Agenda and minutes

Human Resources Committee - Thursday, 10th February, 2022 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, St Luke's Avenue, Harrogate HG1 2AE. This meeting will be livestreamed here: (Copy and paste the link in your browser)...

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes:


54/21 – APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTES: There were no apologies for absence.


(5.30 pm)



Declarations of Interest:

Members to advise of any declarations of interest.


55/21 – DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: There were no declarations of interest.


(5.31 pm)



Minutes: pdf icon PDF 197 KB

of the meeting of the Committee held on Thursday 20 January 2022.


56/21 – MINUTES: The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 20 January 2022 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


(Three Members voted for the motion and there was one abstention.)


 (5.31 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 59/21 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 information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual, the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations or a matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under the authority, as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act.


 (5:33 pm)



Public Arrangements - Questions:

To consider any questions under Standing Order 27.


58/21 – PUBLIC ARRANGEMENTS – QUESTIONS: There were no questions to consider under Standing Order 27.



Review - Harrogate Convention Centre Structure - Phase 2:

The Head of Operations, Harrogate Convention Centre to submit a written report.

Additional documents:


59/21 – REVIEW - HARROGATE CONVENTION CENTRE STRUCTURE – PHASE 2:Further to Minute 47/21, the Head of Operations for the Harrogate Convention Centre submitted a written report which sought approval of phase 2 restructure proposals relating to HCC following formal consultation with the staff and the unions. On 16 December 2021 the Committee unanimously approved the phase 1 HCC restructure proposals and were asked to approve the phase 2 proposed structure in order for the assimilation and recruitment process to commence. The current HCC structure and the proposed restructure which highlighted the roles covered by phases 1 and 2 were attached at Appendices 1 and 2. Appendix 3 detailed the number of posts on the existing HCC structure and the number of posts on the new structure. The phase 2 consultation log responses were presented at Appendix 4 of the report and the HCC review timeline set out at Appendix 5 outlined the prospective events in the restructure timeline.


The proposed phase 2 structure was supported by Management Board on Monday 31 January 2022 and had been shaped to provide a structure and workforce that would allow HCC to deliver efficiencies in line with future challenges following the pandemic.




That    (1) the phase 2 proposed structure is approved in order that the assimilation and recruitment process can commence; and


(2) the Human Resources Committee note the recommendations detailed in Unpublished Minute 02/21.


(Minute dealt with in exempt session. There is also an Unpublished Minute on this matter.)


(5.34 pm – 5:54 pm)