Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Extraordinary meeting, Cabinet - Monday, 18 November 2019 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Ian Senior  03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Cabinet members. 

Minutes:

There were no Apologies for Absence.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Announcements

Minutes:

There were no announcements.

4.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(a)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act).

 

Paragraph 1 refers to information relating to any individual.

 

Paragraph 2 refers to information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

 

Paragraph 4 refers to information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated 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.

 

 

Minutes:

By affirmation, Cabinet resolved that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of item 5 (Senior Management Restructure) in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(a)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act).

 

Paragraph 1 refers to information relating to any individual.

 

Paragraph 2 refers to information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

 

Paragraph 4 refers to information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated 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.

5.

Senior Management Restructure

Decision:

Cabinet

 

a.    noted the feedback from the Employment and Staffing Committee meeting held on 14 November 2019;

 

b.    approved the proposed structure and noted the outline process set out in the report from the Chief Executive, starting with a 30-day consultation with those staff directly affected; and

 

c.     delegated authority to the Head of Paid Service (the Chief Executive) to make minor amendments to the structure where necessary, following the 30-day consultation, in consultation with Chair of the Employment and Staffing Committee and the Leader of the Council.

Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report from the Chief Executive.

 

The Chief Executive verbally summarised the briefing sessions that had taken place and gave a verbal report on discussion that took place at the Employment and Staffing Committee meeting held on 14 November 2019.

 

Referring to the drivers for change highlighted in the report, Councillor Dr. Douglas de Lacey requested that the talents of every individual should be rewarded, and that staff should feel valued. The Chief Executive agreed with this point.

 

The Leader thanked the Chief Executive for the purposeful way in which the restructure had been conducted.

 

Cabinet

 

a.    noted the verbal feedback from the Employment and Staffing Committee meeting held on 14 November 2019;

 

b.    approved the proposed structure and noted the outline process set out in the report from the Chief Executive, starting with a 30-day consultation with those staff directly affected; and

 

c.     delegated authority to the Head of Paid Service (the Chief Executive) to make minor amendments to the structure where necessary, following the 30-day consultation, in consultation with Chair of the Employment and Staffing Committee and the Leader of the Council.