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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Democratic Services

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Powell with Councillor Doyle attending as substitute.


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 19 December 2017. pdf icon PDF 51 KB




That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.



Declaration of Interests.




Commencement of process, post of Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Report of the Chief Executive and Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services.


The Director of Organisational and Democratic Services presented a report setting out the process needed to recruit to the soon to be vacant post of Chief Executive.


Councillor Barnfather asked for it to be recorded in the minutes that he did not support recommendation 3 in the report.




1)    Agree that the post of Chief Executive be filled through open and external competitive process;


2)    Confirm the job description and person specification to be used for the purposes of selection subject to very minor wording change;


3)    Review the salary of the post of Chief Executive and applies a new three-point incremental scale of £108,000 - £110,000 - £112,000 from the point of selection of a new Chief Executive;


4)    Confirm that the salary scale for the post of Chief Executive is now to be disassociated from the salary scales of any other member of staff; and


5)    Endorse the indicative timetable of events to be applied to this recruitment and selection process.


Returning Officer Fee for Local and Parish Elections pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Report of the Service Manager Democratic Services.

Additional documents:


The Service Manager Democratic Services introduced a report which had been circulated prior to the meeting, proposing amendments to the scale if fees for election staff for Local Elections.




1)    Approve the level of fees associated with the post of Returning Officer for local elections and parish elections as detailed in Appendix One;


2)    Note the scale of fees for all roles other than that of Returning Officer; and


3)    Note that the Returning Officer’s fees for parliamentary elections and other national polls are set nationally.


Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.




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