Appointment and Employment Committee (Special Meeting) – 10 October 2016
Chairman: Councillor Baroness Redfern
Venue: Civic Centre, Scunthorpe, (Executive Conference Room)
1. Substitutions. (if any)
2. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests. (if any)
3. Any other items that the chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances that must be specified.
The public are likely to be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).
4. To interview for the post of Executive Director: People and Transformation.
5. To consider recommending to Council an appointment to the post of Executive Director : People and Transformation.
PRESENT: – Councillor Baroness Redfern in the chair.
A Davison, L Foster, Rose and Waltham.
The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
31 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS – There were no declarations of interests made at the meeting.
32 EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC – Resolved – That the public be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the following item 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 of the Local Government Act 1972(as amended).
33 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PEOPLE AND TRANSFORMATION – In accordance with the requirements of the council’s Human Resources Review Protocol the committee met to receive a presentation from and interview one candidate for the post of Executive Director: People and Transformation. Following the presentation and interview, if the committee was minded to appoint to the post it was, in accordance with the council’s Constitution, required to recommend the appointment to Council for its consideration and approval because the post was designated as Head of the Paid Service (and Returning Officer).
Prior to commencement of the presentation and interview Councillors A Davison and L Foster sought clarification on elements of the council’s review protocol, the content of the post’s Job Description and associated senior management structure within the document. The Interim Head of Paid Service and Assistant Director: Human Resources who were also present at the meeting, responded to the questions asked.
The candidate delivered a 20 minute presentation on a specific subject, and then responded to several questions and a further series of interview questions asked by all members of the committee.
It was then –
Moved by Councillor A Davison and seconded by Cllr L Foster –
That it be recommended to council that no appointment be made and the post be advertised externally, with the above candidate being invited for interview alongside any external candidates.
Moved by Councillor Waltham and seconded by Councillor Rose as an amendment –
That it be recommended to council that the candidate Denise Hyde be appointed to the post of Executive Director: People and Transformation, to commence by 1 November 2016.
Substantive Motion Carried
The Interim Head of Paid Service informed the committee that it would be necessary at some point prior to 1 November 2016 for the committee to consider required interim arrangements for the council’s statutory officers following discussions with the Executive Director: People and Transformation.
34 Resolved – That the Interim of Head of Paid Service in consultation with the chairman of the Appointment and Employment Committee, be authorised to agree required interim arrangements for statutory officers prior to a commencement date being confirmed by the Executive Director: People and Transformation.