Agenda and minutes

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Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.


Councillor Mike Barrett substituted for Councillor Rosey Whorlow.


Councillor Hazel Thorpe substituted for Councillor Robert Smytherman.



To approve the minutes of the Joint Staff Committee meeting held on 29 September 2021, copies of which have been previously circulated.


Resolved that the minutes of the Joint Staff Committee meeting held on the 29th September 2021, be approved as an accurate record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda.  Declarations should also be made at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. 


If in doubt, contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.




There were no declarations of pecuniary interest by those present.


Public Question Time

So as to provide the best opportunity for the Committee to provide the public with the fullest answer, questions from the public should be submitted by midday on Monday 28 March 2022.


Questions should be submitted to Democratic Services -


There were no questions submitted from the public.


Items Raised under Urgency Provisions

To consider any items the Chairman of the meeting considers to be urgent.


There were no items raised under urgency provisions.


Pay and Reward Policy pdf icon PDF 919 KB

To consider the report by the Director for Digital Sustainability and Resources, attached as Item 6.


Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Digital Sustainability & Resources, copies of which had been circulated to all Members and a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as Item 6.


The report sought approval of the additional section in the Adur & Worthing Councils Pay and Reward Policy (section 7.0) and the changes to points 8.4, 8.5, 9.2 and 12.1.


During consideration of the item, Members discussed the makeup of Job Evaluation Panels, union consultation, recruitment incentives and the increased number of specialists working from home.    


The recommendations in the report were proposed by Councillor Jim Funnell, seconded by Councillor Karen Harman and supported unanimously.




The Joint Staff Committee


      i.        approved the changes to the Pay and Reward Policy with immediate effect; and


     ii.        delegated authority to the Head of Human Resources (in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer and the Head of Legal Services, where relevant) in order to make minor and non-material amendments to this policy at any time.