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Organisational Capacity

Meeting: 21/09/2021 - Cabinet (Item 33)

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As detailed in the recommendations.


Councillor Mullin introduced the report which made urgent proposals to enhance organisational capacity in six areas of the workforce, and to consolidate capacity in one further area due to a combination of (1) pressing service demands (2) the ongoing demands of managing the pandemic/endemic situation and (3) the expectations of meeting the aims and objectives of the newly adopted Council Plan.


The proposals did not require any structural changes and did not place any current employees at risk.


The Chief Executive said each proposal outlined in the report was supported by a business case which were summarised in the report, and were for the following areas of the workforce/functions:


1.    Environmental Health

2.    Enforcement

3.    Regeneration and Town Centres

4.    Flood Prevention and Response

5.    Occupational Health

6.    Legal

7.    Social Value (this was a current post with time-limited funding for three years which was recommended to be made permanent)


  Other proposals for organisational capacity with less urgency would be considered as part of the draft annual budget for 2022/23. 


In response to a comment from Councillor Hughes, the Chief Executive said the Council was looking to extend the number of apprentices and would look at creative ways to recruit. 




(a)       That the proposals for organisational capacity as set out in the report be approved; and


(b)       That the Chief Executive and Senior Manager, Human Resources and Organisational Development, be given delegated authority to proceed with job design and recruitment/retention in those specified areas of capacity.