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Education (Wales) Act 2014

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Chief officer and other staff

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9(1)The Council must have a chief officer.

(2)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations make provision about the appointment of the chief officer, including, in particular—

(a)specifying who is to appoint the chief officer;

(b)the procedure for such an appointment;

(c)how the terms and conditions (including remuneration, allowances, expenses and pensions) of the chief officer are to be determined.

(3)Regulations under this paragraph may—

(a)apply (with or without modifications) any code of practice that is concerned with appointments to public bodies, or

(b)make other provision relating to any such code.

(4)The Council may appoint such other employees as it considers appropriate.

(5)Employees (other than the chief officer) are to be appointed on such terms and conditions (including as to remuneration, allowances, expenses and pensions) as the Council may determine.

(6)The Council may—

(a)pay, or make payments in respect of pensions or gratuities to or in respect of employees or former employees;

(b)provide and maintain schemes (whether contributory or not) for the payment of pensions and gratuities to or in respect of employees or former employees.

(7)References in this paragraph to pensions and gratuities include references to pensions and gratuities by way of compensation to or in respect of employees who suffer loss of employment or loss or diminution of emoluments.

(8)If any person—

(a)on ceasing to be employed by the Council, becomes or continues to be one of its members, and

(b)was, by reference to the person’s employment, a participant in a pension scheme maintained by the Council,

the Council may make provision for that person to continue to participate in that scheme, on such terms and conditions as it may determine, as if the person’s service as a member were service as an employee; and any such provision is to be without prejudice to paragraph 7.

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