Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee - Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: committee.services@tmbc.co.uk

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Items
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PART 1 - PUBLIC

GP 21/16

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Members in any doubt about such declarations are advised to contact Legal or Democratic Services in advance of the meeting

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

GP 21/17

Minutes pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of General Purposes Committee held on 23 March 2021

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on 23 March 2021 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers

GP 21/18

Transitional Working Arrangements for Covid-19 Recovery Policy pdf icon PDF 220 KB

This report proposes a fundamental review of the Council’s existing Homeworking Policy (Annex 1) and presents for member consideration a new policy to replace this in Annex 2 entitled Transitional Working Arrangements for Covid-19 Recovery (including Homeworking and Hybrid Working).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive proposed a fundamental review of the Council’s existing Homeworking Policy (Annex 1) and presented for Member consideration a new policy to replace this in Annex 2 entitled Transitional Working Arrangements for Covid-19 Recovery (including Homeworking and Hybrid Working).

 

During consideration, Members challenged the robustness of IT systems for home working, the effectiveness of the customer base and the retention of some office based working.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)        the Transitional Working Arrangements for Covid-19 Recovery Policy and Procedure (including Homeworking and Hybrid Working), as set out in Annex 2 to the report, be endorsed.

 

(2)        the Transitional Working Arrangements for Covid-19 Recovery Policy and Procedure (including Homeworking and Hybrid Working) as set out in Annex 2 to the report be commended to Council for adoption.

Matters submitted for Information

GP 21/19

Gender Pay Gap 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 424 KB

This report summarises the legislative context for gender pay gap reporting, and incorporates the outcomes of the Council’s gender pay gap analysis for 2019-2020.

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Central Services summarised the legislative context for gender pay gap reporting and incorporated the outcomes of the Council’s gender pay gap analysis for 2019-20.

 

RESOLVED: That the report be received and noted.

Matters for consideration in Private

GP 21/20

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.

Minutes:

The Chairman moved, it was seconded and

 

RESOLVED:  That as public discussion would disclose exempt information, the following matters be considered in private.

PART 2 - PRIVATE

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers

GP 21/21

Establishment Changes

This report sets out for Members’ approval a number of establishment changes recommended by Management Team.  Members should note that, in accordance with adopted conventions, all of the savings/costs referred to in this report reflect the salary at the top of the scale/grade plus associated on costs.

Minutes:

(Reasons: LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 1 – Information relating to an individual).

 

The report of the Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive set out for approval a number of establishment changes arising from the ongoing operational management of the Borough Council’s services.

 

RESOLVED: That the proposals and establishment adjustments set out in the report be endorsed as follows:

 

(1)                                        the regrading of the 22.5 hours per week post of Private Sector Housing Initiatives Officer DV0907 from scale 6/SO to SO/M9 to be backdated to 1 January 2021;

(2)                                        the establishment of a new full-time role of Senior Development Obligations Officer SO with immediate effect;

(3)                                        the redesignation of the existing post of Senior Planning Technician DJ0321 to Development Obligations Officer;

(4)                                        the hours of the part time post of Principal Planning Officer DJ0318 (M8) be increased from 22.5 to 24 hours per week with immediate effect;

(5)                                        the establishment of a 2-year fixed term full time post of Senior Planning Officer M9 with immediate effect;

(6)                                        the increase in the hours of post DJ0140 Landscape Officer M9 from 22.5 to 37 per week with immediate effect; and

(7)                                        the deletion of the 2 full time scale 3/4 posts of Apprenticeship Planner DJ0171 and DJ0172 from the Establishment.