Agenda for Employment Procedure Committee on Friday 15th February, 2019, 10.30 am

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Town Hall, Bootle

Contact: Ruth Appleby 

Items
No. Item

13.

Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for this and subsequent meetings in relation to recruitment to the post of Chief Executive Officer

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Maher, Leader of the Council, be appointed Chair of this meeting and any subsequent meetings of the Employment Procedure Committee, in relation to the post of Chief Executive Officer.

 

14.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

 

15.

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.

 

 

16.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2018 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

17.

Recruitment to Post of Chief Executive Officer pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Chief Personnel Officer / Chief Executive

 

To follow

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the joint report of the Chief Personnel Officer / Chief Executive, which sought formal approval in relation to the process for the recruitment of a new Chief Executive for Sefton Council.

 

RESOLVED: That:

 

(1)

the job description and person specification for the post as set out at Annex 1 to the report be approved;

 

(2)

the format and wording of the job advertisement as set out at Annex 2 to the report be approved;

 

(3)

approval be given for the job advertisement to be placed within the Municipal Journal (print and on-line edition), the Guardian on-line and via social media outlets and also via the Council’s Job Advertisement Process;

 

(4)

the full recruitment timetable as set out at Annex 3 be approved;

 

(5)

the Chief Executive and Chief Personnel Officer be authorised to assess initial applications in consultation with the Chair and then to arrange an initial technical interview process for those candidates deemed suitable for progression, with a view to recommending a shortlist for the full selection process;

 

(6)

the Chair be permitted to agree a presentation topic for the Day 2 interview;

 

(7)

the Chair be delegated with the terms of offer made to a suitable candidate.  The approved salary for the post being £144,154 - £158,175 (2% pay rise pending), subject to Market Supplement under the existing Pay Policy.  Such offer subject to Council formal approval;

 

(8)

the Council meeting on 25 April 2019  receive the Committee’s recommendation for formal approval of the appointment of the successful candidate (subject to any material and well-founded objection by any Cabinet Member); and

 

(9)

the Council also  be given the opportunity to vote on the salary, which is over £100,000.