for the appointment of Philip Spinney and that his name had been put forward to the Chief Coroner for his consent and then the formal approval of the Lord Chancellor.