Agenda and minutes

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Substitute Members

Any substitute members to declare their substitution.


No substitutions were declared.


Declarations of Interest

Members 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 disclosable pecuniary interests.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Joint Senior Staff Committee meeting held on 27 April 2021, copies of which have been previously circulated.


Resolved that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 27 April 2021 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Questions from the Public

To receive any questions from members of the public.


Questions should be submitted by noon on Monday 5 July 2021 to Democratic Services,


(Note: Public Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)


There were no questions from members of 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.


Benchmark salary review and proposed recruitment process for the post of Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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


Before the Committee was a report from the Director for Digital, Sustainability and Resources as item 6. 


The report provided the rationale and evidence for the review of the salary of the Chief Executive of Adur and Worthing Councils, required in advance of recruitment activities for the role.


The report also provided an overview of the recruitment and selection process for the new Chief Executive.

The Committee considered the current Annual Appraisal Process, noting that it was undertaken by the Leaders of both Adur and Worthing Councils every 12 months and which had not previously resulted in an increase in salary. 


Members also gave consideration to the recruitment market for Local Authority Chief Executive’s, flexibility in the delivery of performance related pay, the types of contract that could be offered and requested that the current Job Description be shared with the Committee in advance of the proposed recruitment process. 


Members expressed their support for a move to a salary range as opposed to a spot salary. 


The recommendations in the report were proposed by Councillor Humphreys, seconded by Councillor Parkin and unanimously supported by the Committee. 




That the Joint Senior Staff Committee


  1. recommended to Adur and Worthing Full Councils that an increase is applied to the salary of the Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service, being a range from £134,000 rising to £155,000; and

  2. agreed to the proposed recruitment process for the Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service.