Agenda and draft minutes

Joint Staff Committee
Thursday, 17 January 2019 3.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 4, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB

Contact: Steven Corrigan, Democratic Services Manager 

Items
No. Item

11.

Election of vice-chairman

To elect a vice-chairman of the committee for the remainder of the 2018/19 municipal year.

 

Minutes:

David Nimmo-Smith was elected vice-chairman of the committee for the remainder of the 2018/19 municipal year.

12.

Declaration of interest

Minutes:

None.

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the committee’s meetings held on 18 June and 10 July 2018 (attached).

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to adopt and agree that the chairman sign as a correct record the minutes of the committee’s meetings held on 18 June and 10 July 2018.

14.

Exclusion of the public

Purpose: to consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following items of business under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

(i) they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

(ii) the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following items of business under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

i.      they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

ii.     the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

15.

Minutes

To adopt and sign as a correct record the confidential minutes of the committee’s meetings held on 10 July 2018.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to adopt and agree that the chairman sign as a correct record the confidential minutes of the committee meeting held on 10 July 2018.

16.

Interim performance and development review of the chief executive (see confidential minute)

The committee is invited to complete the formal interim development and performance review of the chief executive – report attached. 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Ian White, Co-Chair of the Joint Audit and Governance Committee addressed the committee on the work of the chief executive in addressing a number of issues raised by EY, the councils’ external auditors and the Joint Audit and Governance Committee chairmen, which was noted by the Joint Staff Committee.  Councillor Ian White then left the meeting. 

 

The committee undertook the interim performance and development review of Mark Stone, Chief Executive, in accordance with both councils’ constitution.

 

Committee members were pleased to note the progress the chief executive had made against his performance targets particularly the delivery of the new staff structure.

 

Committee members expressed continued confidence in Mark Stone’s performance and leadership as the councils’ chief executive and noted the direction of travel was in accordance with members’ wishes.

 

The committee agreed to refer the stages of the chief executive’s appraisal to the Joint Constitution Review Task Group for review.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To recommend to the Joint Constitution Review Group that it review the stages of the chief executive’s appraisal in line with the recommendations of the joint audit and governance chairmen.