15 June 2021 – Minutes


Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting held on 15 June 2021 at 3:00pm 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)


K Slater (Acting Responsible Financial Officer / Office Administration Manager)

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 27 January 2021 were approved and signed by the Chairman.

5 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.

6 Staffing Matters

No matters to discuss.

7 Town Clerk Recruitment

Following a discussion and the review of a staffing report submitted by the external consultant, it was agreed to split the role of Town Clerk and RFO using powers already approved.

The budget was confirmed £2100-£2500 for the Town Clerk recruitment process.

Councillors acknowledged that the earliest potential start date would be September based on advertising in July and interviewing in August.  This date could be delayed or brought forward depending on the successful candidate’s circumstances.

The current Town Clerk & RFO job description, person criteria, candidate pack and advert wording should be created/updated so that the recruitment process can begin as soon as possible.


  1. The external consultant is responsible for the full recruitment process and will now prepare all updated paperwork as detailed above.


The meeting concluded at  3.25pm.



Signed …………………………