Issue details

Recruitment and retention of difficult to recruit roles

To approve a small number of incentives as part of the council’s drive to recruit and retain people to ‘hard to fill’ roles; for example, but not exclusively, qualified social workers, solicitors, trading standards officers and planners.


There are a number of roles within the council that are difficult for us to recruit to. The reasons vary from role to role and over time. The recruitment difficulties create problems in ensuring we deliver the best outcomes we can for residents and present challenges in the provision of some statutory services


The report outlines the measures proposed to address the issues related to recruitment and retention to hard to fill roles, the proposal for determining which roles qualify and the reporting mechanism to employment panel.



Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/02/2018

Decision due: 18 July 2018 by Chief executive

Lead member: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Lead director: Chief executive

Department: Corporate Support Centre

Contact: Andrew Kerry, Organisation development business partner Email: Tel: 01432 383296.


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