Meeting not open to the public, Staff Consultative Panel - Monday 12 February 2024 3.00 pm

Venue: Via Microsoft Teams Meeting Platform

Contact: Sharon Turner: Democratic Services Officer  Email:

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Note: Whilst these agenda papers are not covered by the normal Access to Information Rules (see agenda front), where items are listed as containing exempt/confidential information, members of the Panel are requested to treat them as such.



Any member (which includes councillors and staff representatives) who is substituting for another member should so indicate, together with the name of the relevant absent member.


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2023 (attached).


Declarations of interest

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary or local non pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda, no later than when that item is reached and, when appropriate, to leave the meeting prior to discussion and voting on the item.


Workforce Data Overview (attached) pdf icon PDF 73 KB

This data is a snap-shot in time and is collated every quarter, looking at the previous twelve months.


National Apprenticeship Week: 5 to 11 February 2024 (attached) pdf icon PDF 225 KB

National Apprenticeship Week is the ideal time to celebrate the value, benefits and opportunities that apprenticeships bring to the Council.  The theme this year is ‘Skills for Life’.

Additional documents:


West Suffolk Workforce Strategy 2022 to 2028: Update (verbal)

To receive an update on the five key workstreams:


1.   Skills and Behaviours

2.   Recruitment and Retention

3.   Pay, Reward and Recognition

4.   Health and Wellbeing; and

5.   Future Planning 


These workstreams are the pillars to the Strategy setting out the Council’s priorities in each area and its approach to delivering on those priorities.



Dates of future meetings

The dates for future meetings of the Staff Consultative Panel are provisionally arranged for the months of:


          July 2024

          November 2024

          February 2025


The draft Calendar of Meetings for 2024-2025 is subject to approval by Council on 20 February 2024.  Therefore, these dates will be confirmed following that meeting.