Draft minutes of the Personnel Committee meeting held
on 28th March 2022 at 7:30pm at Combe Martin Community Centre.
Present: Cllrs. M Richards (Chair), S Daukes, T Seldon, and M Worth.
Also in attendance: Andrew Wyer (Clerk) and 0 members of the public.
There were no apologies.
02/22. Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.
03/22. Public Participation
There were no members of the public present.
It was RESOLVED to approve and sign the minutes of the Personnel Committee
meetings held on Monday 13th August 2021 and on Monday 4th October 2021.
05/22. Part 2
It was RESOLVED to exclude the public and press from the following items as they
would likely include the disclosure of confidential information.
06/22. 2021/2022 Pay Rates
The Committee NOTED a report from the Clerk explaining that the nationally
agreed pay rise for Council staff had been anticipated within the budget and that
even when it was backdated, the Salary costs will come in under budget for the
07/22. Clerk Salary
It was RESOLVED to move the Clerk onto the Salary Column Point scale. The
Committee will submit a report to full Council detailing the agreed SCP point.
08/22. Standardising Staff Contracts
It was RESOLVED that, where practical, all staff contracts should be brought into
line with the Council year (April to March).
09/22. Holiday Entitlement
It was RESOLVED that Council employees should be allowed to carry over a
maximum of 5 days holiday each year (pro-rata for part time employees). In
exceptional circumstances this could be increased, if agreed in advance.
10/22. Staff appraisals
Following a review of the process and discussions the Clerk had already had with
employees, it was RESOLVED that the Clerk should continue the appraisal process
with employees, with a view of ensuring that they receive any training that they
require. Where appropriate, succession planning and role evaluations should be
undertaken, with a report or recommendations to be brought to the next
Personnel Committee meeting.
How to reward or recognise exceptional performance was discussed. It was
RESOLVED to make an adjustment to an SCP position – to be included in the
report going to Council (Minute 07/22).
It was further RESOLVED to recommend to full Council that the Clerk’s
employment on a permanent contract be approved