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MINUTES of a Meeting of the Personnel Committee held in the Ceremony Room, Richmond House, Richmond Park, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough on Wednesday 8 September 2021 at 7.00pm
Councillor Kenneth Woolley (Chairman)
Councillor Matt Boles – ex officio
Councillor Tim Davies
Councillor Sally Loates
Councillor Pat O’Connor
Councillor Keith Panter
Councillor Denise Schofield
Rachel Allbones Deputy Clerk & RFO
Sean Alcock Operations Manager
1. TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Richard Craig – ex officio
Councillor Baptiste Velan
2. TO RECEIVE MEMBERS’ DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor O’Connor declared a personal interest in agenda item 8 as he wrote the report.
3. MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING (Paper A)
i. Minutes of the meeting of Personnel Committee held Thursday 15 July 2021
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Personnel Committee meeting held on Thursday 15 July 2021 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
Note: Councillor Panter abstained from voting on the above resolution.
4. HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY (Paper B)
Committee considered the reviewed Health and Safety policy.
RESOLVED to approve the reviewed Health and Safety policy.
5. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
Due to the confidential nature, members RESOLVED to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the next four items in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.
6. GROUNDS MAINTENANCE UPDATE AND RECRUITMENT (Paper C)
Committee received and noted an update on the Grounds Maintenance team, recruitment and current staff member probation.
RESOLVED that; –
7. ADMIN SUPPORT OFFICER POST
Committee discussed the benefits of early appointment of a full time Admin Support Officer.
The Committee noted the current Admin Support Officer was no longer imminently leaving, so didn’t feel it was appropriate to appoint to the post early.
Committee considered potentially changing the current Admin Support Officer role, title and salary.
RESOLVED that: –
8. COUNCIL REVIEW (Paper D)
Committee considered the report from Councillor O’Connor.
Having discussed the document and noted it, the Committee thanked Councillor O’Connor for his time and thoroughness in providing the Council with a comprehensive working document.
9. STAFFING REQUESTS (Papers E & F)
Committee considered requests received from two employees
The Committee discussed the requests. It was unanimously agreed that the additional work undertaken in the absence of the Clerk was sincerely appreciated and the staff requests be duly considered. Having taken advice from HR it was agreed to take the matter to Full Council for consideration.
The meeting concluded at 8.36pm