Agenda and minutes

Appointment Panel
Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 9.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received. 

2.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents. 

 

3.

APPOINTMENT PROCESS TO THE POSITIONS OF STRATEGIC DIRECTOR, CORPORATE RESOURCES AND DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES pdf icon PDF 77 KB

The Chief Executive will present a report, (Document “A”) which asks Members to consider, in accordance with the Council’s Officer Employment Procedure Rules, the elements required for the search, assessment and appointment process for the recruitment to the positions of Strategic Director Corporate Resources and Director of Human Resources.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Appointment Panel agrees the elements required for the          recruitment process to the post of Strategic Director Corporate     Resources as briefly outlined in Section 2.4 to Document “A”.

 

(2)       That the Appointment Panel agrees the elements required for the          recruitment process to the post of Director of Human Resources as briefly outlined in Section 2.4 to Document “A”.

 

(3)       That the Appointment Panel delegates to the Chief Executive in             consultation with the chair of the Appointment Panel, the      responsibility to liaise directly with the search and selection             consultant, stakeholder participants if involved and technical     advisors to ensure an effective and efficient recruitment         process.

 

(Michelle Moverley - 01274 437883)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented a report, (Document “A”) which asked Members to consider, in accordance with the Council’s Officer Employment Procedure Rules, the elements required for the search, assessment and appointment process for the recruitment to the positions of Strategic Director Corporate Resources and Director of Human Resources.

 

The Interim Human Resources Director gave an overview of the key elements of the appointments process in relation to the two posts, drawing Members’ attention to the timetable, salary and discussions that had taken place with the preferred partner on the job description and the marketing strategy that would be utilised.

Following discussions with the preferred partner, the recruitment timetable had now been revised and Members would be advised of the revisions in due course.

During the discussion Members made the following suggestions and indicated that these elements should be incorporated in to the recruitment process

  • That in relation to the Stakeholder Panel for the post of Human Resources Director, members of the Panel could be drawn from staff representatives, HR Director from another Local Authority as well as middle managers from within the Council.
  • In relation to the Stakeholder Panel for the post of Strategic Director Corporate Resources, panel members could be drawn from the private sector.  In addition potential candidates should have commercial expertise.
  • That in relation to the HR Director post, a key challenge for this Council was how to develop service managers and therefore the job description should reflect this.
  • That any marketing of the posts should emphasise that ‘Bradford was going places’ and that ‘Bradford was on a journey’.
  • That the Section 151 officer requirement may have to be relaxed in relation to the post of Strategic Director Corporate Resources, in order to attract the right calibre of candidate.
  • Members also suggested that when the next report is brought to the appointment panel in relation to a recommended shortlist , that information in relation to all applicants from the longlist  is shared with the panel.
  • In response to a question on the salary scales, it was stressed that both posts were pitched competitively in terms of salary.

 

Members were advised that if they had any further suggestions in relation to the respective appointments they be emailed to the Interim Human Resources Director. 

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the elements required for the recruitment process to the post       of Strategic Director Corporate Resources as briefly outlined in    Section 2.4 to Document “A” be agreed.

 

(2)       That the elements required for the recruitment process to the post       of Director    of Human Resources as briefly outlined in Section 2.4 to Document “A” be agreed.

 

(3)       That the Appointment Panel delegates to the Chief Executive in             consultation with the chair of the Appointment Panel, the      responsibility to liaise directly    with the search and selection       consultant, stakeholder participants if involved and technical     advisors to ensure an effective and efficient recruitment         process.

 

Action: Interim Director of Human Resources