The purpose of the Personnel Committee is as follows:

Full Delegation:

  • To maintain under review the Town Council’s Human Resources policies to ensure that they comply with employment law and demonstrate good practice;
  • To promote the health, safety and welfare of staff in accordance with the aspirations of the Town Council to be a good employer;
  • To appoint to the senior management positions of the Council in respect of the Town Clerk, the Deputy Town Clerk and the Operations & Estates Manager
    (subject to prior approval by the full Council to fill the position(s)).
  • To review and determine the terms and conditions of all staff periodically;
  • To consider the results of staff satisfaction surveys and staff development interviews and request that follow up actions are taken as appropriate;
  • To approve an Annual Training Programme for the Town Council;
  • To conduct appeals on staff disciplinary and grievance matters as necessary (should there be insufficient capacity at officer level to do this);
  • To develop and promote an understanding of diversity and ensure equal opportunities for all staff and applicants for posts with the Town Council;
  • To review and determine the terms and conditions of all staff periodically;
  • To conduct any reviews of staffing arrangements as approved and directed by Council; and
  • To have oversight of the work of the Health and Safety Group.

Members of the Personnel Committee

Councillor Linda Baxter
Councillor Barry Humphreys MBE (Deputy chair)
Councillor David Muller
Councillor Barry Salmon (Chair)
Councillor Keith Scarff
Councillor Wendy Winchester


Agenda for the next meeting: