Agenda and minutes

Employment and Appeals Committee - Monday, 23rd October, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Civic Centre, Poulton-le-Fylde

Contact: Duncan Jowitt  Democratic Services and Councillor Development Offic

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Declarations of interest

Members will disclose any pecuniary and any other significant interests they may have in relation to the matters to be considered at this meeting.




Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the previous meeting of the Employment and Appeals Committee held on 3 July 2017.


The committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 3 July 2017 as a correct record.



Policy Review pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Head of Business Support.


Appendix 1    Volunteer Policy

Appendix 2    Recruitment and Selection Policy

Appendix 3    Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Policy

Appendix 4    Safeguarding Adults Policy

Appendix 5    Purchase of Additional Annual Leave Policy

Appendix 6    Long Service Award Policy

Appendix 7    Grading Review and Appeals Procedure


The head of business support (HoBS) submitted a report presenting six of the council’s existing human resources policies that had been reviewed and updated and a new policy for Purchase of Additional Annual Leave. 


The committee asked a number of relevant questions about the policies to which the HoBS responded to the satisfaction of the members.


Following a question in relation to the issue of body cameras to lone workers, the HoBS informed the committee that the council’s lone workers were equipped with SoloProtect, which was designed as a discreet identity card holder and allowed the wearer to raise an alarm and request a priority-level police response if necessary. The HoBS agreed to ensure that the directors were fully aware that the device was issued to the council’s lone workers.


Resolved that the new Purchase of Additional Annual Leave Policy andrevisions to the following human resources policies be approved


  1. Volunteer Policy
  2. Recruitment and Selection Policy
  3. Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Policy
  4. Safeguarding Adults Policy
  5. Long Service Award Policy
  6. Grading Review and Appeals Procedure



Date and time of next meeting


6pm Monday 26 February 2018.