Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary Meeting, Council - Monday, 29th July, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: The Preston Room, Woodgate Chambers, Woodgate, Loughborough

Items
No. Item

32.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Baines, J. Bradshaw, Ranson, Shepherd and Tillotson, and from Honorary Alderman Stott.

 

33.

Disclosures of Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Minutes:

No disclosures were made.

 

34.

Business Reserved to Council

34.1

Amended Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 83 KB

A report of the Monitoring Officer seeking approval for an in-year amendment to the Pay Policy Statement for 2019/20 in light of recommendations from the Personnel Committee to make changes to the salary arrangements for the Chief Executive post.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Executive left the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

A report of the Monitoring Officer seeking approval for an in-year amendment to the Pay Policy Statement for 2019/20 in light of recommendations from the Personnel Committee to make changes to the salary arrangements for the Chief Executive post was submitted.

 

In response to a question the Leader stated that a more structured personal development review process would be in place for the new Chief Executive.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Morgan and seconded by Councillor Barkley and

 

RESOLVED

 

  1. That the amended Pay Policy Statement for 2019/20, attached at Annex B to the report (together with the supplementary agenda item) and incorporating the recommendations of the Personnel Committee regarding changes to the salary arrangements for the Chief Executive post, be approved to come into effect from 1st August 2019.

 

  1. That the current postholder’s salary be approved at the highest point of the new salary grade for the Chief Executive post (CEX4: £140,000 per annum) with effect from 1st August 2019 until his employment with the Council comes to an end.

 

Reasons

 

  1. To adopt the recommendations of the Personnel Committee regarding changes to the salary arrangements for the Chief Executive post in accordance with the requirements of section 39 of the Localism Act 2011 regarding in-year amendments to the Pay Policy Statement.

 

  1. To make suitable arrangements for the current postholder within the amended salary grade for the Chief Executive post, based on his experience and length of service.   

 

The Chief Executive returned to the meeting.

34.2

Appointment of the Head of Paid Service (Chief Executive) pdf icon PDF 76 KB

A report of the Monitoring Officer seeking approval to formally offer the position of Head of Paid Service (Chief Executive) to the successful candidate as recommended by the Member Appointment Panel, following a recruitment process.

 

 

Minutes:

A report of the Monitoring Officer seeking approval to formally offer the position of Head of Paid Service (Chief Executive) to the successful candidate as recommended by the Member Appointment Panel following a recruitment process, was submitted.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Morgan, seconded by Councillor Miah and

 

RESOLVED 

 

  1. That the position of Head of Paid Service (Chief Executive) be formally offered to Mr Robert Mitchell at a starting salary of grade CEX1 (£125,000 per annum), and subject to completion of the Council’s standard pre-employment checks.

 

  1. Delegated authority be given to the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to finalise a start date for Mr Mitchell after the required pre-employment checks have been satisfactorily completed.

 

  1. Mr Mitchell also be appointed as Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer with effect from the commencement of his employment with the Council.

 

Reasons

 

  1. To reflect the unanimous recommendation of the Member Appointment Panel the Mr Mitchell should be offered the appointment following the recruitment process.

 

  1. To ensure that a start date can be agreed expeditiously.

 

  1. To confirm Mr Mitchell’s appointment to the other statutory positions fulfilled by the Head of Paid Service (Chief Executive).