Hearings Panels are responsible for considering and making decisions on behalf of the Authority on:
a) Appeals under the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme and the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme;
b) Appeals on matters that are the subject of collective negotiation;
c) Disciplinary appeals and grievance hearings as identified in the Conditions of Service and Service Orders.
d) Allegations that a Member has breached the Authority’s Code of Conduct
(following investigation in accordance with the Authority’s Arrangements for Dealing with
Code of Conduct Complaints under the Localism Act 2011).
Hearings Panels comprise 4 Members (2 Conservative, 1 Labour and 1 Liberal Democrat) and are convened as and when necessary.
Agendas, reports and Minutes of meetings can be accessed as follows, but please note that reports are often confidential because they contain information about a named individual:-
For meetings from January 2016 onwards, click on 'Meeting Information' on the left, then on 'Agendas, Reports and Minutes', and then on the date of the meeting.
For meetings up to December 2015 click on the relevant link below:-
Agenda and Reports for earlier meetings not available on the website can be obtained by either telephoning 01622 692121 or emailing email@example.com
All meetings will be held at Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Headquarters, The Godlands, Straw Mill Hill, Tovil, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XB unless otherwise stated.