Notice of a public meeting of



Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee



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



Thursday, 21 March 2024



4.00 pm



The Citadel, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EA








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:


Confidential Annex to Agenda Item 5 (Proposed New Chief Officer Structure) on the grounds that it contains 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 22 January 2024.




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 Tuesday, 19 March 2024.


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 - 34)


This report follows on from the previous report received by the committee during the meeting of 22 January 2024, and sets out a final proposal for the senior officer restructure together with full financial analysis and business case proposals, following extensive consultation.




6.         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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