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Items
No. Item

103.

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 Members:

 

Ordinary Member

Nominated Member

 

Councillor Sue Anderson

Councillor Graham Henson

Councillor Keith Ferry

Councillor Christine Robson

Councillor Barry Macleod-Cullinane

Councillor Marilyn Ashton

 

104.

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:

Councillor Paul Osborn declared that he had previously met one of the candidates attending for interview for the post of Corporate Director, Community, but confirmed that he did not know him in a capacity that would mean he could not be impartial.

 

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

105.

Minutes

That the minutes of the meeting of the Chief Officer Employment’s Panel held on 4 September 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meetings held on 1 August 2017 and 4 September 2017 be taken as read and signed as correct records.

RESOLVED ITEMS

106.

Information Report: Recruitment process for the role of Director of Adult Social Services

Report of the Corporate Director, People

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a report which provided information on the interim cover arrangements for a Statutory Officer post.

 

The Corporate Director, People reported that the post of Director of Adult Social Services was to be recruited to following the resignation of the current post holder with effect 13 October 2017.  The Corporate Director explained that he would be commencing an internal recruitment process to appoint an interim officer with immediate effect, pending the recruitment of a permanent replacement.  He added that he would carry out the interviews for this temporary appointment with the relevant portfolio holder.

 

The proposal to recruit an interim post holder were supported by the Panel, subject the caveat that the Opposition Group also be included in the interview process.  It was further agreed that the Panel interview applicants for this permanent statutory post.

 

RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.

107.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To resolve that 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 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.

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 for the reasons set out below:

 

Item

Title

 

Reason

6.

Appointment of Corporate Director, Community

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

 

108.

Appointment of Corporate Director, Community

Upon interview of short-listed candidates to consider making an appointment to the post of Corporate Director, Community.

 

FOR CONSIDERATION

Minutes:

The Panel interviewed three shortlisted candidates and received a presentation from each.

 

RESOLVED: That the Panel adjourn until 4.00 pm on 14 September 2017.

 

Having reconvened it was

 

RESOLVED:  That Mr Paul Walker, Executive Consultant, Rossendale Borough Council, be appointed as Corporate Director, Community with effect from a date to be determined and in accordance with the terms and conditions governing Chief Officer posts.