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Agenda and draft minutes

Joint Human Resources Committee
Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Room B026 - Public Service Plaza. View directions

Contact: Penny Milne  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

23.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Branson, Budden, Robinson, Scott and Smith.

 

24.

Declarations of Interests

To receive and record any declarations of interests.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

25.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18th June 2019.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Human Resources Committee held on 18 June 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

26.

Appointment of Executive Directors Roles pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Reports circulated under separate cover.

 

 

Minutes:

In line with the Councils’ Standing Orders it is a requirement that the Council or its Joint Human Resources Committee make arrangements in connection with the permanent appointment of the Director (Regeneration and Place) and the Director (Corporate Services and Chief Finance Officer).

 

RESOLVED that

 

a)    the Joint Human Resources Committee to act as the appointment panel for the permanent Director Roles

 

b)    the recruitment process for the Director roles as set out in Paragraph 3.4 of the report be adopted.

 

27.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider whether to pass a resolution excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of any of the items on the agenda.  If members wish to do so then this could be achieved by passing the following resolution.  Members are not required to pass the resolution but the Solicitor to the Council recommends this as to the item set out below.

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item headed and numbered as below because:       

 

it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information of the descriptions specified in paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972 shown against the heading in question; and

 

in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Item  5               Appointment of Executive Directors Roles – Review of Evidence  

(Paragraphs 1 to 2)

 

Paragraph 1         Information relating to any individual

 

Paragraph 2         Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item as:

 

a)    It was likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information of the descriptions specified in paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972; and

 

b)    In all circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

This item was considered to be exempt under Paragraph 1 – Information relating to any individual, and Paragraph 2 – Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

 

28.

Appointment of Executive Directors Roles - Review of Evidence

Reports circulated under separate cover.

 

Minutes:

(This item was taken in Camera)

 

Having agreed the process for the appointment of the Director roles the Committee then adjourned to hear presentations and ask questions of each of the candidates.

 

The committee adjourned from 10.12am and reconvened at 11.33am.

 

(A) RESOLVED that having reviewed all the evidence provided, both interim services directors be appointed permanently, the Head of Organisational Development to convey this recommendation to each Cabinet. Both Cabinets to be afforded the right to make an objection to the appointments prior to the appointments being formally confirmed.

 

(B) RECOMMENDED to both Councils that the post of Chief Financial Officer be linked to the post of Director of Corporate Services.