PWYLLGOR Y GWASANAETHAU DEMOCRATAIDD

11 MEHEFIN 2018

 

 

Proses Fentora'r Aelodau

 

Y Pwrpas:  Trafod cyflwyno Proses Fentora'r Aelodau, cytuno ar ddisgrifiad rôl Aelod-fentor a nodi a hyfforddi Aelod-fentoriaid.  

 

YR ARGYMHELLION / PENDERFYNIADAU ALLWEDDOL SYDD EU HANGEN:

 

Argymhellir bod y Pwyllgor Gwasanaethau Democrataidd yn nodi'r broses arfaethedig ar gyfer defnyddio Aelod-fentoriaid ac yn adolygu rôl Aelod-fentoriaid i sicrhau ei bod yn addas at y diben.

 

Y RHESYMAU:

 

I sicrhau bod proses Sir Gaerfyrddin ar gyfer Mentora Aelodau yn cwrdd ag anghenion yr Aelodau a bod gan yr Aelodau gyfle i gael eu mentora gan gyd-aelodau.

 

Angen ymgynghori â'r Pwyllgor Craffu perthnasol         NAC OES

Angen i’r Bwrdd Gweithredol wneud penderfyniad:       NAC OES

Angen i’r Cyngor wneud penderfyniad                           NAC OES

Deiliad y Portffolio Perthnasol ar y Bwrdd Gweithredol – y Cynghorydd Suzy Curry – Cadeirydd Pwyllgor y Gwasanaethau Democrataidd a Hyrwyddwr Datblygu Aelodau/ Y Cynghorydd Mair Stephens – Aelod Arweiniol y Bwrdd Gweithredol ar gyfer Datblygu Aelodau.

 

Y Gyfarwyddiaeth: Prif Weithredwr

Enw Pennaeth y Gwasanaeth:

Paul Thomas

Awdur yr Adroddiad: Hayley Daniels, Ymgynghorydd Datblygu Corfforaethol

Swydd:

 

Rhifau ffôn: 01267 246172

Cyfeiriadau E-bost: HMDaniels@sirgar.gov.uk

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

DEMOCRATIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

11TH JUNE 2018

 

 

Member Mentoring Process

 

Current situation / proposal

 

Mentoring is a voluntary, confidential, one to one relationship in which an individual uses a more experienced or more senior person as a sounding board for guidance. It enables the mentee to “grow” in their role in skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviour. It can be a medium, long term or ongoing relationship. It is not a prescriptive or directive relationship but rather one which allows the mentee to find their own way, assisted by the mentor.

 

Members should be offered the opportunity to be mentored by member peers. Any member who has requested a mentor should have the opportunity to be provided with one and that Mentors are trained in mentoring skills.

 

Democratic Services Committee to review the process and role of Member Mentors to ensure that it is fit for purpose. The role description for a Member Mentor is shown at Appendix 1.

 

It is considered that the Elected Members currently undertake informal mentoring arrangements where newly elected or other members discuss issues with each other, member to member or have informal discussions with appropriate officers who provide suitable advice. It is anticipated that with a suitably trained number of Member Mentors this can then become a more formalised arrangement.

 

The role of the trained Member Mentors will provide opportunities to help the newly Elected Members to “grow” in their role in skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviour. The newly Elected Members could be for those:

 

  • Members elected for the first time as a County Councillor in 2017.
  • Members re-elected as a County Councillor with a break in their service.
  • Members elected as a County Councillor between the 2017 and 2022 elections.
  • Members elected following the 2022 Elections if the mentor retained their seat on the Council.

 

Group Leaders to identified Councillors as potential mentors, although there is a capacity for other Councillors to attend the training and become member mentors.

 

Training is being provided by the WLGA during September 2018. The training will be based on the WLGA Guidance for Member Mentors as attached at Appendix 2.

 

Following the training, each political group will be able to offer their members a mentor to support them if they so wish.

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED?

Role Description of Member Mentor   (Appendix 1)

WLGA Guidance for Member Mentors (Appendix 2)

 

 


 

 

IMPLICATIONS

 

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

 

Signed:     Paul R Thomas                                                               Assistant Chief Executive                         

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

NONE

 

NONE

 

NONE

 

NONE

 

NONE

 

NONE

 

NONE

 

 

CONSULTATIONS

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below
Signed: P.R. Thomas Assistant Chief Executive (People Management and Performance)

1. Scrutiny Committee n/a
2.Local Member(s) n/a
3.Community / Town Council n/a
4.Relevant Partners n/a
5.Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations n/a

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information
List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THERE ARE NONE