Agenda and minutes

Personnel Board
Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1BN

Contact: Madeleine Shopland  Principal Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

15.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Alistair Auty and Pauline Jorgensen.

16.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 29 September 2016.

 

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 29 September 2016 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

17.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

18.

Public Question Time

To answer any public questions

 

A period of 30 minutes will be allowed for members of the public to ask questions submitted under notice.

 

The Council welcomes questions from members of the public about the work of this committee.

 

Subject to meeting certain timescales, questions can relate to general issues concerned with the work of the Committee or an item which is on the Agenda for this meeting.  For full details of the procedure for submitting questions please contact the Democratic Services Section on the numbers given below or go to www.wokingham.gov.uk/publicquestions

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

19.

Member Question Time

To answer any member questions

Minutes:

There were no Member questions received.

20.

Exclusion of the Public

That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act as appropriate.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act as appropriate.

21.

Shaping the Council of the Future

To receive a report regarding Shaping the Council of the Future.

Minutes:

Personnel Board considered an exempt report relating to Shaping the Council of the Future. The Board was informed that due to a change of circumstances a decision on recommendation 2, as set out in the report, was no longer required.

 

Andy Couldrick went through the report, which included options for the selection process for appointing tier 2 Officers to their posts, and following discussion Members agreed Option 3 which was the ‘slot in’ of existing directors into the new leadership team.  In coming to this decision Members recognised that all the current directors had previously been appointed to their current roles by the Personnel Board.

 

Members noted that one of the current Directors had declared their intention not to seek a role in the new structure and therefore the following appointments were approved with effect from 1 November 2016:

 

Chief Executive – Andy Couldrick;

Director of Corporate Services – Graham Ebers;

Director of People Services – Judith Ramsden;

Director of Customer and Locality Services – Heather Thwaites.

 

RESOLVED That:

1)        Option 3, to ‘slot in’ the existing Directors into the new leadership team, be approved as the selection process for tier 2 Officers;

 

2)        the following appointments to Chief Executive and the revised tier 2 posts, with effect from 1 November 2016, be approved:

 

Chief Executive – Andy Couldrick;

Director of Corporate Services – Graham Ebers;

Director of People Services – Judith Ramsden;

Director of Customer and Locality Services – Heather Thwaites.