Agenda for Employment Procedure Committee on Thursday 25th April, 2019, 8.45 am

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Town Hall, Southport

Contact: Ruth Appleby 

Items
No. Item

28.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

 

29.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.

 

Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.

 

Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.

 

30.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 18 April 2019

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2019 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

31.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.  The Public Interest Test has been applied and favours exclusion of the information from the Press and Public.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it/they would involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act. The Public Interest Test has been applied and favours exclusion of the information from the press and public.

 

32.

Interviews - Chief Executive Post

The Committee will interview candidates for the post of Chief Executive and be requested to recommend the appointment of the successful candidate to the Council meeting on 25 April 2019.

 

Please note any recommendation will be subject to the consideration of any material or well founded objection to the appointment by a member of the Cabinet.

 

Copies of the interview timetable, the job description / person specification, the candidate application forms and details of the proposed interview questions will be distributed by the Chief Personnel Officer prior to the meeting.

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 27 of 18 April 2019, the Committee interviewed three candidates for the post of Chief Executive.

 

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)

it be recommended to the Council at its meeting on 25 April 2019, that Dwayne Johnson, Director of Social Care and Health for Sefton Council, be appointed to the post of Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service with a salary range of £147,037 to £161,747 in accordance with the Pay Policy and subject to standard pre-employment checks and the matter in (2);

 

(2)

prior to consideration by the Council, the Chief Personnel Officer be requested to notify the Cabinet of the recommendation in (1) above and ascertain whether any Cabinet Member has a material or well-founded objection to the appointment;

 

(3)

if necessary, the Chief Personnel Officer, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, be granted delegated authority, to make arrangements to appoint an interim Chief Executive, should the successful candidate be unable to take up the post on 1 June 2019; and

 

(4)

the Personnel team be thanked for their work in dealing with the recruitment.