To receive and consider reports, minutes and recommendations of the Staffing Committee.
To confirm the minutes as a true record.
Resolved:- That the reports, recommendations and minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Committee be adopted.
Mover:- Councillor Alam Seconder:- Councillor Read
To consider proposals to recruit a Director of Public Health.
Consideration was given to a report which set out the process for the recruitment of a new Director of Public Health following the current postholder’s notice of her intention to retire in October 2020.
It was reported that the post of Director of Public Health was a statutory function under the Health and Social Care Act, which required local authorities, acting jointly with the Secretary of State for Health, to appoint an individual responsible for its public health functions. It was further reported that the postholder would continue to lead the public health team, within the Adult Care Housing and Public Health Directorate.
It was recommended that the Council be asked to approve an amendment to the Pay Policy Statement to reflect the revised remuneration package for the position, using a previously agreed formula for market supplements for Assistant Director level posts within the authority.
Members sought assurances in respect of the timescales for recruitment and it was explained that any gap between the current post holder leaving and the new Director commencing in role would see a Director of Public Health from a neighbouring authority providing oversight of the function in the interim.
1. That the request to fill the vacant post of Director of Public Health be approved.
2. That the recruitment process be referred to the Advisory Appointments Committee to make the appointment.
3. That the variation to the remuneration package of the Director of Public Health be approved.
4. That Council be recommended to approve the amendment to the Pay Policy Statement to reflect the revised remuneration package.