Venue: Lakeview Room, County Hall
Apologies and Declarations of Interest
Election of Chairman
Mr S E Geraghty was elected Chairman.
Election of Vice-Chairman
Mr A P Miller was elected Vice-Chairman.
Confirmation of Minutes
To authorise the procedure for confirming and signing the Minutes of this meeting. It is recommended that the Minutes be circulated to Members of the Panel and be signed by the Chairman in light of any comments on their accuracy received within 7 days of their circulation.
RESOLVED: that the minutes of this meeting be circulated to Members of the Panel and be signed by the Chairman in the light of any comments on their accuracy received within 7 days of their circulation.
Exclusion of Press and Public
The Panel will be asked to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the following item as it is likely that exempt information relating to any individual will be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.
RESOLVED: that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item as it is likely that exempt information relating to any individual will be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.
Organisational Redesign - Management Arrangements
Summary of the proceedings during which the press and public were excluded (this is a fair summary of the proceedings and there are exempt minutes)
Proposals for Organisational Re-Design were approved by Full Council on 12 September 2019. Council also recommended that the Appointments etc Panel should give regard to the proposed Tier 1 to 3 posts being established at no more than the same level of pay/pay point and remuneration package as those postholders currently receive.
Evaluation and Remuneration
All chief officer roles have been evaluated by West Midlands Employers in accordance with the Council’s agreed approach. Evaluations were carried out on Thursday 12 September 2019. It was confirmed that:
the new Strategic Director roles were the same “job size” as previous Director roles, so no changes in grade or remuneration.
It was also confirmed that the following Assistant Director roles were evaluated as Band 1:
-Chief Financial Officer and s151 officer
-Economy, Major Projects and Waste
-Highways and Transport Operations
-Legal and Governance and Monitoring Officer
-Director of Public Health;
-Human Resources, Organisational Development and Engagement.
The following Assistant Director roles were evaluated as Band 2:
-Transformation and Commercial
In accordance with Council’s current pay policy, new external appointments would be advertised on a 35 / 37ths basis. The following 37-hour full time equivalent pay range would normally apply:
a) Strategic Director: £119,931 - £131,919
b) Assistant Director (Band 1): £87,621 – £96,510
c) Assistant Director (Band 2): £82,293 - £91,173.
Process of appointment
The Council’s HR policies and procedures will be applied to this process to ensure fairness. All Chief Officers will be consulted for a minimum of 30 days. A desk top “matching exercise” had been undertaken by reviewing the current job descriptions and person specifications and matching against posts within the new structure. As a result of this matching exercise one of the following will apply:
a) Where an existing post is matched to a new post along with an individual’s skills, experience, abilities, grade and current hours without the need for competitive selection as there is only one person suitable, they will be confirmed in post.
b) Where a post has been matched to more than one person this will be ring-fenced to those people and a competitive interview will take place to appoint.
c) Where there is not a match to a post within the new structure the individual will be at risk of redundancy and can apply for those posts which are considered ‘vacant’ at Chief Officer level.
d) Where placed at risk or in a “ring fence” situation, Chief Officers will be invited to apply for vacant post(s) or if they wish to be considered for voluntary redundancy. There may also be suitable posts within Tier 4.
e) All Chief Officers will undergo a development assessment against the Council’s Management Leadership competencies. Where there is a competitive recruitment process these assessments will be used as part of the recruitment process. Where Chief Officers ... view the full minutes text for item 1193.