Agenda and minutes

Special, Human Resources Committee - Thursday, 16th December, 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, St Luke's Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 2AE.. View directions

Contact: Charles Casey, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01423 500600 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes:


42/21 – APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTES:There were no apologies for absence.

(17.30 pm)


Declarations of Interest:

Members to advise of any declarations of interest.


43/21 – DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: There were no declarations of interest.

(17.30 pm)


Minutes: pdf icon PDF 269 KB

of the meeting of the Committee held on 17 November 2021


44/21 – MINUTES: The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 17 November 2021 were unanimously approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


 (17.31 pm)


Exempt Information:

To determine whether to exclude the press and public during the consideration of any exempt information items.






That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, the meeting be not open to the public during the discussion of Minute 47/21 as there will be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in Section 100I of the Act.


The exempt information in question relates to individuals and the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act.


 (17:31 pm)



Public Arrangements - Questions:

To consider any questions under Standing Order 27.


46/21 – PUBLIC ARRANGEMENTS – QUESTIONS: There were no questions to consider under Standing Order 27.

(17:32 pm)


Review - Harrogate Convention Centre Structure - Phase 1:

The Director of Harrogate Convention Centre to submit a written report.

Additional documents:




47/21 – REVIEW – HARROGATE CONVENTION CENTRE STRUCTURE – PHASE 1: The Director of Harrogate Convention Centre (DoHCC) and Head of Operations for the HCC (HoOHCC) submitted a written report which sought approval of phase 1 restructure proposals relating to Harrogate Convention Centre following formal consultation with the staff and the unions. The Committee were asked to approve the phase 1 proposed structure in order that the assimilation and recruitment process could commence. The current structure and proposed new structure highlighting the roles covered by Phase 1 are provided at Appendices 1 and 2. Appendix 3 showed the number of posts on the existing structure and the number of posts on the new structure by team.


The proposed structure had been supported by Management Board on Monday 6 December 2021 and had been developed with the aim of providing a more dynamic and effective service which would focus on multi-tasking and innovation and allow the HCC to deliver efficiencies and a more cohesive management approach post Covid19.




That   (1) the phase 1 proposed structure, attached at appendix 2, be approved in order that the assimilation and recruitment process can commence.


(Minute dealt with in exempt session.)

(17.33 pm – 17:46 pm)