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The problems surrounding staffing in PFI/PPP is particularly topical due to the recent concessions made in REM and the introduction of pilot schemes.

It is the aim of this conference to offer guidance to the best ways to staff PFI projects.

Topics covered at the conference will include the widespread problems of recruitment and retention, changes to employment structures, Retention of Employment Model (REM) and the TUPE regulations, which will be discussed both in theoretical terms and through practical current PFI case studies.

Benefits of Attending

- Identify the key issues in staff recruitment and retention

- Understand the effect of REM/TUPE on private sector contractors

- Discover the terms and conditions offered to transferring staff

- Learn from pilot schemes using REM

- Hear from leading Union representatives

- Gain an insight into employment and pension law issues

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:

Morag MacSween, Associate Director, Audit Commission
Karen Jennings, National Secretary, Health, UNISON
Barry Fawcett, Professional Assistant, National Union of Teachers
Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association
Rob Hann, Legal Executive, 4ps
John Adams, Managing Director, Serco Local Government, Serco
Duane Passman, Project Director, Barking Havering & Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust
David Marriott, Human Resources Manager, Core and Facility Services, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
Barry Clarke, Head of Design, Build & Facilities, New Hospitals Development, Barts and the London NHS Trust
Brian Ibell, Assistant Chief Executive, PFI Project Director, Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Kirit Modi, Assistant Director, CEA@Islington
Ian Keys, Partnership Director, Pinnacle psg

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Norman Rose

Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association

Norman Rose

Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association

9:10 IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING FLEXIBILTY

  • Overview of employment systems on the cost of bidding
  • Issues arising from REM/TUPE that affect contractors
  • Limiting the effect of the ROE model on the price of the projects
  • Keeping staff in the NHS
  • Norman Rose

    Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association

    Norman Rose

    Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association

    9:40 NHS REFORM

  • Movement in pay modernisation
  • The need to speed up reforms
  • How will the pension issue be addressed?
  • Primacy to profit rather than service
  • Will REM make staff feel rewarded, valued and involved?
  • Looking at the future issues in recruitment and retention under PPP/PFI
  • Karen Jennings

    Karen Jennings, National Secretary, Health, UNISON

    Karen Jennings

    Karen Jennings, National Secretary, Health, UNISON

    10:20 CASE STUDY

    Duane Passman

    Duane Passman, Project Director, Barking Havering & Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

  • How will the new retention model be implemented?
  • Terms and conditions offered to transferred staff
  • What benchmark is being set for future local negotiations?
  • What has been learnt from the pilot?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DERBY PFI HOSPITAL

    Brian Ibell

    Brian Ibell, Assistant Chief Executive, PFI Project Director, Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Skills requirement
  • Additional/reducing staffing levels
  • Managing transition from the public to private sector
  • Meeting expectations – both staff and management
  • Workforce planning
  • 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

    Brian Ibell

    Brian Ibell, Assistant Chief Executive, PFI Project Director, Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

    Karen Jennings

    Karen Jennings, National Secretary, Health, UNISON

    Karen Jennings

    Karen Jennings, National Secretary, Health, UNISON

    Norman Rose

    Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association

    Norman Rose

    Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CASE STUDY

    David Marriott

    David Marriott, Human Resources Manager, Core and Facility Services, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

  • How is the new retention model being developed?
  • Terms and conditions offered to transferred staff
  • How does REM address the pensions issue?
  • What benchmark is being set for future negotiations?
  • Importance of union involvement in developing the model
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY

    Barry Clarke

    Barry Clarke, Head of Design, Build & Facilities, New Hospitals Development, Barts and the London NHS Trust

  • Dealing with large scale complexities in staffing
  • Terms and conditions offered to transferred staff
  • How to address the pensions issue?
  • Lessons learnt
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 REM - EMPLOYMENT LAW ISSUES

    Helen Boddy

    Helen Boddy, Partner & Head of Employment, Shadbolt & Co Solicitors

  • TUPE v REM
  • REM in practice
  • Increased risk of claims
  • Will REM prevent a two-tier workforce?
  • Expected benefits/problems
  • How effective will REM be?
  • 16:20 WORKING WITH TUPE

    Emma Burrows

    Emma Burrows, Partner, Head of Employment, Trowers & Hamlins

  • Issues surrounding employee relations
  • Cost of employing transferring staff
  • Staff costing
  • Code of practice on two tier workforce
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Howard Barrie

    Howard Barrie, Partner, Head of Project Finance, Denton Wilde Sapte

    9:10 RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION IN PUBLIC SERVICES

    Morag MacSween

    Morag MacSween, Associate Director, Audit Commission

  • The supply and demand of public sector staff
  • What attracts people to work in public services?
  • Why do people leave?
  • Morale, image and the ‘national conversation’ about public services
  • The critical success factors for retention
  • 9:40 A UNION PERSPECTIVE OF PPP/PFI IN EDUCATION

    Barry Fawcett

    Barry Fawcett, Professional Assistant, National Union of Teachers

  • TUPE recruitment and retention structure
  • Is value for money being delivered under PFI?
  • Limitations in TUPE’s protection of staff
  • Is the transfer of staff necessary?
  • The need for an effective staffing framework
  • Drawing an analogy with other sectors
  • 10:20 MANAGING LARGE SCALE STAFF TRANSFERS

  • View of transfer structure
  • The case for protecting employment rights
  • Local government pension scheme
  • A need for regular reviews
  • Options available to local authorities
  • Funding structure for employees in the private sector
  • John Adams

    John Adams, Managing Director, Serco Local Government, Serco

    John Adams

    John Adams, Managing Director, Serco Local Government, Serco

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY

  • Education outsourcing context in Islington
  • Arrangements for staff transfer
  • Pension arrangements
  • Developments since outsourcing
  • Key issues for other outsourcing arrangements
  • Dr Kirit Modi

    Dr Kirit Modi, Assistant Director, CEA@Islington

    Dr Kirit Modi

    Dr Kirit Modi, Assistant Director, CEA@Islington

    12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

    Barry Fawcett

    Barry Fawcett, Professional Assistant, PFI Unit, National Union of Teachers

    Dr Kirit Modi

    Dr Kirit Modi, Assistant Director, CEA@Islington

    Dr Kirit Modi

    Dr Kirit Modi, Assistant Director, CEA@Islington

    John Adams

    John Adams, Managing Director, Serco Local Government, Serco

    John Adams

    John Adams, Managing Director, Serco Local Government, Serco

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE WIDESPREAD ISSUES CONCERNING RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION IN PUBLIC SERVICES

    Rob Hann

    Rob Hann, Legal Executive, 4ps

  • Insight into projects worked on
  • Supply and demand of public sector staff
  • What transfer of employment structures have been used?
  • How can the private sector address the problem issues?
  • The role of the Government in implementing a practical transfer model
  • Legal and practical consequences of applying a transfer model
  • 14:40 STAFFING ISSUES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT PPP/PFI PROJECTS

  • Overview of projects
  • Staffing issues that have arisen from projects
  • What has been the best way to deal with staffing issues?
  • Employee access to occupational pension schemes
  • Transfer of employment rights
  • How effective is TUPE as a model in local authority PPP/PFI?
  • Ian Keys

    Ian Keys, Partnership Director, Pinnacle psg

    Ian Keys

    Ian Keys, Partnership Director, Pinnacle psg

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 EMPLOYMENT LAW ISSUES

  • Update on TUPE and the new TUPE regulations
  • Legal models for transfer
  • Employment liabilities and risk allocation
  • Retention of employment - legal issues
  • Michael Ryley

    Michael Ryley, Partner, Head of Employment Group, Masons

    Michael Ryley

    Michael Ryley, Partner, Head of Employment Group, Masons

    16:20 PANEL DISCUSSION

    Rob Hann

    Rob Hann, Legal Executive, 4ps

    Michael Ryley

    Michael Ryley, Partner, Head of Employment Group, Masons

    Michael Ryley

    Michael Ryley, Partner, Head of Employment Group, Masons

    Ian Keys

    Ian Keys, Partnership Director, Pinnacle psg

    Ian Keys

    Ian Keys, Partnership Director, Pinnacle psg

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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