Agenda and minutes

Senior Management Selection Panel
Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 2, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping. View directions

Contact: S. Tautz (Ext 4243)  Email: democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

9.

Terms of Reference

To note the following terms of reference for the Panel that were agreed by the Council at its meeting on 21 December 2017:

 

“In accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules set out in Part 4

of the Council’s Constitution:

 

(a)       to undertake the recruitment and selection of Chief Executive and Chief Officer positions as necessary;

 

(b)       to appoint to the proposed Chief Officer positions subject to the Objection Procedure;

 

(c)       to recommend the appointment (if necessary) of the Chief Executive to the Council subject to the Objection Procedure;

 

(d)       to undertake the functions of the redundancy panel procedure including:

 

(i)         ensuring that those affected are informed and consulted;

(ii)        considering proposals to make any Chief Officer post holders redundant;

(iii)       taking into account consideration of alternative proposals from those affected by such proposals; and

(iv)      whether alternative positions may be available;

 

(e)       consequent on (d) above, notifying the Executive and making recommendations to Council accordingly; and

 

(f)        to make recommendations to the Council on designations of the statutory officers positions and their deputies as necessary”.

Minutes:

The Panel noted its terms of reference, that had been agreed by the Council at its meeting on 21 December 2017.

10.

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To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 6 September 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 6 September 2018 were agreed as a correct record.

 

11.

Exclusion of Public and Press

Exclusion: To consider whether, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press should be excluded from the meeting for the items of business set out below on grounds that they will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) or are confidential under Section 100(A)(2):

 

Agenda Item No

Subject

Exempt Information Paragraph Number

5

People Strategy - Appointment of Strategic Director

1

 

The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, which came into effect on 1 March 2006, requires the Council to consider whether maintaining the exemption listed above outweighs the potential public interest in disclosing the information. Any member who considers that this test should be applied to any currently exempted matter on this agenda should contact the proper officer at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

 

Background Papers:  Paragraph 8 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules of the Constitution define background papers as being documents relating to the subject matter of the report which in the Proper Officer's opinion:

 

(a)        disclose any facts or matters on which the report or an important part of the report is based;  and

 

(b)        have been relied on to a material extent in preparing the report and does not include published works or those which disclose exempt or confidential information (as defined in Rule 10) and in respect of executive reports, the advice of any political advisor.

 

Inspection of background papers may be arranged by contacting the officer responsible for the item.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That, in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the items of business set out below on grounds that they will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) or are confidential under Section 100(A)(2):

 

Agenda Item No

Subject

Exempt Information Paragraph Number

5

People Strategy - Appointment of Strategic Director

1

 

12.

People Strategy – Appointment of Strategic Director

To undertake final interviews for appointment to the Council’s vacant Strategic Director position.

Minutes:

The Panel undertook selection interviews for appointment to the Council’s vacant Strategic Director position and received a presentation from each of the candidates for the post.

 

Members of the Panel were supported in the interview process by Ms. T. McDougall of Solace in Business, who provided feedback to the Panel on the technical assessment of each of the candidates interviewed for the Strategic Director role.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Mr. G. Handford be appointed to the role of Strategic Director.

13.

Date of Next Meeting

The Panel noted that its next meeting would be held at 9.30am on 12 December 2018 and would comprise interviews for the appointment of the Council’s new Chief Executive.

Minutes:

The Panel noted that its next meeting would be held at 9.30am on 12 December 2018 and would comprise interviews for the appointment of the Council’s new Chief Executive.