Agenda Item No. 17(a)
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
COUNCIL MEETING: 5 MARCH 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 24 FEBRUARY 2014
C2226 SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND STAFFING REVIEW – CORPORATE AND CUSTOMER SERVICES AND RESOURCES DIRECTORATES (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE RESOURCES) –
Approval was sought for management and staffing changes proposed as a consequence of the recent review of the Corporate and Customer Services Directorate and changes in other Directorates.
Members would be aware of the continuing financial challenges being faced by the Council and the need to protect services and management arrangements in the light of such challenges.
In anticipation of the above, the Council’s Corporate Workforce Plan set out the requirement for a staffing and management review of all Directorates in order to help find supporting financial savings. This was currently being carried out by the Head of Human Resources.
The first review had taken place in the Corporate and Customer Services Directorate (formerly the Chief Executive's Directorate); the results of which were detailed separately at Part II of the agenda.
During consideration of this matter the Managing Director, the Director of Social Services, the Chief Learning and Skills Officer, the Cabinet Officer and the Leaders Personal Assistant, left the room and did not return for the remainder of the meeting. The following Officers remained for the last items on the agenda. The Operational Manager – Legal Services, the Director of Visible Services and Housing, the Head of Human Resources, The Operational Manager - Countryside and Economic Projects.
This was a matter for Executive and Council decision.
(3) T H A T the proposals in relation to the redesignation of Section 151 responsibility and related issues (at paragraphs 10 to 13) be referred for approval by Council.
(4) T H A T the proposals in relation to the redesignation of statutory Lead Director for Children and Young People's Services (at paragraph 15 of the report) be referred for approval by Council.
Reasons for decisions
(3) As outlined in 1 above and in order to ensure that the Council complied with its statutory and constitutional obligations in relation to the appointment of the Council's Section 151 Officer.
(4) As outlined in 1 above and in order to ensure that the Council complied with its statutory obligation in relation to the designation of Lead Director for Children and Young People's Services.