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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Forli Room

Contact: Philippa Turvey; Senior Governance Officer 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Nadeem and Councillor Cereste.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

At this point Members must declare whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest, or other interest, in any of the items on the agenda, unless it is already entered in the register of members’ interests or is a “pending notification “ that has been disclosed to the Solicitor to the Council.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Minutes of the Meetings Held On:

3a

20 November 2014 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2014 were agreed as a true and accurate record.

 

3b

4 December 2014 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2014 were agreed as a true and accurate record.

 

4.

Senior Management Restructure - Phase Two: Proposed Job Description and Job Evaluation Process pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented a report to the Committee which detailed the proposed job descriptions and job evaluation process for those posts which formed part of the senior management restructure - phase two.

 

            The report sought the Committee’s approval for the proposed job descriptions for the newly created and redesignated posts. It also provided an opportunity for the Committee to ensure that all the roles had job descriptions which accurately reflected the work undertaken and the standards expected of the post holder.

 

            Corporate Director: People and Communities

 

The Committee was advised that the role of Corporate Director: People and Communities held the statutory responsibility for adults and childrens’ social care, and community safety. As a result the Independent Chair of the Peterborough Children’s Local Safeguarding Board had reviewed the job description and found that safeguarding measures were considered to be robust.

 

In response to a question raised by a member of the Committee the Chief Executive clarified that, subject to the approval of the job descriptions, Full Council at its meeting on 28 January 2015 would determine which pay band each position would be allocated. The Employment Committee would then be able to determine where, within the band, each successful candidate would be assigned.

 

            The Committee was advised that the job descriptions had been written by the Human Resources Advisor using a standard template to ensure consistency and to facilitate the evaluation process, with the input of the Chief Executive. The job descriptions had subsequently been reviewed and approved by the Chief Executive, in consultation with the relevant directors, prior to submission to the Employment Committee for approval.

 

A motion was proposed and seconded to accept the proposed job description for the newly created post of Corporate Director: People and Communities. This motion was carried unanimously.

           

RESOLVED that the Employment Committee agreed the proposed job description for the newly created post of Corporate Director: People and Communities.

 

            Reasons for the decision:

 

            The proposed changes were to ensure the Council operated within frameworks that were lawful, best practice, transparent and consistent.

 

Service Director: Adults and Communities and Service Director: Children’s Services

 

In response to a question raised by a member of the Committee the Chief Executive explained that the role of Director of Public Health had been incorporated with the Corporate Management Team. As such, public health matters would be integrated into all the services of the Council, not just the Adults and Communities service. Additionally, public health was included in the Commissioning Department in order to achieve a holistic approach to providing for the Council’s needs.

 

A motion was proposed and seconded to accept the proposed job descriptions for the newly created posts of Service Director: Adults and Communities and Service Director: Children’s Services. This motion was carried unanimously.

           

RESOLVED that the Employment Committee agreed the proposed job descriptions for the newly created posts of Service Director: Adults and Communities and Service Director: Children’s Services.

 

            Reasons for the decision:

 

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