PADDOCK WOOD TOWN COUNCIL
The Podmore Building, St Andrews Field, St Andrew’s Road,
Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6HT
Telephone: 01892 837373
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE Held On Thursday 27th January 2022 at The Day Centre, Commercial Road at 7 pm
PRESENT: Cllr D. Boyle, in the Chair
Cllrs M Flashman, R. Moon, C. Williams
IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs N Reay, Clerk to the Council
APOLOGY: Cllr R Turk
PER10 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
PER11 MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
The minutes of the meeting held on 8th November 2022 were APPROVED.
PER12 HR SUPPORT
Members considered the proposals for the HR support Consultant. A total of £3000 had been allocated in the 2022 budget.
Members discussed the two proposals which had been received and the comments from the Clerk and Council Chairman who had met with the consultants.
Cllr Boyle proposed, Cllr Moon seconded:
That Croner should be appointed as the Council’s HR consultant. Initially for one year – to be reviewed after that time.
Members also agreed that they should be appointed immediately, to assist with the recruitment of the new Estates Manager. The Clerk advised that there were sufficient funds in the code for Professional Fees to cover the remaining two months of the financial year.
PER13 ESTATES MANAGER
- a) The Estates Managers job description was reviewed. A draft job description had been received from the Grounds Management Association, along with salary recommendations. It was agreed that the new Estates Manager would be expected to be partially office based and “partially hands on.” This would be reflected in the job description. Along with the responsibilities for building maintenance and Health and Safety. A salary within the budgeted amount in the 2022/23 budget would be allowed.
A person specification was also agreed.
- b) Adverts would be placed locally, online and with the GMA. Cllrs Boyle & Williams would conduct the interviews along with the Town Clerk. It was hoped that a new Estates Manager would be in place by the start of April.
PER14 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
To be agreed.
The meeting closed at 8.15 pm.