Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford and Airedale Wellbeing Board - Tuesday, 15th June, 2021 3.00 pm

Venue: the Banqueting Hall - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest were made at the commencement of the meeting.

 

2.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 January 2021 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Fatima Butt – 01274 432227)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 January 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

3.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Fatima Butt - 01274 432227)

 

Minutes:

 

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents

 

4.

THE EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS PARTNERSHIP: BUILDING ON THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN THROUGH PEOPLE, SKILLS, PROSPERITY: SUSTAINING AND SUPPORTING AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY FOR THE DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 394 KB

 

 

The Chair of the Bradford Employment and Skills Board will submit Document “A” which sets out the strategic approach taken to employment and skills through the partnership and potential areas for support for Board members to consider.

 

The intent of the work of the employment and skills partnership is to create a more diverse workforce (by age, geography, ethnicity and disability) which is better equipped to deliver on current and future economic demands, with greater resilience. 

 

This contributes to the Council’s objective to promote inclusive growth through ensuring those most disadvantaged in the labour market are able to get the skills they need and access good jobs.

 

Recommended-

 

(1)       That the Board considers the information presented in Document “A”, and synergies with other partnership updates received by the Board.

(2)       That the Board endorses the approach taken to date and promotes the work of the Employment and Skills Partnership through their own organisations and networks, and considers opportunities to support different interventions and placement types.

(3)       That an update to the Board is received on the Health and Social Care Integrated Workforce Strategy; and

(4)       That member organisations engage with SkillsHouse to open up opportunities for young people in line with the six strands set out in section 3.3 of Document “A”.

 

                                                            (Matt Findull – 01274 439572)

 

                       

Decision:

Resolved-

(1)       That the Board considered the information presented in Document “A”, and synergies with other partnership updates received by the Board.

(2)       That the Board endorses the approach taken to date and promotes the work of the Employment and Skills Partnership through their own organisations and networks, and considers opportunities to support different interventions and placement types.

(3)       That an update to the Board is received on the Health and Social Care Economic Partnership; including progress on the KickStart programme, and use of the Apprenticeship Levy.

(4)       That member organisations engage with SkillsHouse to open up Kick-start placement opportunities for young people aged 16-24 in line with the six strands set out in section 3.3 of Document “A”.

 

                                                       (Matt Findull – 01274 439572)

 

 

Minutes:

The Chair of the Bradford Employment and Skills Board submitted Document “A” which set out the strategic approach taken to employment and skills through the partnership and potential areas for support for Board members to consider.

 

The intent of the work of the employment and skills partnership was to create a more diverse workforce (by age, geography, ethnicity and disability) which was better equipped to deliver on current and future economic demands, with greater resilience. 

 

This contributed to the Council’s objective to promote inclusive growth through ensuring those most disadvantaged in the labour market were able to get the skills they needed and access good jobs.

               

Board Members made the following comments:

 

·         There was good work happening to help young people back into work or training –  however we needed to be better at promoting the good work taking place.

·         More publicity should be provided on “T” Levels and what they mean for parents and the workforce.

·         There was an opportunity for partners to be involved in areas such as work experience for young people, apprenticeships, volunteering, kick start etc – with the District recently securing one of the biggest placement quotas nationally (up to 2000 placements), the Board were asked to support this initiative through the facilitation of placements.

·         The impact on being unemployed/not in training for young people was huge including on their mental health and services needed to respond to this demand. Particularly 18-25 year olds who had been significantly affected .

·         It was crucial that the 2000 kick start places were filled and discussions took place on how these could be linked to jobs.

·         Human Resource Directors network had a significant role to play in this area.

·         We needed a centralised function to facilitate a place based approach to this issue.

·         The workforce was ageing particularly in some key areas so this could be an opportunity for the system to train a younger workforce to continue to meet demand. Training and retaining young people was crucial.

·         Needed to look at a range of barriers to employment such as young people’s mental health and the emergence of flexible/digital working and wider inequalities affecting young people. It was noted that individual organisations had invested in staff wellbeing and support for mental health issues.

 

The Councils Human Resources Director reported that the work in this area had been picked up at HRD’s network in different forums, particularly in Health and Social Care Economic Partnership and the Chair of the Health and Social Care Economic Partnership provided an overview of the strategy and the positive work taking place.  A report on the progress being made with the kick start programme and the apprenticeship levy should be provided to the next Board meeting.

 

Resolved-

(1)       That the Board considered the information presented in         Document “A”, and synergies with other partnership updates received by the Board.

(2)       That the Board endorses the approach taken to date and promotes the work of the Employment and Skills Partnership through their own organisations and networks,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

THE EQUALITY GROUP - WORK ON INITIATIVES TO TACKLE INEQUALITIES ACROSS THE DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The Chair of the Equalities Group will submit Document “B” which reports that an Equalities Group was formed to support the Well Being Board in implementing its commitment to tackling inequalities. The Chair, of the Equalities Group decided to take the approach of forming a group of cross sector EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) professionals to come up with ideas for initiatives to tackle inequalities within organisations across the Place. Bradford Council’s equality objectives provided the starting point and work was undertaken in subgroups to come up with clear proposals. The ideas are presented within the main section of the report.

 

Recommended -

 

That the Wellbeing Board consider the recommended projects identified

in section 2 of Document “B”.

 

 

                                                                        (Dermot Bolton – 01274 232323)    

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the report (Document “B”) be deferred to a future meeting.

 

Action:  Health and Wellbeing Partnerships Manager

 

                                                                        (Sadia Hussain – 07929 024 881)

 

 

Minutes:

The Board agreed to defer this item at the request of the report presenter.

 

Resolved –

 

That the report (Document “B”) be deferred to a future meeting.

 

Action:  Health and Wellbeing Partnerships Manager

 

                                                                       

 

6.

SYSTEM COMPOSITE 5 YEAR PLAN TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN SENIOR LEADERSHIP pdf icon PDF 63 KB

The Human Resources Director will submit Document “C” which is a presentation to inform the Board that there had been a District wide agreement to develop a Public Sector plan to increase diversity in senior leadership over the next five years.

 

The presentation will set out the context, vision and shared outcomes and the next steps in order to realise this ambition.

 

                                                            (Anne Lloyd – 01274 437335)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved-

 

That consideration be given to jointly funding a dedicated post to coordinate and lead on the work to increase diversity in senior leadership in the Public Sector which would involve contribution from all partners.

 

A further update is received in 6 months’ time to the Board outlining progress of the work, providing a comparative data analysis and should also include targets.

 

Action:           Chief Executive

 

 

                                                            (Anne Lloyd – 01274 437335)

 

Minutes:

The Human Resources Director submitted Document “C” which was a presentation to inform the Board that there had been a District wide agreement to develop a Public Sector plan to increase diversity in senior leadership over the next five years.

 

The presentation set out the context, vision and shared outcomes and the next steps in order to realise this ambition.

 

The Human Resources Director gave a presentation which set out the context, vision and shared outcomes and the next steps in order to realise the ambition of increasing diversity in senior leadership across the Public Sector.

 

Board Members made the following comments:

 

·         Needed to increase diversity in senior leadership – important to improve performance in this area and the report needed statistics to reflect this ambition. A request was made for future reports to include this and a comparative analysis of the Districts performance against other places.

·         Should grow our own senior leadership through training, development and talent management and employees needed to be supported in the workplace – we needed to develop, invest and nurture them and build on progress.

·         There should be training and development opportunities for all as well as mentoring, shadowing and coaching of senior roles to allow those with the ambition to progress to such roles with the maximum opportunity to achieve these.

·         A coordinated approach to resources, talent management and the equalities work was needed and it was agreed that the Partnership would look at how a dedicated post could be resourced to lead on this work.

 

Resolved-

 

That consideration be given to jointly funding a dedicated post to coordinate and lead on the work to increase diversity in senior leadership in the Public Sector which would involve contribution from all partners.

 

A further update is received in 6 months’ time to the Board outlining progress of the work, providing a comparative data analysis and should also include targets.

 

Action:           Chief Executive