Agenda and decisions

Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee - Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 10.00 am

Contact: Charlotte Kearsey  01246 345236

Note: This meeting will be conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams 

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Declaration of Members' and Officers' Interests relating to items on the Agenda


Apologies for Absence


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Exclusion of Public

To move “That under Regulation 21(1)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.”


Part 2 (Non Public Information)


Operational Arrangements for the Enterprise Centres




1.    That the proposed staffing structure for the Innovation Centre(s) and Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre be approved.


2.    That the new role of Centre Co-ordinator be established to replace the current role of Administrative Officer.


3.    That the new role of Enterprise Chesterfield Manager be established to replace the current role of Innovation Centres Manager.


4.    That the role the Innovation and Enterprise Centres’ play in supporting Chesterfield’s economic recovery be noted.




To ensure that the Innovation and Enterprise Centres can operate efficiently, providing a quality service to tenants, both existing and new, and that they can continue to play a valuable role in supporting the local economy as it seeks to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.


Procurement - Future Arrangements




1.    That the procurement service be returned to in house delivery during 2021.


2.    That the proposed structure for the in-house procurement service, designed to strengthen the Council’s capacity and expertise in procurement and successfully deliver the Council’s procurement strategy for the period 2020 – 2023 be approved.


3.    That budget growth of £266,000, split between the Housing Revenue Account and the General Fund, to support funding of the strengthened procurement service be approved and the costs offset by the procurement savings generated over the next two financial years.


4.    That the Service Director – Digital, HR and Customer Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Business Transformation and Customers and Cabinet Member for Governance, be granted delegated authority to implement the proposed changes.




To enable Chesterfield Borough Council to transform its procurement service and in turn, strengthen the performance and governance arrangements within this service area. The recommended approach delivers on a public sector first delivery model and ensures that the Council is able to drive out social value and procurement savings.