Agenda and minutes

Employment and Personnel Committee - Wednesday, 1st November, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Arc, Clowne

Contact: Amy Bryan  Governance and Civic Manager

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Urgent Items of Business

To note any urgent items of business which the Chair has consented to being considered under the provisions of Section 100(B) 4(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There were no urgent items of business to consider.


Declarations of Interest

Members should declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and Non Statutory Interest as defined by the Members’ Code of Conduct in respect of:


a)       any business on the agenda

b)       any urgent additional items to be considered

c)       any matters arising out of those items


and if appropriate, withdraw from the meeting at the relevant time.


There were no declarations of interest made.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To consider the minutes of the last meeting held on 28th June 2023.


Moved by Councillor Duncan McGregor and seconded by Councillor Deborah Watson

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Employment and Personnel Committee held on 28th June 2023 be approved as a correct record.


Creation of a Carbon Reduction Officer Post pdf icon PDF 327 KB

Additional documents:


Committee considered a report which sought approval for the establishment of a new dedicated Carbon Reduction Officer post.


In its report to Executive on 6th March 2023, the Climate Change and Communities Scrutiny Committee listed a series of recommendations to enable the Council to progress priorities and actions towards being Net Zero by 2050.  One of these recommendations was that a dedicated operational post be established and recruited to.  The Executive report was attached to the report at Appendix 1.


The proposal was to create a new, dedicated post of Carbon Reduction Officer.  The post was estimated to be Grade 8 or 9 and would be subject to the Council’s Job Evaluation Scheme.  The Job Description and Person Specification was attached to the report at Appendix 2.  The total cost of the new post to the general fund was estimated to be between £52,162 and £59,775 dependent on the result of the evaluation process and the pay award agreement.


Moved by Councillor Duncan McGregor and seconded by Councillor Sandra Peake

RESOLVED that (1) the establishment of a dedicated Carbon Reduction Officer for the reasons outlined in the report, be supported.


            (2) the Committee recommend to Council that a budget be created to fund the new post via the Council’s General Fund.