Agenda for Employment Procedure Committee on Tuesday 6th November, 2018, 10.00 am

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Town Hall, Bootle

Contact: Ruth Appleby 

Items
No. Item

21.

Appointment of Chair

Appointment of Chair(s) for this and subsequent meetings relating to recruitment to the posts of:

 

·       Head of Communities; and

·       Head of Economic Growth and Housing

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Hardy be appointed Chair for this and subsequent meetings relating to recruitment to the posts of:

 

·         Head of Communities; and

·         Head of Economic Growth and Housing.

22.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Mrs M. Carney (Chief Executive).  It was noted that Councillor Shaw would join the meeting later.

23.

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:

In accordance with Paragraph 9 of the Council’s Code of Conduct, the following declaration of personal interest was made.

 

Member

Minute No.

Nature of Interest

Councillor Atkinson

Minute No. 25, recruitment to Head of Communities and Head of Economic Growth and Housing Shortlisting Report

Personal - Knows one of the applicants.

Remained in the room during consideration of the item, took part in the consideration of the item and voted thereon.

 

 

24.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 7 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 March 2018 be confirmed as a correct record.

25.

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 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.

26.

Recruitment to Head of Communities and Head of Economic Growth and Housing Shortlisting Report

Report of the Chief Personnel Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Personnel Officer updating Members on the recruitment process so far, advising them of the process for the completion of the appointment of Head of Communities and Head of Economic Growth and Housing and requesting that Members consider the shortlists of candidates.

 

The Executive Director reported that in respect of the post of Head of Communities an initial sift had been carried out from the list of candidates set out in the report and 4 candidates were now recommended for progression.

 

RESOLVED: that

 

(1)

the suggested recommended shortlists of candidates as amended, be approved for progression;

 

(2)

the Chief Executive be authorised to conduct a further sift of candidates following the Day 1 interview process, in consultation with the Chair of the Committee; and

 

(3)

the recruitment timetable as set out in Annex 5 to the report be approved.