Report of the Town Clerk.
The Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk providing a draft Work Plan for 2021/22 and meeting schedule for the Committee.
Members were advised that this work was a continuation of the Board reviewing itself and implementing a more structured process to improve overall Board effectiveness. This would be reviewed in nine months.
The Committee would now review elected Members (as well as external Members) and the remit had added a role to provide oversight, input and support for senior leadership. This would complement the Corporation’s existing processes and include succession planning.
Members noted the Committee’s responsibilities for people and agreed that Barbican Stories could not be taken in isolation and the whole picture and work environment must be looked at.
Given the importance of the work needed, Members agreed an increase to the number of meetings from three to five meetings per year was sensible. Members requested that meetings took place two weeks prior to Board meetings and that they were not on the same day as Finance & Risk Committee meetings. It was noted that informal conduit meetings for sound boards on specific topics would continue.
The Chair noted that the Town Clerk had requested that the Committee set in year objectives for Senior Management as soon as possible.
RESOLVED – That the Committee increase the number of its meetings to five times per year and the Town Clerk schedule these meetings.