Agenda and minutes

Head of Communities Shortlisting, Employment Procedure Committee
Tuesday 11th May, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room - Bootle Town Hall, Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 7AE. View directions

Contact: Ruth Appleby 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for this and subsequent meetings relating to recruitment to the post of Head of Communities

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Hardy be appointed Chair for this and subsequent meetings of the Employment Procedure Committee relating to recruitment to the Head of Communities post.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Pugh.

 

3.

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.

 

 

4.

Minutes of Previous Meetings

Minutes of previous meetings of the Employment Procedure Committee:

 

·       12 April 2021 – Head of Operational Inhouse Services - Interviews

·       16 April 2021 – Service Manager Investment and Housing - Interviews

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the following meetings of the Employment Procedure Committee be confirmed as a correct record:

 

·       12 April 2021 – Head of Operational Inhouse Services - Interviews

·       16 April 2021 – Service Manager Investment and Housing - Interviews

 

5.

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 Paragraph1 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 paragraph 1 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.

 

6.

Recruitment to Head of Communities

Report of the Executive Director - People

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Executive Director People relating to recruitment to the post of Head of Communities.

 

The report updated Members on the recruitment process so far, the process for completion of the appointment of the Head of Communities and sought approval for the recommended shortlist for progression to the next stage of the selection process.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)

the applications and recommended shortlist of candidates for progression to the Technical Interview stage, be conducted by the Executive Director People;

 

(2)

the Executive Director People be authorised to conduct an initial sift in consultation with the Chair of the EPC following the Technical Interviews, which will enable candidates to be taken forward to the next stage of the recruitment process - which is the Stakeholder and One Council interviews and final EPC process; 

 

(3)

the Executive Director People and other Officers as required, be authorised to conduct a further sift in consultation with the Chair of the EPC following the Stakeholder and One Council interviews which will  be prior to the formal interviews with the Employment Procedure Committee;

 

(4)

it be noted that the Head of Communities is graded at Senior Management Hay 3 at a salary of £87,597 per annum;

 

(5)

the job advertisement detailed at Annex 1 to the report be noted; and

 

 

(6)

the job description and person specification set out at Annex 3 to the report be noted.