Agenda and draft minutes

Appointments Committee - Thursday, 29th July, 2021 6.00 pm

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Venue: HMS Brave Room. View directions

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Items
No. Item

9.

Election of a Chairman

Minutes:

In the absence of the Chairman, the Democratic and Corporate Services Manager called for nominations for a Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

 

It was proposed by Councillor C A Vinson, duly seconded by Councillor S S Chandler, and

 

RESOLVED:       That Councillor O C de R Richardson be elected Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

10.

Apologies pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor T J Bartlett.

11.

Appointment of Substitute Members pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To note appointments of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

It was noted that in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, Councillor S S Chandler had been appointed as substitute member for Councillor T J Bartlett.

12.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 37 KB

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members.

13.

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To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13 July 2021 (to follow).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2021 were approved as a correct record for signing by the Chairman.

14.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The recommendation is attached.

 

MATTERS WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor C A Vinson, duly seconded by Councillor K Mills, 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 1 and 4 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

15.

Training

To receive an update from the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

The Chief Executive provided an update on the progress of training for members of the Appointments Committee.

 

16.

Update from Berwicks and Shortlisting Exercise

To receive an update and to consider the report from Berwicks.

 

This has been circulated separately to the members of the Appointments Committee.

Minutes:

Members received an update on the candidates recommended for interview following the shortlisting process.

 

RESOLVED:       That the four candidates identified be offered interviews for the position of Strategic Director (Place and Renewal).

17.

Interview Arrangements

To receive an update from the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

Members considered the proposed arrangements for interviewing for the position of Strategic Director (Place and Renewal).

 

In the absence of any dissent, it was agreed to proceed with the proposed arrangements with an interview date to be identified in late August 2021.

18.

Draft Interview Questions

To consider the report of the Chief Executive (to follow).

Minutes:

Members considered the proposed list of draft interview questions and it was agreed that a revised list of questions would be circulated based on the comments made by Members.

19.

Draft Written Exercise

To consider the report of the Chief Executive (to follow).

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented proposals for a draft written exercise.

 

In the absence of any dissent, it was agreed that the candidates would undertake a written exercise.

20.

Any Other Interview Tools Required

To receive an update from the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

Members discussed the merits of other interview tools and agreed the recommended test proposed by Berwicks.

 

RESOLVED: That the test recommended by Berwicks be agreed.

 

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