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Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

11.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:

 

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

 

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

At this point in the meeting, Members were asked to declare if

they had any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests

that they might have had in the business on the agenda. None were declared.

12.

Exclusion of Press and Public

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

 

Annex A for Agenda Item 8 and Annexes A and B for Agenda Item 9 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 Private Document Pack the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).

Minutes:

Resolved: That the press and public be excluded from the

meeting during the consideration of annexes to Agenda Items 8 and 9 on the grounds that they contained 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).

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held on 21 June 2021.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee held on 21 June 2021 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.

14.

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 have changed to 2

working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the

management of public participation the meeting. The deadline for

registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Thursday 11 August

2021.

 

To register to speak please visit

www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online

registration form. If you have any questions about the registration

form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the

meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.

 

Webcasting of Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public

meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers

who have given their permission. The public meeting can be

viewed on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

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Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at

the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

 

15.

Appointment of Sub-Committee for appointment of Assistant Director, Children's Services pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Following the resignation of the current post holder this paper makes proposals to permanently recruit to the post of Assistant Director, Children’s Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered the proposal to makes create a sub-committee to permanently recruit to the post of Assistant Director,

Children’s Services. Members agreed to the creation of the sub-committee but requested that officers provide an update to Members of the Committee on the proportionality of the sub-committee and which groups would provide members before confirmation of Members were agreed. Discussion also took place around when a new Assistant Director would start, it was confirmed that officers would aim for an appointment to start in line with the exit of the current postholder, however, this would depend on the available start date of a successful candidate.

 

Resolved:

 

                          i.        Approved the filling of this post and remuneration package for the Assistant Director posts at a job evaluated salary of £73,488 to £81,644. Establish an Appointments Sub-Committee, subject to the confirmation proportionality for the Sub-Committee to be confirmed to Members of the Committee;

                        ii.        That a recruitment agency be engaged, as per the councils’ procurement rules, to support the appointments sub-committee with the recruitment and selection process. The remit for engagement and appointment to be agreed by the sub-committee;

                       iii.        The Appointments Sub-Committee be authorised to conduct the final interviews, select a successful candidate and make an offer of employment subject to the necessary employment procedures.

 

Reason:     To allow appointment to the Assistant Director post to be made.

16.

Work Plan pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider the Committee’s draft work plan for the municipal year 2021-22.

Minutes:

Members considered the Committee Work Plan for 2021/22 and noted the addition of a item covering the Guidance on Recommendation One of the City of York Council Action Plan relating to the Public Interest Report for the 20 September 2021 meeting.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         That the Committee Work Plan be noted with the addition of the Guidance on Recommendation One of the City of York Council Action Plan relating to the Public Interest Report for the 20 September 2021 meeting.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the committee has a planned programme of work in place.

 

 

17.

Redundancy pdf icon PDF 174 KB

This report advises the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee of the expenditure associated with the proposed dismissal of a number of employees on the grounds of redundancy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report which advised them of expenditure

associated with redundancies. Details of the proposals and their

implications were set out in the business cases in exempt Annexes A and B.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         That the expenditure associated with the proposed

redundancies as detailed in the report annexes be noted.

 

Reason:     So that the Committee has an overview of expenditure

associated with pension or exit discretions.

18.

Settlement Agreement pdf icon PDF 121 KB

This report advises the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee of the expenditure associated with the mutual termination of a member of staff’s contract and the provision of a settlement agreement.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report which advised them of expenditure

associated with the mutual termination of a member of staff’s contract and the provision of a settlement agreement. Details of the proposals and their implications were set out in the business cases in exempt Annex A.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Noted the expenditure associated with the dismissal on the ground of mutual agreement through the provision of a settlement agreement as detailed in the annex.

 

Reason:     In order to provide an overview of the expenditure.

 

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