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Personnel Committee

February 14 @ 19:00 - 21:00

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2024-02-14 Public Papers as sent PE

Agenda & meeting papers can be accessed in the PDF pack above once available. 

Committee meetings will be held in the Reading Room at Richmond House, Richmond Park, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough. Public and press are welcome to attend.

Committee members:
Councillor Sean Brennan, Councillor Caz Davies, Councillor Richard Craig, Councillor Dennis Dannatt, Councillor Richard Doy, Councillor Paul Key, Councillor Stuart Morley, Councillor James Plastow, Councillor Kenneth Woolley

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Personnel Committee which will be held on Wednesday 14 February 2024 commencing at 7:00pm in the meeting room, Richmond House, Richmond Park, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough, DN21 2RJ and your attendance at such meeting is hereby requested to transact the following business.


PC24/086  Apologies for Absence
To note apologies for absence.

PC24/087  Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.

PC24/088  Dispensation Requests
To consider any dispensation requests received by the Town Clerk in relation to personal and/or disclosable pecuniary interests, not previously recorded.

PC24/089  Items for Exclusion of Public and Press
To determine which items on the agenda, if any, require the exclusion of public and press under the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 1 (2) and resolve to exclude public and press for these items.

PC24/090  Minutes of the Previous Meeting
To receive the minutes of the previous Personnel Committee meeting and resolve to sign these as a true and accurate record.
Paper A Wednesday 17 January 2024 (pages 4 to 6)

PC24/091  Whistle Blowing and Confidential Reporting Policy
To review and adopt the Whistle Blowing and Confidential Reporting Policy.
Paper B (pages 7 to 13)
Current policies at page 69 https://gainsborough-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Staff_Handbook.pdf and https://gainsborough-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Confidential-Reporting-Policy-200108.pdf

PC24/092  Equality and Diversity Policy
To review and adopt the Equality and Diversity Policy.
Paper C (pages 14 to 20)
Current policy at page 33 https://gainsborough-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Staff_Handbook.pdf

PC24/093  Dignity at Work Policy
To review and adopt the Equality and Diversity Policy.
Paper D (pages 21 to 33)
The Dignity at Work Policy will replace the ‘Bullying and Harassment’ Policy at page 41 https://gainsborough-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Staff_Handbook.pdf

PC24/094  Staff Management Matter
To consider an update on a staff performance management matter.
Exclusion of Public and Press recommended due to personal nature of discussion.
Paper E (pages 34 to 53)

PC24/095  Staff Structure Review
To consider potential changes to the staffing structure.
Exclusion of Public and Press recommended due to personal nature of discussion.
Paper F
(pages 54 to 59)

PC24/096  Interim Town Clerk trial
To consider trial of the Interim Town Clerk and make recommendation to Full Council.
Exclusion of Public and Press recommended due to personal nature of discussion.
Paper G (pages 60 to 61)

PC24/097  Items for Notification
To receive any items for notification to be included on a future agenda (for information only)

  • Sickness Absence Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy Review
  • Maternity Leave Policy Review
  • Paternity Leave Policy Review
  • Shared Parental Leave Policy Review
  • Adoption Leave Policy Review
  • Parental Bereavement Policy Review
  • Staff Policy reviews
  • Electronic Information and Communication Systems Policy
  • HR Management Software

PC24/098  Time and Date of Next Meeting
To note the date and time of the next Personnel Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 7:00pm.

Rachel Allbones
Interim Town Clerk
Richmond House
Thursday, 08 February 2024


February 14
19:00 - 21:00
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Richmond House
Richmond House, Richmond Park
GAINSBOROUGH, Lincolnshire DN21 2RJ United Kingdom
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