Agenda and minutes

Appointment Panel
Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 1.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR

To appoint a Chair for the duration of the Appointment process.

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Hinchcliffe be appointed Chair for the duration of this appointments process.

 

2.

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.

 

3.

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

 

4.

APPOINTMENT PROCESS TO THE POSITION OF STRATEGIC DIRECTOR CHILDREN'S SERVICES pdf icon PDF 221 KB

The Chief Executive will submit 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 position of Strategic Director Children’s Services.

 

Recommended –

 

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

 

(2)        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 and technical advisors if involved  to ensure an effective and efficient recruitment process.

 

(Michelle Moverley - 01274 437883)

Minutes:

The Chief Executive submitted  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

position of Strategic Director Children’s Services.

 

The Human Resources Manager (Corporate) stated that at the meeting of the Staffing Committee in November, Members determined that the vacant position of the Strategic Director Children’s Services should be filled and that Council at its meeting in December approved the salary package for the post. 

 

Imminently a search and selection consultant would be appointed, and Members were asked to give their views on the elements of the recruitment process and the job specification, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting.

 

During the discussion Members made the following suggestions, additions and comments on the recruitment process and job specification:

 

·         That the prospective candidates as well as having an oversight on Children’s Social Care, following the OFSTED judgement also had to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the employment and skills element of Children’s Services, as this was an important component of the job.

 

·         That the education/qualifications element of the job specification be amended accordingly.

 

·         How the prospective candidates will work with the Regional Schools Commissioner should also be included.

 

·         That the prospective candidates should demonstrate experience in the Special Educational Needs and Disability area, given the growing impetus in this area.

 

·         In relation to the Stakeholder Panels, Members suggested that the Stakeholder Panels should include a Young People’s Panel; Agency Panels (to include CCGs, Social Care, Health Sector, Colleges, University and the Police) and  there should also be a Head teacher Panel.

 

The Human Resources Manager (Corporate) confirmed that a revised job specification would be circulated to Members which will incorporate the comments and suggestions made, and that Members will also be contacted in due course regarding dates for the shortlisting and interview stage of the appointments process.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Appointment Panel agrees the elements required

            for the recruitment process to the post of Strategic Director

            Children’s Services as briefly outlined in Section 2.4 to

            Document “A” as amended.

 

(2)       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 and

            technical advisors if involved to ensure an effective and

            efficient recruitment process.

 

ACTION: Human Resources Director