Agenda and draft minutes

Joint Staff Committee
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 2.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

31.

Apologies and notification of substitutes

To receive apologies for absence and notification of any substitutes.

 

Minutes:

None.

32.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interest in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Minutes:

None.

33.

Minutes of previous meetings pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the committee’s meetings held 29 and 30 June and 1 and 2 July 2020 - attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to adopt and agree that the chair sign as a correct record the minutes of the meetings held on 29 and 30 June and 1 and 2 July 2020.

 

34.

Exclusion of the public

Purpose: to consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following item 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) it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1, 2 and 3 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 item 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.      it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

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

 

35.

Performance and development review of the chief executive

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

 

Minutes:

 

The committee completed the performance and development review of Mark Stone, Chief Executive, and an open and positive discussion was undertaken.  The committee noted and supported the performance review form completed by the chief executive and the leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, which included the objectives for the next 12 months set by the leaders. The committee supported regular ongoing 121s between the leaders and the chief executive, with a formal interim review in six months to be considered by the committee focussed on the chief executive’s development plan and progress against the objectives set.  The committee also confirmed that they were available to support the leaders and the chief executive over the coming months, to help re-establish a settled appraisal pattern, which had been impacted by Covid-19 as this falls within the remit of the committee.