Agenda and minutes

Joint Human Resources Committee - Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX. View directions

Contact: James Harris  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed new members to the Committee.

 

He also passed his thanks to the outgoing Chairman for the previous year.

2.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs P Davies, K Budden and Mrs G Robinson.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any Declarations of Interest.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

Confirmation of Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2019 (previously circulated):

 

http://havant.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=142&MId=10751&Ver=4

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Human Resources Committee held on 12 March 2019 be approved as a correct record.

5.

Mobile Phone Policy Update pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report which provided an update to the Mobile Phone Policy. The Head of Programmes, Redesign and Quality was invited to introduce the report and answer any questions from members.

 

The updated policies provided further guidance for staff on the use of mobile phones with the current IT provider and in line with GDPR regulations.

 

During the course of the debate, members requested assurance that the use of personal devices for Council business were covered within the policy.

 

Members were also informed that this Policy would be cross-referenced with a suite of new updated IT policies that would be presented to the Committee at future meetings.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee approved the update to the mobile phone policy subject to the following inclusion:

 

a)    Definition of ‘hand free’ usage.

6.

Appointment of the Chief Executive Role pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report which set out the procedure for the appointment of the Chief Executive Role. The Head of Organisational Development was invited to introduce the report and answer any questions from members.

 

RESOLVED that;

 

a)    The Joint Human Resources Committee will act as the appointment panel for the permanent Chief Executive role;

 

b)    The Joint Human Resources Committee adopt the recruitment process for the Chief Executive role as set out in paragraph 3.5 of the report; and

 

c)    Interim arrangements for the shared Chief Executive be extended until the permanent appointment to the shared Chief Executive role has been approved at each Full Council.

7.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item as:

 

a)    It was likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information of the descriptions specified in paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972; and

 

b)    In all circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

This item was considered to be exempt under Paragraph 1 – Information relating to any individual.

The meeting was adjourned at 4.38pm for a presentation from the Interim Chief Executive and to answer any questions from members.

The meeting was reconvened at 5.26pm

8.

Appointment of Chief Executive - Review of Evidence

Subject to the approval of the policy at item 6, the Joint Human Resource Committee to review all evidence provided and reach a decision on the suitability of the interim Chief Executive to the permanent Chief Executive role.

Minutes:

(This item was taken in camera)

 

The Committee reviewed the evidence provided in the Interim Chief Executive’s presentation in detail and considered the suitability of the Interim Chief Executive for the permanent Chief Executive role.

 

RESOLVED that

 

a)    Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council be recommended to appoint Gillian Kneller as Chief Executive;

 

b)    Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council be recommended to appoint Gillian Kneller as the Head of Paid Service; and

 

c)    East Hampshire District Council note the appointment of Gillian Kneller as Returning Officer.

 

The Committee then received and reviewed the draft report to each Council, reflecting their recommendations as above.

 

RESOLVED that the draft reports be agreed for submission to each Full Council, subject to the outcomes of the consultation with Cabinet members.