Agenda, decisions and minutes

Appointment Panel
Monday, 22nd March, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Remote

Contact: Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR

To appoint a Chair for the duration of this Appointments process.

 

(Yusuf Patel – 07970 411923)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

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

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

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 FOR THE POSITION OF STRATEGIC DIRECTOR, PLACE pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The Chief Executive will submit a report (Documents “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, Place.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Appointment Panel agrees the elements required for the recruitment process to the post of Strategic Director, Place 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 if involved and technical advisors to ensure an effective and efficient recruitment process.

 

(Anne Lloyd - 01274 437335)

Additional documents:

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, Place.

 

The Director of Human Resources explained that the Pay Policy Statement had recently been agreed by Full Council and that this appointment fell within the parameters of that agreed Statement.  The Director went onto explain the elements of the recruitment process which were detailed in Document “A”.

 

The Director stressed that the organisation appointed to support with the appointment will need to demonstrate their experience of equality, diversity and inclusion and show that they have an inclusive approach to recruitment and are able to attract a diverse range of applicants.  It was intended that the selection process would proceed during end of April with shortlisting and final selection stage during mid May and onwards and Members would be contacted in due course.  Stakeholder Panels would also form a key part of the selection process.

 

The Leader stated that this was a key appointment and it was therefore important to get it right. The Deputy Leader stressed that the Stakeholder Panels should be as wide ranging as possible and diverse.

 

The Director stated that further meetings of the Appointments Panel will be held to discuss options and ideas around the recruitment process and it was therefore:

 

Resolved –

 

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

 

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

 

ACTION: Human Resources Director