Staffing and Remuneration Committee
Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: MS Teams

Contact: Emma Perry, Principal Committee Co-ordinator 

Note: Webcast: use the link on the agenda front sheet or paste the following into your browser 

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Apologies for absence and substitutions (if any)

To receive any apologies for absence.


Urgent Business

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of Urgent Business. (Late items of Urgent Business will be considered under the agenda item where they appear. New items of Urgent Business will be dealt with under agenda item 13 below. New items of exempt Urgent Business will be dealt with at agenda item 17 below).


Declarations of interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:


(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.


A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.


Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct


Deputations / petitions / presentations / questions

To consider any requests received in accordance with Part 4, Section B, paragraph 29 of the Council’s constitution.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 2 February 2021.


Recruitment Policy pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Members are asked to consider and approve the updated Recruitment Policy, attached at Appendix A to the report.


Additional documents:


HR Management Restructure Implementation - Proposed Redundancy pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To approve the compulsory redundancy pay package in accordance with the Council’s Pay Policy Statement 2020/21.


Additional documents:


Appointment arrangements for the Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 436 KB

This report proposes to amend the Constitution to ensure that members remain responsible for taking steps for the appointment of the Monitoring Officer and to ensure the Monitoring Officer is correctly referred to within the Constitution.


Additional documents:


HR Policy Review pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To provide the Staffing & Remuneration Committee with an update regarding the rolling review and revision of HR Policies and Practice Notes.



Update on employee engagement during the pandemic pdf icon PDF 669 KB


Regularising the Senior Officer Pay System pdf icon PDF 349 KB

To regularise the pay framework for senior managers with the rest of the workforce, allowing for structured progression and to ensure it is fair and equitable.


New items of urgent business

To consider any new items of urgent business admitted by the Chair under agenda item 3 above.



Item 15 is likely to be subject to a motion to exclude the press and public from the meeting as it contains exempt information as defined in Section 100a of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended by Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1985); paragraphs 1, 4.



HR Senior Management Restructure Implementation - Proposed Redundancy

To consider exempt information in relation to Agenda Item 8.


New items of exempt urgent business

To consider any new items of urgent business admitted by the Chair under agenda item 3 above.