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September 2020
7 Members
Quorum: 3

Personnel Committee

Number Function of Committee
Column 1
Delegation of Function
Column 2

1

To recommend to Council the overall establishment/staffing structure and approval of additional posts

None – Final approval remains with council

2

To agree the pay and conditions of staff

Committee

3

To make recommendation to Council on Personnel Policies and Employee Handbook

Committee

4

Appointment of Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation to appoint Town Clerk to be endorsed by Council.

 

Selection for new Town Clerk, to be undertaken by a Recruitment Panel, comprising of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and one Personnel Committee Member.

 

Above spinal column point 22 to Committee

Appointment of other staff up to spinal column point 22 to Town Clerk in consultation with two members of the Committee.

Town Clerk for casual and temporary appointment to approved positions up to spinal column point 22.

Decision on whether to fill vacant positions is delegated to Clerk.

Decision on recruitment of consultants to Committee.

Decision on recruitment of agency staff to the Town Clerk.

5

Disciplinary matters under the Council’s Disciplinary Procedures

Personnel Committee in the case of the Town Clerk, with appeal to three Members of the Council who are not on the Personnel Committee.

Dismissal of Town Clerk to be ratified by Full Council

For all other staff, Town Clerk with appeal to Personnel Committee.

6

Determination of individual grading issues and job evaluation

Committee

7

Issues relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme as it affects individual employees and administration of retirement

Committee

Administration of retirement in case of permanent ill health, after appropriate medical advice via Cheshire Pensions

8

Approval of job descriptions and person specifications

Committee

9

Absence issues under the Council’s Attendance Management Policy and Guidelines.

Town Clerk except Committee in the case of Town Clerk

10

Manage the Appeals Procedure

 

Appeals Panel Formation

Appeals Panel

 

To be convened as required by:

The Chair of the Personnel Committee and either the Town Clerk or the Mayor. The Panel will comprise of three members that have had no prior involvement with the matter under appeal.

11

To place staff at the disposal of other local authorities for the purpose of joint arrangements or partnership working

Town Clerk except Committee in case of Town Clerk

12

Personal Development Plan, Performance Management and Appraisals – setting and reviewing.

Town Clerk, except Personnel Members Panel comprising of the Mayor and the Chair of the Personnel Committee in the case of Town Clerk.

13

Approval of Training and Development

Town Clerk in accordance with Budget

14

Line Management of the Town Clerk

Hierarchy:

  • Chair of the Personnel Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Personnel Committee

15

Assessment at the end of probationary period

Town Clerk except Committee in the case of Town Clerk

16

Issue contracts of employment

Town Clerk except Committee in the case of Town Clerk

17

Redundancy and Redeployment

Committee

18

Monitoring Policy in relation to employment

Committee

19

Approval of Officer Codes of Conduct

Council

20

Health and Safety

Committee for approval of Policy other than General Statement and Organisation which are reserved for Council.

21

Manage the Grievance Procedure

Town Clerk except Committee in the case of Town Clerk

22

Administration of other Personnel Procedures

Town Clerk except Committee in the case of Town Clerk

23

Consultation with the Trade Unions

Committee quarterly overview

Town Clerk for specific issues

24

Placement and Supervision of Volunteers

Town Clerk

25

To administer the child and Vulnerable Adult Policy

Town Clerk to administer

Committee to monitor

 

Definition of Strategic Overview
That part of an initiative or service which is considered necessary to define Policy and Budget.

Definition of Operational Management
That part of the service which is considered necessary in the delivery of an initiative or service which is within Policy and Budget.

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