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Agenda and minutes

Venue: County Hall, Trowbridge

Contact: Roger Bishton 

Items
No. Item

47.

Apologies

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Cllr Ian Thorn.

48.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

To confirm the  Part 1 minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2019 (copy attached).

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To approve and sign the Part I minutes of the last meeting held on 25 November 2019.

49.

Declaration of Interests

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at the meeting.

50.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

51.

Public Participation

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.

 

Statements

If you would like to make a statement at this meeting on any item on this agenda, please register to do so at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Up to 3 speakers are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes each on any agenda item. Please contact the officer named on the front of the agenda for any further clarification.

 

Questions

To receive any questions from members of the public or members of the Council received in accordance with the constitution.

 

Those wishing to ask questions are required to give notice of any such questions in writing to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on Thursday 12 December 2019 in order to be guaranteed of a written response. In order to receive a verbal response questions must be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday 16 December 2019. Please contact the officer named on the front of this agenda for further advice. Questions may be asked without notice if the Chairman decides that the matter is urgent.

 

Details of any questions received will be circulated to Committee members prior to the meeting and made available at the meeting and on the Council’s website.

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present.

52.

Appointments following Senior Management Restructure

A report by the Director, Human Resources & organisational Development is attached, which includes:-

 

Appendix 1 – New Senior Leadership Structure

Appendix 4 – Role description of Chief Executive Officer – People

Appendix 5 – Role description of Chief Executive Officer Place

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by the Director, Human Resources & Organisational Development, which presented the Committee with proposed candidates recommended for appointment into the following posts on the grounds of suitable alternative employment:

 

·         Chief Executive Officer – People

·         Chief Executive Officer – Place

 

It was noted that at its meeting on 19 November 2019, Cabinet had approved a proposal to change the senior officer structure at tier 1 in order to reduce the number of Executive Directors from three to two with a change in job title to Chief Executive Officer, with one responsible for People services and one for Place services. The rationale for the proposal was aimed to place an increased focus on People and Place and to ensure that the two Executive Directors would both have the capacity and resilience to enable more focus on strategic planning and less focus on strategic delivery and operational oversight.  

 

After some discussion,

 

Resolved:

 

To approve appointments to the following posts:

 

·         Chief Executive Officer – People

·         Chief Executive Officer - Place

53.

Urgent Items

Any other items of business, which, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered as a matter of urgency. Urgent items of a confidential nature may be considered under Part II of this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

54.

Exclusion of the Public

To consider passing the following resolution:-

 

To agree that in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the public from the meeting for the business specified in Item Nos. 9 & 10 because it is likely that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information to the public.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To agree that in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the public from the meeting for the business specified in Minute Nos. 55 & 56 because it is likely that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information to the public.

55.

Minutes

To confirm the Part 2 (confidential) minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2019. (copy attached)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To confirm and sign the Part 2 (confidential) minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2019.

56.

Appointments following Senior Management Restructure (continued)

The following appendices are attached:-

 

Appendix 2 – Appointment of Chief Executive Officer, People

Appendix 3 – Appointment of Chief Executive Officer, Place

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

On considering confidential reports by the Director, Human Resources & Organisational Development,

 

Resolved:

 

To make appointments to the following posts as follows, with effect from 13 January 2020:

 

·         Chief Executive Officer (People) – Mr Terence Herbert

 

·         Chief Executive Officer (Place) – Mr Alistair Cunningham

 

These appointments would be subject to consultation with the Leader and Cabinet Members in accordance with Paragraph 5(2) of the Officer Employment Procedure Rules.

 

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