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Agenda and draft minutes

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Note: This meeting will not be recorded. The minutes will reflect the business discussed. 

Items
No. Item

14.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor D Cook

15.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 101 KB

(To approve the minutes of the meetings held on the 29th March 2023 and the 14th November 2023)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 29th March 2023 and the 14th of November 2023 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor T Jay  and seconded by Councillor C Dean)

16.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

17.

HR Policies pdf icon PDF 61 KB

(Report of the Head of HR and OD)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report of the Head of HR and OD, updated members regarding the updating of three HR policies namely: Recruitment and Selection, Reservist and Secondment.

 

Resolved

that committee

 

 

1.

Formally approved policies for immediate implementation.

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor C Dean seconded by Councillor T Jay)

 

 

 

18.

Pay Policy 2023 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

(Report of the Head of HR and OD)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report of the Head of HR and OD details Tamworth Borough Council’s Pay Policy Statement (including the Council’s pay scale) so that statutory guidance as set out in Section 38 of the Localism Act is adhered to. In addition, the Gender Pay Gap report is also included for consideration and approval.

 

Resolved

that Committee:

 

 

1.

Approved the Policy Statement 2023 including the Gender Pay Gap report to be presented to Full Council for adoption and publication in line with the Localism Act 2011.

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor T Jay and seconded by C Dean)

 

 

 

19.

Appointment of a temporary Active Wellbeing Project Officer post & Active Wellbeing Engagement Officer pdf icon PDF 62 KB

(Report of the Assistant Director, Environment, Culture and Wellbeing)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report of the Assistant Director Environment, Culture and Wellbeing. Requested permission from the Committee to create two temporary posts. The first post being a fixed term one-year temporary Active Wellbeing Project Officer and the second, a fixed term two-year temporary Active Wellbeing Engagement Officer post. The Project Officer post is funded via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to increase levels of participation in sports and recreational activities and to improve the perception and number of users of facilities in the borough. The Engagement Officer post is funded via the Contain Outbreak Management Fund to improve and provide additional physically activity & wellbeing provision for the residents of Tamworth. Both posts will be instrumental in helping to address health inequity in the borough.

 

Resolved

that Committee:

 

 

1.

Agree to appoint a one-year fixed term Active Wellbeing Project Officer

 

 

2.

Agree to appoint a two-year fixed term Active Wellbeing Engagement Officer

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor T Jay  seconded by Councillor C Dean)

 

 

 

20.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider excluding the Press and Public from the meeting by passing the following resolution:-

 

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meeting and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, and Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public  interest in disclosing the information to the public”

 

At the time this agenda is published no representations have been received that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That members of the press and public be now excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and/or 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

 

(Moved by Councillor T Jay and seconded by Councillor S Dean)

 

21.

Staffing Report For Additional Disabled Adaptations Team Staff

(Report of the Head of Assets)

Minutes:

Report of the Head of Assets. To set out additions to the permanent staffing structure required for the effective and efficient delivery of disabled adaptations in Tamworth.

 

Resolved

that committee

 

 

1.

Approved the creation of the post

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Daniels seconded by Councillor P Turner)

 

 

 

22.

Equal Pay Audit

(Report of the Head of HR and OD)

Minutes:

Report of the Head of HR and OD. To update members on the recent Equal Pay Audit’s findings and proposed action plan.

 

Resolved

that Committee

 

 

1.

Endorsed the content of the report

 

 

2.

Approved the proposed actions.

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor P Turner and seconded by Councillor S Daniels)