Decision details

Organisational Development & Human Resources Staffing Update

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek Council's agreement to arrangements for organisational development and staffing.


Councillor Lewanski, the Deputy Leader, Executive Member for Finance, Governance and Organisation, and Chair of the Employment Committee introduced the recommendations to Council noting the requirement in the Localism Act 2011 that Council approve an officer’s exit costs where these were over £100,000. It was noted that these costs comprised gross statutory and contractual entitlements including redundancy pay and pay in-lieu of notice, annual leave and accrued time off. There were no discretionary payment being made.


RESOLVED: to agree that:

1.            The employment of the Officer referenced in Annex 1 ends by redundancy (dismissal) on 22 September 2023 with notice to dismiss given on this date and employment terminated on this same date; and

2.            Delegated authority to approve the final payment, when employer pension costs are confirmed, be granted to the Managing Director (Head of Paid Service) and Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer) in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Finance, Governance and Organisation.

Corporate Priorities : A great council.;

Contact: Kate Brown, Head of Organisational Development Email: Tel: 01737 276092, Laura McCartney, Strategic Head of Organisation & Transformation Email:

Report author: Kate Brown

Publication date: 05/10/2023

Date of decision: 21/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2023 - Council

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