Agenda, decisions and minutes


Special Executive, Executive
Monday 15 July 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

Contact: Natasha Clark, Democratic and Elections  Email: natasha.clark@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221589

Media

Items
No. Item

24.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest that they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

25.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

26.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

 

27.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

28.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following report contains exempt information as defined in the following paragraphs of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.

 

1 – Information relating to any individual

 

2 – Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual

 

3 – Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

4 – Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.

 

Members are reminded that whilst the following item has been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider it in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.

 

No representations have been received from the public requesting that this item be considered in public.

 

Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to pass the following recommendation:

 

“That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the ground that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part 1, Paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman advised the Committee that it had been anticipated the subsequent agenda item would be restricted, however in drafting the report officers had determined that this was not required. It was therefore not necessary to exclude the press and public.

29.

Joint Senior Leadership Posts pdf icon PDF 116 KB

** Please note this exempt report will follow as it is currently being reviewed and finalised **

 

Exempt report of Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the proposed change to the Senior Management Structure be endorsed.

 

(2)          That the proposals to appoint two senior joint posts so as to facilitate further joint working between Oxfordshire County Council  and Cherwell District Council be noted.

 

(3)          That the Joint Shared Services and Personnel Committee be requested to convene as soon as practicable to approve the proposed management structure and to proceed with the recruitment and appointment of the most suitable candidate.

 

(4)          That the salary package for two Joint Corporate Director roles be approved.

Minutes:

The Deputy Director – Human Resources submitted a report to consider proposed changes to the Senior Management structure and the creation of joint Leadership roles between Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council. 

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the proposed change to the Senior Management Structure be endorsed.

 

(2)            That the proposals to appoint two senior joint posts so as to facilitate further joint working between Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council be noted.

 

(3)            That the Joint Shared Services and Personnel Committee be requested to convene as soon as practicable to approve the proposed management structure and to proceed with the recruitment and appointment of the most suitable candidate.

 

(4)            That the salary package for two Joint Corporate Director roles be approved.

 

Reasons

 

The recommendations in this report seek to address immediate issues in the CDC and OCC management team and build the opportunity to further develop and enhance the skills and capacity of the joint senior leadership team for both authorities.

 

Alternative options

 

Option 1: Not to agree the proposed senior leadership changes and creation of joint leadership posts. This is rejected as the recommendations for a new structure seek to stabilise the senior management arrangements at CDC and OCC.