Agenda and minutes

Executive Director Children's Social Care and Education - Interviews, Employment Procedure Committee - Friday 26th May, 2023 9.30 am

Venue: Birkdale Room - Southport Town Hall, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DA. View directions

Contact: Ruth Appleby  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are requested to give notice of any personal or prejudicial interest and the nature of that interest, relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the relevant Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

 

3.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 26 April 2023

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2023 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

4.

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 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs1 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 of business on the grounds that it would involve 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.

 

 

 

5.

Recruitment to the Post of Executive Director - Children's Social Care and Education

The Committee will interview candidates for the post of Executive Director – Children’s Social Care and Education.

 

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

 

Please note that any appointment to the post will be subject to the consideration of any material or well-founded objection to the appointment by Members of the Cabinet.

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee interviewed two candidates for the post of Executive Director of Children’s Social Care and Education.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)    Risthardh Hare be appointed to the post of Executive Director – Children’s Social Care and Education at a salary of  £123,677 per annum (Senior Management Hay Grade 1), along with any potential market supplement as dictated within the Council’s pay policy and subject to any checks, and conditions deemed necessary by the Chief Personnel Officer; and

 

(2)    the offer of appointment in (1) above be subject to the Chief Personnel Officer notifying the Cabinet of the recommendation and ascertaining whether any Cabinet Member has a material or well-founded objection to the appointment.