Personnel Committee - Tuesday 31 January 2023 2.30 pm

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

Contact: Aaron Hetherington, Democratic and Elections  Email:, 01295 221534


No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitute Members

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Declarations of Interest

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

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Petitions and Requests to Address the Meeting

The Chairman to report on any requests to submit petitions or to address the meeting.


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Urgent Business

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


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 17 November 2022.

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Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.


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Policy Updates pdf icon PDF 361 KB

Report of Chief Executive


Purpose of report


To seek approval from the Personnel Committee on proposed changes to existing HR policies.




The meeting is recommended:


1.1       to review and approve the following policies for implementation:


-       Annual Leave and Bank Holiday Policy

-       Compassionate Leave Policy

-       Court Attendance Policy

-       Employee Code of Conduct

-       Statutory Officer Disciplinary and Dismissal Procedure


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Gender Pay Gap pdf icon PDF 359 KB

Report of Chief Executive


Purpose of report


To provide the Personnel Committee with the latest Gender Pay Gap report for information.




The meeting is recommended:


1.1       to review the latest Gender Pay Gap report provided for information.


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Workforce Profile Statistics pdf icon PDF 367 KB

Report of Chief Executive


Purpose of report


To provide the Personnel Committee with an update on Cherwell District Council’s workforce including KPIs for measuring staff well-being and to highlight the actions officers are taking to address any issues




The meeting is recommended:


1.1       to review and note the workforce data for Quarter 3 of 2022/23 provided in Appendix one.


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Exclusion of the Public and Press

The following reports contain 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(s) have been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider each of them 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.


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


“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business, on the grounds that they could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 3 and 4 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”


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Property Restructure

Exempt report of Corporate Director Resources