Agenda and draft minutes

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No. Item

PER 19/6

Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Felicity Wilson.


PER 19/7

Minutes of the Meeting held on 25 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 52 KB


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 June 20198 be agreed, subject to Councillor Peter Tyson being shown as an apology.


PER 19/8

Organisation Change Restructures


The Human Resources Manager provided the Panel with an update following the restructure of Senior Management, which was discussed at the last meeting and approved by Council on 25 June 2019. All Corporate Leadership Team members had been assimilated into roles.

The Head of Commercial Services role had been advertised and interviews for that post would be taking place later this week.


During the discussion that followed, Councillor Jackie Bowman asked if a new structure chart could be circulated to Member


RESOLVED:- that the Organisation Change Restructures update be received and noted.

PER 19/9

Aim High Presentation


As requested by the Panel at the 25 June 2019 meeting, the Human Resources Manager made a short presentation on the Aim High process.


It was noted that the Aim High process was implemented in 2018 and following feedback received, some initial lessons had been learned. An ‘Aim Higher’ process would be implemented as we moved into 2020.


During the following discussion, Councillors asked about Absenteeism, whether employees could apply for another internal role, even if they had no experience in that area and about ROCK (Retention Of Critical Knowledge).


RESOLVED:- that the Aim High presentation be received and noted.  

PER 19/10

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Chair to move:

That under Section 100 (a) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the following items on grounds that, if they were present, there could be disclosed to them exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Act.



RESOLVED – that the press and public be excluded for the remaining item of business in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


PER 19/11

People Strategy


The Draft People Strategy was presented to the Panel by the Human Resources Manager, after which Members provided comment and feedback.


The panel was advised that their comments would be taken to the Corporate Leadership Team and an updated draft Strategy would come back to the Panel before being referred to Executive for approval.


RESOLVED:- that the Draft People Strategy be received and the comments made passed on to the Corporate Leadership Team.


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