Contact: Hannah Stevenson 01344 352308
To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute members.
Election of Chairman
Councillor Leake has been nominated Chairman for the 2020/21 municipal
Appointment of Vice-Chairman
Councillor Allen has been nominated Vice-Chairman for the 2020/21 municipal
Appointment of Sub and Advisory Groups
Education Employment - Sub Committee of Employment Committee
Conservative (6) Labour (1)
Allen (Chairman Elect) Neil
Wade (Vice-Chairman Elect)
Non-voting Members of the Teachers Associations:
David Allais (UNISON)
Graham Jackson (NASUWT)
Gregory Wilton (NUT)
Asia Allison (GMB)
Conservative (3) Labour (3)
Personnel Appeals Panel – Sub Committee of Employment Committee
Five Councillors drawn from the Employment Committee in the first instance as follows:
• At least one Executive Member and one opposition Member
• Three other Members
• Up to three substitutes per political group(s)
Members must not have had any previous involvement in the matter being considered.
Chief Executive to agree the appointments in accordance with the wishes of the political group(s)
Local Joint Committee, Consultative Committee of Employment Committee
Leake (Chairman elect)
Staff side representatives
David Allais (Unison)
Nikki Dancey (GMB)
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.
Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.
Any Member with an affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting. There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12 February 2020.
Urgent Items of Business
Any other items which, pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.
A verbal update from the Chairman of the Local Joint Committee and the Chairman of the Education Employment Sub Committee.
Attached are the terms of reference for the Employment Committee, Education Employment Sub Committee and the Local Joint Committee.
A report outlining new legislation introduced in April 2020 in relation to the death of a child. The Committee is asked to consider and agree the recommendation to adopt an enhanced allowance for all staff rather than the statutory minimum allowance for staff with the statutory qualifying length of service.
Challenges and Successes during Covid19
To receive a presentation highlighting challenges and successes of altered ways of working through the pandemic based on Managers’ feedback.
To receive a presentation highlighting the introduction and results of a staff Wellbeing Survey. The survey is proposed to run for the duration of 2020 as an additional tool to ensure the Council has regular feedback from staff across the council which will inform support and recovery planning.
Exclusion of Public and Press
To consider the following motion:
That pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and having regard to the public interest, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of the following item which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of that Act:
(3) Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person.
Report outlining staff furloughed under the Job Retention Scheme.