16 November 2017


Tuesday, 17 October, 2017




Headquarters, Shrewsbury


Item no. Agenda Item Details Status
01 Apologies for Absence
02 Disclosable Pecuiary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion of, or voting on any matter, in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

03 Public Questions

Members are asked to receive any questions, statements or petitions, of which notice has been received, from members of the public.

04 Minutes

Members are asked to agree the minutes, attached marked 4, of the Standards and Human Resources Committee meeting, held on 7 March 2017, and that they be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

PDF icon 4 - Standards and Human Resources Committee Minutes 7 March 2017138.52 KB
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05 Committee Constitution and Training

This report, attached marked 5, brings the latest version of the Committee's constitution to the notice of its Members.  It also asks Members to consider whether there is any training or development they wish to receive in order for them to fulfil their role on the Committee.

PDF icon 5 - Committee Constitution and Training278.32 KB
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06 Ethical Framework Matters

This report, attached marked 6, deals with a number of ethical framework matters, including a review of the Members Code of Conduct and related documents.

PDF icon 6 - Ethical Framework Matters340.92 KB
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07 'Rank to Role' Dispute

This report, attached marked 7, informs members of the ongoing dispute between the Service and the Fire Brigades Union, relating to the 'Rank to Role' process, and presents options for consideration by the Fire Authority for settling the dispute.

PDF icon 7 - 'Rank to Role' Dispute302.03 KB
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08 Updated Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure

This paper, attached marked 8, updates the post and committee references within Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority’s Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures (IDRP).  The procedure remains in line with the requirements of the Pension Act 1995, and subsequent amendments, and in accordance with the recommendations contained within Fire Service Pensions Scheme Circular 1/2009.

PDF icon 8 - Updated Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure131.13 KB
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09 Update on Apprenticeship Levy

This report, attached marked 9, provides the Standards and Human Resources Committee with an update on the apprenticeship levy, following itsintroduction on 6 April 2017.

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10 Update on Occupational Health Provision

This report, attached marked 10, gives an update on the Occupational Health service provided to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service by the current providers , Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, McClelland Centre (University of Worcester) and Shropshire Council (Occupational Health Physician).

PDF icon 10 - Update on Occupational Health Provision518.74 KB
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11 Gender Pay Gap

From 2017, an organisation that has 250 or more employees must publish, under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, specific figures about their gender pay gap (GPG).

A gender pay gap shows the difference between the average hourly earnings of men and women, expressed as a percentage of men's earnings e.g. a gender pay of 18% indicates women earn 18% less than men.  The national average GPG is 18%.

The figures must be calculated using a specific reference date i.e. the snapshot date.  Public organisations are required to publish the GPG online by 31 March 2018 and this data must remain available for at least 3 years.

The data consists of 6 reports:

  • The mean pay gap in hourly pay
  • The median pay gap in hourly pay
  • The mean bonus pay gap
  • The median bonus pay gap
  • The proportion of male and females receiving a bonus payment.
  • The proportion of males and female employees in each salary quartile band

(Figures can be reported in whole percentages or percentages rounded to one decimal place.)

Along with the written statement an organization can add supporting narrative. Adding a narrative helps anyone reading the statement to understand the organisation’s view of why a gender pay gap is present and what the organisation intends to do to close it.

The Service is currently researching methods to produce the information in discussion with the Finance Team and the Payroll Team from Shropshire Council.  Prior to publication a report with the full detail will be taken to Fire Authority in February 2018.

To date only one Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire, have published their GPG which is 12%.

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12 Equality and Diversity Steering Group Update

This report provides a summary of the work of the Equality and Diversity Steering Group from October 2016 to October 2017.


PDF icon 12 - Equality and Diversity Steering Group Update135.84 KB
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13 Fairness, Respect, Equality Shropshire Ltd

This report, attached marked 13, sets out the progress made by Fairness, Respect, Equality Shropshire Ltd from September 2016 to September 2017, as requested by the Fire Authority.

PDF icon 13 - Fairness, Respect, Equality Shropshire Ltd176.11 KB
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14 Wholetime Recruitment 2018

This report, attached marked 14, provides Committee members with information to allow them to agree the most appropriate method of recruiting ten Wholetime Firefighters in 2018.

PDF icon 14 - Wholetime Recruitment 2018376.98 KB
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