Agenda and draft minutes

General Purposes Committee
Monday, 16th April, 2018 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

Items
No. Item

108.

Apologies for Absence

109.

Declarations of Interest

    To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the extract from the Standard Board Code of Conduct for Members, which forms part of the Declaration of Interest Form at the back of this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that Form and hand it to the Officer clerking the meeting.

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

110.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 47 KB

111.

Exclusion of public and press pdf icon PDF 83 KB

112.

Changes to Structure of East Kent Services

Minutes:

Members considered the recommendations relating to Chief Officer position that was agreed at the meeting of the East Kent Services (EKS) Committee held on 11 April 2018.

 

Madeline Homer, CEx advised Members about the outcome of the EKS Committee meeting and said that the specific recommendation agreed at the EKS meeting that was of relevance to the General Purposes Committee meeting was as detailed below:

 

“Changes outlined in the proposed restructure to include the removal of the existing Director of Shared Services position in favour of a lower graded role of Head of Shared Services.”

 

Ms Homer also advised the meeting that the staff consultation regarding the East Kent Services restructure had been completed. One comment was received and it related to a minor change to a job description.

 

Taking into consideration the decision made by the East Kent Services Committee above, Councillor Wells proposed and Councillor Bayford seconded that the Committee considered the recommendations relating to the Chief Officer post from the meeting of the East Kent Services Committee held on 11 April 2018 and agreed the following:

 

1.  To approve recommendation 2 in the EKS report in Annex 1 to the Committee report; which is “to remove the existing Director of Shared Services position in favour of a lower graded role of Head of Shared Services” and the changes to existing delegations that currently flow from those recommendations.