Agenda and minutes

Appointments Committee - Wednesday 8th August 2018 1.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

329.

Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor A S Fluker be appointed as Chairman for the meeting.

330.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Mrs P A Channer.

331.

Disclosure of Interests

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interests or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6-8 inclusive of the Code of Conduct for Members.

 

(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).

 

Minutes:

There were none.

 

332.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

To resolve that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that this satisfies the public interest test.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that this satisfies the public interest test.

333.

Appointment of Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance and Head of Paid Service

To receive and consider applications from, and interview candidates in relation to the above posts, (copy of related documentation will be circulated prior to the meeting).

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Group Manager, People, Performance and Policy. This report outlined two recommendations resulting from the discussion at Council on 28 June 2018 regarding the future structural arrangements for a revised Corporate Leadership Team comprising three Directors.

 

The Appointments Committee was asked to select a suitable candidate for the position of Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance and the Head of Paid Service.

 

The Committee considered the papers pack circulated prior to the meeting which included a report, job description, application forms, curriculum vitaes and standard questions.

 

The Committee then interviewed for the post of Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance. Following conclusion of the interview and after a vote, which was carried unanimously, the Committee resolved to appoint Mr Paul Dodson to the role of Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance.

 

RESOLVED (i) that Mr Paul Dodson be appointed to the role of Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance.

 

This was followed by an interview for the Head of Paid Service on an interim basis. Following conclusion of the interview and after a vote, which was carried unanimously, the Committee confirmed the appointment of Mr Richard Holmes to the role of Head of Paid Services; the appointment was on an interim basis to the end of July 2019.  

 

RESOLVED (ii) that Mr Richard Holmes be appointed to the role of Head of Paid Service on an interim basis until the 31 July 2019.

334.

Assimilation of the roles of the Director of Resources and Director of Service Delivery

Minutes:

The Committee was further asked to note the report that in accordance with the Organisational Change and Redundancy Policy, the following Directors, Miss Emma Foy and Mr Richard Holmes would be assimilated into their roles of Director of Resources and Director of Service Delivery respectively.

 

Following discussions with the two candidates the Committee noted that Ms Foy slotted into her respective role of Director of Resources, similarly, Mr Holmes slotted into the Director of Service Delivery role.

 

RESOLVED that, in accordance with the Council’s Human Resources policies, Ms Emma Foy be slotted into the Director of Resources role with immediate effect and that Mr Richard Holmes be slotted into the Director of Strategy role with immediate effect.  

 

It was noted that all the aforementioned appointments/assimilations will be reported to Council on 9 August 2018.