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No. Item

131.

Membership

To note under the provisions of the formula for membership the attendance of the following nominees:

 

Original Member

Nominee Member Attending

Councillor Sue Anderson

Councillor Varsha Parmar

Councillor Barry

Macleod-Cullinane

Councillor Richard Almond

 

 

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 Varsha Parmar

Councillor Barry Macleod-Cullinane

Councillor Richard Almond

 

132.

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.

133.

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That the minutes of the meeting of the Chief Officers’ Employment Panel held on 28 February 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

RESOLVED ITEMS

134.

Appointment of Interim Divisional Director of Children and Families

Report of the Corporate Director, People (Interim)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a report which sought approval to the appointment of an interim to the post Divisional Director Children and Young People Service following the appointment of the Divisional Director Children and Young People Service to the interim post of Corporate Director People following the departure of the previous Corporate Director of People.

 

Members were advised of the process to appoint an Interim Divisional Director of Children and Families and that this interim appointment would be reviewed in June 2018.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          the Corporate Director People (Interim) be requested to write to the current People Directorate management team asking for expressions of interest in acting up into the role of Divisional Director of Children and Young People Service;

 

(2)          the Corporate Director (Interim) make an appointment until 30 June 2018 through a balanced interview panel of 3 officers advised by the portfolio holder and shadow portfolio holder for Children.

135.

Future Direction of the Public Health Service

Presentation

Minutes:

The Panel received a presentation from the Director of Public Health on the budget, priorities and values in Public Health Harrow.

 

RESOLVED: That the presentation be noted.

136.

Exclusion of 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 No

 

Title

Description of Exempt Information

7.

Severance Payments of £100,000 or greater

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

 

8.

Endorsement of the Director of Public Health

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 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 No

 

Title

Description of Exempt Information

7.

Severance Payments of £100,000 or greater

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

 

8.

Endorsement of the Director of Public Health

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

 

[Note:  Councillors Richard Almond and Paul Osborn requested that it be noted that they did not agree that the press and public should be excluded for item 7, Severance Payment of £100,000 or Greater].

137.

Severance Payments of £100,000 or greater

Report of the Corporate Director, People (Interim)

Minutes:

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

 

Members asked questions in relation to the re-structure, noting that the Director of Public Health was a statutory post and that the role would now be carried out on a part time basis.

 

RESOLVED:  That the contractual and statutory payments to the Director of Shared Public Health Team, as set out in the report, be approved.

138.

Endorsement of the Director of Public Health

Report of the Corporate Director, People (Interim)

Minutes:

Members received a confidential report which outlined the  process followed in appointing to the Director of Public Health post.

 

Members expressed some concerns and challenged the appointment process that had been followed in making the appointment.

 

RESOLVED:  That the decision to appoint Carole Furlong as the Director of Public Health be endorsed.

 

[Note:  Councillor Richard Almond and Councillor Paul Osborn wished to be recorded as having voted against the above Resolution due to the failure to follow the correct process.]