FOI request (FOI-85345214)
HBC - Secondary Employment declarations
Requested Mon 20 August 2018
Responded Wed 03 October 2018
Paragraph 13 of the Hastings Borough Council (HBC) Officer Code of Conduct states that:
"d) Secondary employment - some employees will have other jobs outside the council and although the council will not unreasonably prevent you from taking up additional paid employment there are a number of guidelines that must be followed. This is not only to ensure that any potential conflicts of interest are known but also so that we can advise staff about health and safety issues relating to the number of hours they work etc. However officers above Grade 7, SCP 28 are required to devote their whole time service to the work of the council and shall not engage on any other business or take up any additional appointment without the express consent of the council. If you want to take up secondary employment, or are already employed in a second job, you should ensure that:-
. There is no conflict of interest which could lead to accusations of conflict of bias.
- The work will not adversely affect your performance in your duties for the council.
- That your line manager has confirmed in writing that the secondary employment does not fall into the category (a) and/or (b) above and the council would therefore have no objection to it."
Please provide me with the number of HBC officers who have declared secondary employment ad whose line manager has confirmed in writing that the secondary employment does not fall into the category (a) and/or (b) above and the council would therefore have no objection to it.
Please accept my apologies for the slight delay in responding.
12 officers of Hastings Borough Council have declared secondary employment in the last 5 years and who's line manager has approved and has no objection.
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