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Items
No. Item

97.

Membership

To note under the provisions of the formula membership the attendance of the following nominee:

 

Original Member

Nominee Member Attending

Councillor Sue Anderson

Councillor Graham Henson

 

FOR INFORMATION

Minutes:

RESOLVED: To note the attendance at this meeting of the following duly appointed nominated Member:

 

Ordinary Member

Nominated Member

 

Councillor Sue Anderson

Councillor Graham Henson

 

98.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:

 

(a)               all Members of the Panel;

(b)               all other Members present.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.

99.

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That the minutes of the meeting of the Chief Officer’s Employment Panel held on 1 August 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

Two Members indicated that they wished it to be recorded the report considered at the previous meeting should have been considered in Part I of the agenda.

 

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 August be deferred to the next meeting.

RESOLVED ITEMS

100.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business, on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of confidential information in breach of an obligation of confidence, or of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:

 

Agenda Item Nos

 

Title

Description of Exempt Information

5.

Severance Payment of £100,000 or Greater

Information under paragraph 1 (contains information relating to any individuals) and paragraph 3 (information relating to the financial and business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)).

6.

Appointment of Corporate Director, Community

Information under paragraph 1 (contains information relating to any individuals)

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That in accordance with Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) for the reasons set out below:

 

Item

Title

 

Reason

5.

Severance Payment of £100,000 or Greater

Information under paragraph 1 (contains information relating to any individuals) and paragraph 3 (information relating to the financial and business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)).

 

6.

Appointment of Corporate Director, Community

Information under paragraph 1 (contains information relating to any individual).

 

[Note:  Councillors Barry Macleod-Cullinane and Paul Osborn requested that it be noted that they did not agree that the press and public should be excluded for item 5, Severance Payment of £100,000 or Greater].

 

101.

Severance Payment of £100,000 or Greater

Report of the Divisional Director, Environment and Culture

Minutes:

Members received a confidential report which sought approval for a severance payment where the total amount concerned was greater than £100,000.

 

The Director of Environment and Culture outlined the content of the report.  The Head of People and Organisational Development advised that a review of the redundancy process was underway.

 

RESOLVED: That the payment of the contractual and statutory payments to the employee, as set out in the report, be approved.

102.

Appointment of Corporate Director, Community

To agree the candidates to be invited to interview for the post of Corporate Director, Community.

 

Minutes:

A representative from Gatenby Sanderson explained the process that had been followed to produce the list of candidates for shortlisting, the current candidate market and introduced the report on each candidate.  The Chair invited Members of the Panel to ask questions and seek clarification.

 

A Member of the opposition stated that the he would wish to be involved in the creation of role profiles in the future.  The Chief Executive advised that the Portfolio Holder and Shadow Portfolio had been invited to be involved at an early stage in the process commenting on the job description/ person specification and skills need for any potential applicant.  The same Member stated that he wished it to be noted that he was not satisfied with the level of involvement he had been given in the recruitment process.

 

The representative from Gatenby Sanderson advised the Panel in terms of the equal opportunities monitoring data of the applications received.

 

Having completed the presentation and responded to questions, the Chair thanked the representative from Gatenby Sanderson.  Members discussed their assessment of each candidate prior to voting on who should be shortlisted. 

 

RESOLVED:  That three of the five candidates be shortlisted for interview.