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Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee
Wednesday 31 August 2011 3.00 pm

Date:
Wednesday, 31st August, 2011
Time:
3.00pm
Place:
Committee Room, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold
 

Attendance Details

ItemDescriptionResolution
1 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
RESOLVED that Councillor Clarke be appointed as Chair of the Committee
2 APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIR
RESOLVED that Councillor Payne be appointed as Vice Chair of the Committee.
3 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
 
4 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.
 
5 MANAGEMENT RE-STRUCTURE OF GEDLING BOROUGH COUNCIL
RESOLVED:

i.to delete the posts of Head of Service from the establishment and replace them with four posts of Corporate Director;

ii.to agree the job descriptions and person specifications for the posts of Corporate Director, subject to including the words "and willingness" in reference to working outside of normal office hours;

iii.to agree that one of the posts of Corporate Director would be designated as the Council's Section 151 Officer and be required, therefore, to possess an appropriate qualification;

iv.to request a report on the current operation of the flexi-time scheme as it applied to Section Heads;

v.to agree the procedure set out within the report for filling posts within the new structure;

vi.to note that, following feedback from staff and unions, further consideration was being given to the structure beneath the tier of Corporate Director and that a revised structure, incorporating changes, would be circulated to staff and unions for consultation;

vii.to note on-going negotiations about pay protection and to receive a further report on this once negotiations were concluded.
6 SENIOR MANAGEMENT PAY
RESOLVED:-

i.to approve a three-point pay scale for the posts of Corporate Director, initially set at £70,000, £72,500 and £75,000 but subject to national pay awards.

ii.to apply a competency-related pay framework to salary progression through this scale as follows:

Appointment to posts to be made at the bottom scale point with a formal
performance review conducted by the Chief Executive to determine
suitability to progress to the mid-point of the grade after one year's
service in post and following consultation with the Appointments and
Conditions of Service Committee. Should the Chief Executive determine that performance is unsatisfactory, pay will remain at the bottom point of the pay grade.

Payment at the top pay point of the grade to be determined annually by formal performance review conducted by the Chief Executive and following consultation with the Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee. Subject to satisfactory performance, payment of the top pay point will be made following two years' service in post and, again subject to satisfactory performance, annually thereafter. Should the Chief Executive determine that performance is unsatisfactory, pay will remain at, or be reduced to, the mid-point of the pay grade.

The detail of the performance review scheme is to be determined by the Chief Executive and notified to this Committee.

iii.to approve the creation of a 10% pay addition to be applied to one post of Corporate Director to reflect additional duties and responsibilities associated with the role of Deputy Chief Executive. The application of this addition is to be determined by the Chief Executive following formal selection process and consultation with the Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee. The creation of the role of Deputy will only take place if deemed necessary and appropriate by the Chief Executive.

iv.to approve the continued application of the current pay scale relating to the post of Chief Executive but recognising that future review of the scale may be appropriate in a more favourable economic climate.
7 EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
RESOLVED TO EXCLUDE THE PRESS AND PUBLIC FROM THE MEETING DURING CONSIDERATION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 100A(4) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 ON THE BASIS THAT, HAVING REGARD TO ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHED THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION
8 APPROVAL FOR EARLY RETIREMENT DISMISSAL OF HEAD OF SERVICE
  • (Attachment: 10)Report of Chief Executive
RESOLVED:

To approve the dismissal of the Head of Leisure and Community Services with effect from 31 December 2011 on the grounds of redundancy.

Attendance Details

Present:
W.J.Clarke,C.P.Barnfather,P.A.Hughes,M.Paling,
M.Payne,C.J.Powell,M,Weisz.

Business

Business
ItemBusiness
3None
4None
5Consideration was given to a report of the Chief Executive outlining the progress on the proposed re-structuring of the Council's management arrangements.
6Consideration was given to a report of the Personnel Manager outlining the proposals to set the salaries of the posts of the Chief Executive and Corporate Director within the new senior management structure.
8Consideration was given to a report of the Chief Executive.

 


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