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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Pittville Room - Municipal Offices. View directions

Contact: Rosalind Reeves, Democratic Services Manager 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Baker

2.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest

3.

Approve minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes of 9 June 2015

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 June 2015 were approved and signed as a correct record.

4.

Approve minutes of the Appointments Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Meetings held on : 

 

4 September 2015

2 November 2015

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Appointments Sub-Committee meeting held on 4 September were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

The minutes of the Appointments Sub-Committee meeting held on 2 November 2015 were approved and signed as a correct record subject to the following amendments :

 

·         inclusion of the following attendees : Richard Hall, GOSS, Councillor Andrew McKinlay, Andrew North, Chief Executive and Marek Dobrowolski.

·         inclusion of the list of stakeholders such as CBH and the LEP which the candidates met

 

In response to a question raised with regard to communication of the appointment of Tim Atkins to the post of Managing Director, Regulatory and Environmental Services Division, the Human Resources Manager, Julie McCarthy explained that the process was to inform the Cabinet followed by Group Leaders. A press release would be issued once Tim Atkins was in post on 1 February.

5.

Appointment to the post of Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Chief Executive to follow (although this report is public the appointment process will need to be held in exempt session and the Committee will be invited to exclude the public accordingly).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair explained that whilst the report was a public document, the discussion regarding the content of the report would be taken in exempt session under paragraph 1, Part 1, Schedule 12 A Local Government Act 1972 due to the fact that it concerned information relating to an individual.

 

Members discussed at length the appointment of the Deputy Chief Executive to the Head of Paid Service Post, noting that it was intended to be an interim one.

 

The HR Manager clarified that the recommendations of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee would be cascaded by the Proper Officer (and in his absence the Head of Legal Services) to Cabinet Members and Group Leaders so there would be an opportunity to raise an objection prior to the recommendations being considered by C ouncil on 25 February.

 

Having considered the appointment of the Deputy Chief Executive to the HoPS post and alternative options it was

 

RESOLVED THAT

 

1.    The content of this report be agreed, noting the deletion of the post of Deputy Chief Executive as referenced in para 1.4.

2.    The salary of £99,975 and job description for the new post of Head of Paid Service (HoPS) be approved, noting that the post was intended to be an interim one.

3.    Council be recommended to appoint the Deputy Chief Executive to the HoPS post and also to the roles of Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer

4.    The HR Manager be requested to support Members of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee and the Head of Paid Service in reviewing the council’s Senior Leadership Team structure during 2017.

5.    The HR Manager be authorised to undertake all necessary processes and procedures to implement the above recommendations.

6.

Local Government Act 1972 - Exempt Business

The Committee is recommended to approve the following resolution:

 

 “That in accordance with Section 100A(4) Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the remaining items of business as it is likely that, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, if members of the public are present there will be disclosed to them exempt information as defined in paragraph 1, Part 1, Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972, namely:

·         Paragraph 1; Information relating to any individual.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED THAT

 

In accordance with Section 100A(4)Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting as it was likely that, in view of the nature to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, if members of the public were present there will be disclosed to them exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part (1) Schedule (12A) Local Government act 1972, namely :

 

Paragraph 1 : Information relating to any individual

7.

Exempt Minutes

Exempt Minutes of 4 September 2015

Minutes:

The Exempt Minutes of the meeting held on 4 September 2015 were approved and signed as a correct record subject to one amendment.

8.

Date of next meeting (if necessary)

Scheduled date- 29 February 2016

Minutes:

29 February 2016