Agenda and draft minutes

Appointments Committee - Tuesday, 13th July, 2021 2.00 pm

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To receive any apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence.


The Democratic and Corporate Services Manager confirmed that a vacancy existed on the Appointments Committee until filled by the full Council following the resignation of Councillor M J Holloway.


Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointments of Substitute Members.


There were no substitute members appointed.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.


There were no declarations of interest made by Members.


Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To note the Terms of Reference.


The Chief Executive presented the Terms of Reference agreed by the full Council for the Appointments Committee. These were in addition to a number of delegations authorised by the full Council to the Chief Executive in respect of the recruitment process.


Members were advised that the Appointment of the Strategic Director (Place & Renewal) would be made by the full Council as the salary package exceeded £100,000.


The Role of the Appointments Committee would be:


·         To undertake shortlisting in respect of new Strategic Director (Place & Renewal) post

·         To undertake interviews in respect the new Strategic Director (Place & Renewal) Post

·         To make recommendations to the Full Council regarding the appointment of the new Strategic Director (Place & Renewal)


Members considered the Terms of Reference and discussed the appointments process.


It was moved by Councillor C A Vinson, duly seconded and


RESOLVED:            That the Terms of Reference be noted.


Progress Update

To receive a verbal update from the Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service.


The Chief Executive advised that the deadline for applications for the post of Strategic Director (Place & Renewal) had been the previous day and that it had now closed.


It was recommended by the Head of Governance that if Members wished to discuss the application process in more detail that they would need to exclude the press and public.


Exclusion of the Press and Public


It was moved by Councillor C A Vinson, duly seconded by Councillor S H Beer and


RESOLVED:            That, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the remainder of the business on the grounds that the items to be considered involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 4 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.


Progress Update


Members considered the progress update from the Chief Executive and the report of the recruitment consultants.


(Councillor T J Bartlett declared a Voluntary Announcement of Other Interests by reason that one of the applicants was known to him but not to a sufficient degree to cause the association to be an Other Signficant Interest or Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.)


Training for Appointments Committee Members

To receive a verbal update from East Kent Human Resources.


The Chief Executive discussed the proposals for providing training for Members.

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