Agenda and draft minutes

Appointments Committee
Monday 11th February 2019 8.30 am

Venue: Northey Room - MDCOff. View directions

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

816.

Appointment of Chairman

Minutes:

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

 

IN THE CHAIR: COUNCILLOR A S FLUKER

 

817.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor H M Bass.

818.

Disclosure of Interest

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:

Councillor Mrs P A Channer, who was in attendance as an observer, declared that she had met candidate 2 for the Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager post through business.

819.

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 items 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.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item 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.

820.

Appointment of Tier 2 Managers

To consider the report of the Head of Paid Services, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Paid Service which included candidate packs with job descriptions and Curriculum Vitae for those candidates shortlisted for interview in respect of the following roles:

·                 Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager;

·                 Programmes, Performance and Governance Manager.

 

821.

Adjournment of the Meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting be adjourned at 8:49am.

822.

Resumption of Business in Closed Session

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting of the Appointments Committee be resumed at 9:03am in closed session.

823.

Appointment of Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager

Minutes:

The Committee conducted an interview with the first shortlisted candidate for the post of Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager.

824.

Adjournment of the Meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting be adjourned at 9:45am.

825.

Resumption of Business in Closed Session

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting of the Appointments Committee be resumed at 9:50am in closed session.

826.

Appointment of Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager continued

Minutes:

The Committee then conducted an interview with the second shortlisted candidate for the post of Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager.

827.

Adjournment of the Meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting be adjourned at 10:30am.

828.

Resumption of Business in Closed Session

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting of the Appointments Committee be resumed at 11:24am in closed session.

829.

Appointment of Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager continued

Minutes:

The Committee then conducted an interview with the third and fourth shortlisted candidates for the post of Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager.

 

Following conclusion of all interviews, the Committee resolved to appoint Ms Georgina Button into the role of Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager.

 

RESOLVED that Ms Georgina Button be appointed into the role of Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager, subject to receipt of satisfactory medical checks and references.

830.

Adjournment of the Meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting be adjourned at 1:25pm for a short lunch break.

831.

Resumption of Business in Closed Session

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting of the Appointments Committee be resumed at 1:45pm in closed session.

832.

Appointment of Programmes, Performance and Governance Manager

Minutes:

The Committee conducted an interview with the first shortlisted candidate for the post of Programmes, Performance and Governance Manager.

833.

Adjournment of the meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting of the Appointments Committee re adjourned until 1:15pm on Thursday 14 February 2019.

834.

Resumption of Business in Closed Session

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting of the Appointments Committee be resumed at 1:30pm on Thursday 14 February 2019 in closed session.

835.

Appointment of Programmes, Performance and Governance Manager continued

Minutes:

The Committee conducted an interview with the second shortlisted candidate for the post of Programmes, Performance and Governance Manager.

 

Following conclusion of interviews Candidates B and D had scored very similarly.  The Committee resolved to appoint Candidate D into the role of Programmes, Performance and Governance Manager but agreed that should this candidate not accept the role it be offered to Candidate B.

 

RESOLVED that Cheryl Hughes be appointed into the role of Programmes, Performance and Governance Manager, subject to receipt of satisfactory medical checks and references.