Decision details

Property Procurement and Contract Law Team Staffing

Decision Maker: Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To review the staffing structure and capacity within legal services, specifically relating to the work carried out by the Property Procurement and Contracts Law Team.

Decisions:

The Executive Director and the Property, Procurement and Contracts Law Manager submitted a report reviewing the current staffing structure and capacity within legal services with particular reference to the nature and scope of the work presently carried out by the Property, Procurement and Contracts Law Team.

 

The report outlined the work covered by the Team in respect of property lettings, sales, land transfers and acquisitions, contracts, procurement advice, and regeneration and economic growth projects. It noted that demand on the Team’s expertise and resources had grown exponentially  in recent years.

 

The report set out the steps taken to deal with this increased demand to date and made the case for additional specialist officer resource to meet current and projected business requirements. It identified the financial implications of the proposed additional Contracts Lawyer post and set out the risks of not making available such an additional resource. The job description and person specification for the proposed post were attached to the officer’s report at Appendix A.

 

*RESOLVED –

 

1.   That the permanent establishment within the Property, Procurement and Contracts Law Team be increased by an additional full time Contracts Lawyer at Grade 11.

 

2.   That the supplementary estimate to meet the costs of the new post, as detailed in paragraph 6.1 of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

REASON FOR DECISIONS

 

To align delivery by the Property, Procurement and Contracts Law Team to the functional and strategic business needs of the Council.

Contact: Vicky Difelice Email: vicky.difelice@chesterfield.gov.uk Tel: 01246 345312.

Report author: Vicky Difelice

Publication date: 03/12/2019

Date of decision: 03/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee

Effective from: 09/12/2019

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