Agenda and draft minutes

Employment Committee
Monday, 9th November, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Governance & Scrutiny Support 0113 37 88664 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election Of Chair

To elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor R Charlwood be elected as Chair for the duration of the meeting.

 

2.

APPEALS AGAINST REFUSAL OF INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)

 

(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents.

 

3.

EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC

To resolve that the public be excluded from the meeting under the terms of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(1) and (2) and on the grounds that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information by reason of the need to maintain the competitive nature of the interview process and to retain information submitted by individual applicants in confidence, as disclosure could undermine the process, future appointment processes, or the outcome on this occasion to the detriment of the Council’s and public interest.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Appendix 2 to the report entitled ’Appointment of Chief Officer Resources and Strategy, Adults and Health” in Minute No. 7 be designated as exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(1) and (2) and on the grounds that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information by reason of the need to maintain the competitive nature of the interview process and to retain information submitted by individual applicants in confidence, as disclosure could undermine the process, future appointment processes, or the outcome on this occasion to the detriment of the Council’s and public interest.

 

4.

DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of a disclosable pecuniary interests made at the meeting.

 

5.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

6.

Governance Arrangements regarding Recruitment to the Position of Chief Officer Resources & Strategy within Adults & Health Directorate pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To receive a report of the City Solicitor which provides an overview of the governance arrangements and format of this specific Employment Committee.

 

(Cover report & appendix attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The City Solicitor submitted a report which provided Members with an overview of the governance arrangements and format for this specific Employment Committee which had responsibility for recruitment to the Position of Chief Officer Resources & Strategy within Adults & Health Directorate.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the governance arrangements and format relating to the Employment Committee, as detailed in the submitted report, be noted;

 

(b)  That the Council’s requirements regarding the consideration and disclosure of confidential and ‘exempt’ information, be noted;

 

(c)  That it be noted that the interview session has been arranged for Thursday, 19th November 2020.

 

7.

Appointment of Chief Officer Resources and Strategy, Adults and Health pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To receive a report of the Chief Officer (HR) which presents a proposal to the Employment Committee to appoint to the position of Chief Officer Resources and Strategy, Adults and Health

 

(Cover Report and Appendix No. 1 attached, Appendix 2 to follow)

 

(Please note that Appendix No. 2 (candidates’ details) is designated as being exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(1) and (2))

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of HR represented the Chief Officer (HR) through a report which outlined the process for the recruitment to the position of Chief Officer Resources and Strategy, Adults and Health.

 

The Director of Adults and Health and representatives from HR were in attendance at the meeting in an advisory capacity.

 

Having considered the submitted report and appendices, the Committee undertook the formal recruitment process (shortlisting).

 

RESOLVED - That 1 candidate be shortlisted for interview.

 

 

At this point, the meeting was adjourned