Agenda and minutes

Employment Committee
Thursday, 10th May, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Governance and Scrutiny Support 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election Of Chair

To elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Mulherin 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 3 to the report entitled ’Appointment of Deputy Director Learning Services referred to in Minute No. 6 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 disclosable pecuniary interests made at the meeting.

 

5.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence (If any).

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from the Liberal Democrat Group.

 

6.

GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS REGARDING RECRUITMENT TO THE POSITION OF DEPUTY DIRECTOR - LEARNING pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To receive a report of the City Solicitor which provides an overview of the governance arrangements and format for this specific Employment Committee which will have responsibility for the recruitment to the position of Deputy Director Learning Services.

 

(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 post of Deputy Director – Learning.

 

RESOLVED

 

(a)  To note the governance arrangements and format relating to the Employment Committee

 

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

 

7.

RECRUITMENT TO THE POSITION OF DEPUTY DIRECTOR - LEARNER pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive a report of the Chief Officer (HR) which presents a proposal to the Employment Committee to appoint to the position of Deputy Director Learning Services, within the Children and Families Directorate.

 

(Cover Report, Appendix 1 and 2 to follow))

 

(Please note that Appendix 2, is designated as exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(1) & (2)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Officer (HR) submitted a report which outlined the process for the recruitment to the position of Deputy Director - Learning.

 

The Deputy Chief Officer (HR) was in attendance at the meeting in an advisory capacity. Also in attendance was a representative of “Proventure” who were undertaking the Executive search and selection process on behalf of the Council.

 

Having considered the submitted report and appendices, the Committee undertook the formal recruitment process (short-listing) and determined that 6 candidates be called for interview for the position of Deputy Director – Learning.

 

At this point, the meeting was adjourned

 

 

The meeting was reconvened on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 08.45am

 

Councillors: L Mulherin, D Cohen, H Hayden, J Heselwood and M Rafique were in attendance.

 

Apologies for absence were received from the Liberal Democrat Group.

 

The Committee met to undertake the formal interview process for the six  candidates who had been shortlisted for the position of Deputy Director – Learning.

 

Gemma Taskas, Deputy Chief Officer (HR) together with Steve Walker, Director of Childrens and Families were in attendance at the meeting in an advisory capacity. Also in attendance was a representative of “Proventure” who had undertaking the Executive search and selection process on behalf of the Council.

 

Having considered the submitted report and appendices, the Committee undertook the formal interview process for the position of Deputy Director - Learning.

 

RESOLVED: That Phil Mellen be offered the position of Deputy Director - Learning, subject to the conclusion of the associated notification processes, as set out within the Officer Employment Procedure Rules