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Venue: Boardrom, Middlesex Suite, Harrow Civic Centre

Contact: Alison Atherton, Senior Professional - Democratic Services  Tel: 020 8424 1266 E-mail:  alison.atherton@harrow.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

22.

Membership

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

 

Original Member

Nominee Member Attending

Councillor Sue Anderson

Councillor Simon Brown

Councillor Marilyn Ashton

Councillor Chris Mote

Councillor Keith Ferry

Councillor Varsha Parmar

Councillor Graham Henson

Councillor Maxine Henson

 

FOR INFORMATION

Minutes:

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

 

Ordinary Member

Nominee Member Attending

Councillor Sue Anderson

Councillor Simon Brown

Councillor Marilyn Ashton

Councillor Chris Mote

Councillor Keith Ferry

Councillor Varsha Parmar

Councillor Graham Henson

Councillor Maxine Henson

 

23.

Chair for the Meeting

A Chair of the Chief Officers’ Employment Panel for the Municipal Year 2018/19 was appointed by the Licensing and General Purposes Committee at its special meeting on 24 May 2018 under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 7.2:  the appointed Chair is Councillor Graham Henson

 

In the absence of the Chair for the Municipal Year, it is necessary to appoint a Chair for this meeting.

 

FOR DECISION

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Simon Brown be appointed as Chair of the meeting.

24.

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 interest by Members.

25.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 107 KB

That the minutes of the meeting of the Chief Officers’ Employment Panel held on 13 November 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

RESOLVED ITEMS

26.

Appointment of the Director of Adult Social Services pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Report of the Corporate Director, People

Minutes:

Members received a report which set out the process for the permanent recruitment to the statutory post of Director of Adult Social Services (DASS), the proposed remuneration package and the interim arrangements for the period between the departure of the current postholder and the start date of the appointed candidate.

 

The Corporate Director, People (interim) outlined the content of the report and advised that Penna, the appointed recruitment consultants, had carried out an extensive recruitment process.  He drew Members’ attention to the salaries paid in 2017 to other DASS across London.  A Member commented that Harrow appeared to be paying at the lower end of the salary range.

 

In response to a Member’s question, the Corporate Director, People (interim) advised that the period between the current postholder leaving the Council’s employ and the new DASS starting was likely to be between two to six weeks given the likely required notice periods.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          the Corporate Director, People (interim), following interview by the Panel, appoint the preferred candidate to the post of Director of Adult Social Services;

 

(2)          the remuneration package for the post for a 3 year period start at £130,000 per annum comprised of a salary at grade D2 (£104,748 - £117,918), a 2% pay award due in April 2019 and a market supplement of up to £10,000 (to be reviewed after 3 years); and

 

(3)          the Corporate Director, People (interim) undertake the statutory duties of the Director of Adult Social Services for the period following the departure of the current postholder on 31 March 2019 and the start date of the appointed candidate.

27.

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 No

 

Title

Description of Exempt Information

7.

Appointment to the post of Director of Adult Social Services

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

7.

Appointment of the Director of Adult Social Services

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

 

28.

Appointment of the Director of Adult Social Services

Upon interview of short-listed candidates to consider making an appointment to the post of Director of Adult Social Services

 

FOR CONSIDERATION

Minutes:

The Panel, having interviewed three shortlisted candidates for the post of Director of Adult Services, received feedback from stakeholders including Public Health, service area team leaders and the Corporate Strategy Board.

 

RESOLVED:  That the Corporate Director, People (interim) appoint Angela Morris, Director of Social Services, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council, to the post of Director of Adult Social Services, subject to there being no ‘well founded objections’ by members of Cabinet.