Notice of a public meeting of



Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee



Councillors Douglas (Chair), Kilbane (Vice-Chair), Ayre and Widdowson



Monday, 22 January 2024



5.30 pm



The Snow Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G035)





1.         Declarations of Interest  (Pages 1 - 2)


At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.


[Please see attached sheet for further guidance for Members]




2.         Exclusion of Press and Public 


To consider the exclusion of the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following:


Annexes A-D to Agenda Item 7(Redundancy, Retirement and Settlement Agreements) on the grounds that they contain information relating to individuals and the financial affairs of particular persons. This information is classed as exempt under paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).



3.         Minutes  (Pages 3 - 8)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held on 2 October 2023.




4.         Public Participation 


At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.


Please note that our registration deadlines are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Thursday, 18 January 2023.


To register to speak please visit to fill in an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic Services. Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.


Webcasting of Public Meetings


Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The meeting can be viewed live and on demand at


During coronavirus, we made some changes to how we ran council meetings, including facilitating remote participation by public speakers. See our updates ( for more information on meetings and decisions.




5.         Proposed New Chief Officer Structure  (Pages 9 - 24)



This report sets out a proposed restructure of the Corporate Management Team. The proposals seek to deliver significant savings in senior management, alongside ensuring a structure that can deliver the Council Plan, and ensure focus on the key priorities of the Council.



6.         Workforce Profile Report  (Pages 25 - 42)


This report provides the committee with the workforce profile, covering the period of 1 July to 30 September 2023 (Quarter 2).




7.         Redundancy, Retirement and Settlement Agreements (Pages 43 - 62)


This report advises on the expenditure associated with redundancy, pension or exit discretions paid in accordance with council policy to employees below Chief Officer.




8.         Work Plan  (Pages 63 - 64)


To consider the Committee’s draft work plan for the municipal year 2023-2024.




9.         Urgent Business 


Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




Democratic Services Officer


Reece Williams


Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 55 4447

·        Email –




For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.


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