Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

7.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor Tony Owen be appointed Chairman of the Appointment Panel.

8.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

All members were present.

9.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

10.

APPOINTMENT TO THE POST OF DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND CARE SERVICES pdf icon PDF 1 MB

(Report to follow)

Minutes:

Report HHR 12004

 

Following the Appointment Panel meeting on 25th January 2012 and subsequent interviews with the short- listed candidates Members had agreed that the applicants did not have the right skill-mix for the post.  The Post had therefore been re-advertised and details were circulated of the candidates who had applied. As previously reported the successful candidate would act as the Council’s lead Officer on matters relating to children’s social care, adult social care, education and operational housing with emphasis placed on the strong leadership qualities of this role. 

 

The Assistant Chief Executive (HR) introduced the report and sought member’s agreement to the recruitment selection process and the basic salary offer, together with a timetable for the selection process and the basic salary offer, together with a timetable for the selection process.  In agreeing the basic salary members did not consider it necessary at this stage to delegate authority to agree to any increase above the £150,000 being offered.  The Panel in discussing the selection process felt that the approach adopted for the interviews for the Deputy Chief Planner had worked very well with the long listed candidates attending for informal interviews with the Member Panel and Chief Officer Panel.  Members then went on to consider in the confidential part of the meeting the applications that had been received and decide on the long list of candidates.  In view of holiday commitments it was agreed to hold the first round interviews on two dates over the next two weeks, the dates to be finalised with members after the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that 

 

1)  the recruitment and selection process set out in the report be endorsed, subject to the first round of interviews being undertaken on two dates, one day next week and one day the following week, to work round various holiday commitments;

 

2)  pursuant to the Localism Act and the Council’s Pay Policy approval be given to offer the successful candidate circ £150,000 per annum (basic Salary) plus a lease car and any other entitlements set out in the general terms and conditions applicable to Chief Officers (Management Board Grades); and

 

3)    the Chief Executive and Assistant Chief Executive (HR) to provide advice and support to the Panel.

11.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS AMENDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION) (VARIATION) ORDER 2006 AND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

The Chairman to move that the Press and public be excluded during consideration of the items of business listed below as it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings that if members of the Press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Press and public be excluded during consideration of the item of business referred to below as it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings that if members of the Press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

 

The following summary

refers to a matter

involving exempt information

 

12.

LONG/SHORT LISTING OF CANDIDATES

(Information to follow)

Minutes:

The Panel discussed the individual applications that had been received and drew up a long list for the first round interviews to be undertaken on two dates over the next two weeks, the final dates to be agreed with members after the meeting.

 

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