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Decision details

Appointments to Chief Officer Posts in the Place and People Services Portfolios - Approval of Salary Packages

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The report provides details of the recruitment exercises being conducted in relation to certain Chief Officer posts within the Place and People Services Portfolios and seeks approval of those salary packages which are above £100,000.

 

The approval of such salary packages is a function reserved to full Council.  However, with the full Council meeting in January having been cancelled in the light of the current situation regarding Covid-19 cases, this decision is to be taken by the Chief Executive.

 

Decision:

That:-

 

(a)  the information contained in the report of the Director of Human Resources and Customer Services on the recruitment exercises for certain Chief Officer posts within the Place and People Services Portfolios, be noted; and

 

(b)  approval be given to the salary packages for the posts of Executive Directors of City Futures and of Operational Services, which are above £100,000.

 

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

The decision to approve the salary packages for the posts of Executive Directors of City Futures and of Operational Services, was to have been taken at the Council meeting on 12th January 2022.  In light of the current situation regarding the transmission of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, that Council meeting will not now take place.

 

In order not to delay the recruitment processes for the two Executive Director posts, it has been agreed with the Leaders of the political groups on the Council that the decision to approve the salary packages should be made by the Chief Executive using her Emergency and Urgency powers. Section 3.5.3 of Part 3 of the Constitution outlines the Chief Executive’s power to act in cases of emergency or urgency in respect of non-executive decisions.

 

Alternative options considered:

The alternative option, to seek the approval of the salary packages at the next meeting of full Council scheduled for 2nd February 2022, would have meant that the recruitment to two key posts in the Council would be delayed.

 

Publication date: 12/01/2022

Date of decision: 12/01/2022

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