13 August 2021 – Minutes


Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting held on 13 August 2021 at 3:30pm in the Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall. 


Cllr Cowell (Town Mayor)
Cllr Champken-Woods (Deputy Mayor)
Cllr Dyer (Chairman of Policy & Resources)
Cllr Dite (Chairman of Community, Leisure & Recreation)
Cllr Fickling (Chairman of Planning & Environment)
Cllr Jones (Chairman of Neighbourhood Plan Continuity)


J Corrigan (Recruitment Consultant)
C Pinnells (Acting Town Clerk)


1 Apologies for Absence



2 Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations.


3 Public Participation and Public Questions

There were no applications to address the Committee.
There were no questions put to the Committee.


4 Minutes

The Minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2021 were approved and signed by the Chairman.


5 Flexible Working Policy

The draft policy as provided with the agenda was the basis for a short discussion.


  1. To adopt the Flexible Working Policy as drafted.


6 Exclusion of the Public


  1. Under Section 1, Paragraph 2 of The Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business because publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.


7 Town Clerk

Following the thorough interview process where four candidates were initially selected, the final selected two candidates were then invited to attend a second interview. Further discussions then took place with councillors, staff, and the recruitment consultant.


  1. It was unanimously agreed to offer the position of Town Clerk to Candidate one subject to references and written acceptance of our offer being received.



The meeting concluded at 3.50pm



Signed …………………………