Employment Committee - Thursday, 30th November, 2023 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: Karen Martin, Tel: 023 9284 1704  Email:

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Members' Interests


Minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2023 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2023 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.


Appointment Sub-Committee - Director Recruitment pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Purpose of report

This report seeks authority from the Employment Committee for the establishment of an appointments sub-committee and sets out recommendations for its composition for the appointment to the role of Director of Economy, Planning and Transport. 


RECOMMENDED that, in relation to the appointment to the role of Director of Economy, Planning and Transport, the Employment Committee:


·       Note the requirement to recruit to the post of Director of Economy, Planning and Transport following the resignation of the previous incumbent (former post title Director of Regeneration).

·       Delegate the appointment of the role to an appointments sub-committee to act on behalf of the Employment Committee.

·       Nominate membership of the appointment sub-committee.

·       Delegate the candidate search process and administrative matters to the Assistant Director of Human Resources in consultation with the Chief Executive.

·       Note how the composition of the panel will take into account the importance of panel diversity.



Annual Health and Safety report pdf icon PDF 131 KB


To provide assurance to the Employment Committee that Portsmouth City Council is complying with health and safety legislation and is ensuring the health and safety of those affected by the council's activities.



Workforce Profile 2022 pdf icon PDF 109 KB


The purpose of this report to present to the committee the workforce profile for 2022 with a summary of key highlights.


The current report deals with the workforce profile for 2022 which is attached at Appendix 1. An accessible version of the data is available at: : Workforce Insight Profile 2022 - Your City, Your Say survey research (


The Committee are asked to note the contents of the report and attached workforce profile.



Additional documents:


Real Living Wage pdf icon PDF 142 KB


To update the Committee on the current position on Real Living Wage.


This report is to follow.