Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Room 6, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Contact: Clare Bryant 

Items
No. Item

94.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.

95.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Council are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests relevant to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

From Senior Officers present – subject to the items being discussed.

96.

DISMISSAL PROCEDURE FOR SECTION 151 AND MONITORING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To receive a report from Tony Gilling, Assistant Director Human Resources

Minutes:

RECEIVED a briefing paper on the dismissal process for Section 151 Officer and Monitoring Officer.

 

NOTED that:

 

1.    The committee were asked to agree whether the dismissal procedure for Chief Executives should be applied where the Council is considering disciplinary action against either the Section 151 Officer or Monitoring Officer. The Committee were advised that should they agree, a report to Full Council would be required.

2.    The Chief Officer’s Handbook is currently being reviewed and updated and will advise that the procedure for Chief Executives should be used where disciplinary action against either the Section 151 officer or Monitoring Officer is to be carried out.

3.    The revised Chief Officer’s handbook will be available in the next few weeks

 

AGREED to defer a decision to the October meeting of the Committee to consider the guidance in the Chief Officer’s Handbook and whether the Council’s own procedures offered sufficient safeguards to these two post holders.

 

 

97.

EXIT PAY PROPOSALS pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To receive a report from Tony Gilling, Assistant Director Human Resources

Minutes:

RECEIVED a briefing paper on proposed reductions in exit packages

 

NOTED that:

1.    The paper contained a further update on proposed reductions in public sector exit packages and an analysis of how the Council’s redundancy payments scheme compares.

2.    The statutory requirements relating early access to pensions and pension ‘top-ups’ is likely to be challenged by the trade unions.

3.    The regulations are likely to be implemented in the Autumn.

 

AGREED to note the update provided and wait to receive confirmation of the enactment of the regulations before conducting a review of the Council’s exit payments schemes.

 

98.

PILOT SCHEME FOR THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR APPRAISAL PROCESS pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To receive a template detailing Council objectives for 2017/18

Minutes:

RECEIVED a report on the pilot scheme for Directors and Assistant Directors Performance Appraisal process for 2017/18.

 

NOTED that:

1.    The pilot scheme will ensure that a more rounded reflection of each individual is obtained.   

2.    The scheme will include assessment of the officer’s performance against corporate and service objectives and how they have utilised their competencies to deliver priorities.

 

AGREED that a progress report will be provided during the period of the pilot scheme

 

99.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND LAW AND GOVERNANCE EVALUATIONS pdf icon PDF 282 KB

To receive the job evaluation report and job descriptions from Tony Gilling, Assistant Director Human Resources

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECEIVED the job evaluation report and job descriptions for the Director of Finance and Director of Law and Governance. 

 

NOTED that:

1.    There was a need to create a job description that attracted an appropriate salary. The posts have been externally evaluated by Korn Ferry and the grades are in recognition that both posts have a wider portfolio and act as a second in command in their respective departments. A further consideration is the complexity of their roles in respect of the governance and finance of the Council’s trading companies.

2.    Confirmation was provided that the legal post would be titled Director of Law and Governance. 

3.    A comment was received that the job description for the Director of Law and Governance lacks a clear reference that the post holder will be the principal legal officer of the London Borough of Enfield.

4.    It was confirmed that the Recruitment Consultants are aware of the Council’s requirements and this will be further reiterated within the technical assessment.

5.    It was noted that the finance post has been hard to fill in the past.

 

AGREED the evaluations and the designation of the posts at the Director level.

 

 

100.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To agree the minutes of the last Remuneration Committee held on 31st January 2017

Minutes:

AGREED that the minutes of the meeting held on 31st January 2017 be

 approved.

 

101.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Wednesday 11th October 2017, 7.00pm, Room 1

Minutes:

Wednesday 11th October 2017, 7.00pm, Room 1.

102.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider, if necessary, passing a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 excluding the press and public from the meeting for the item of business listed in Part 2 of the agenda on the grounds that it will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in those paragraphs of Part 1 Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information)(Variation) Order 2006), as are listed on the agenda (Please note there is not a Part 2 agenda)