Agenda and minutes

Employment Committee
Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 9.00 am

Venue: Leeds Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Governance & Scrutiny Support 0113 37 88659 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election Of Chair

To elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Pryor 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 No. 2 to the report entitled ‘Appointment of Chief Officer Human Resources’ referred to 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 Disclosable Pecuniary Interests made at the meeting.

 

5.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Khan.

 

6.

GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS REGARDING RECRUITMENT TO THE POSITION OF CHIEF OFFICER (OPERATIONS) CITY DEVELOPMENT pdf icon PDF 222 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 recruitment to the position of Chief Officer (Operations) City Development.

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 Chief Officer (Operations) City Development..

 

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

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

 

7.

APPOINTMENT OF THE CHIEF OFFICER (OPERATIONS) CITY DEVELOPMENT pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To receive a report of the Acting Chief Officer (HR) which presents a proposal

To the Employment Committee to appoint to the position of Chief Officer (Operations) City Development.

 

 

(Cover report and appendices attached)

 

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Acting Chief HR Officer submitted a report which outlined the process for the recruitment to the position of Chief Officer (Operations) City Development.

 

The Director of City Development and the Head of Human Resources were in attendance at the meeting in an advisory capacity.

 

The Committee met to undertake an exercise to shortlist any appropriate candidates for the purposes of formal interview.

 

Having considered all of the submitted information, with the details of exempt appendix 2 being considered in private, the Committee undertook the formal recruitment process (shortlisting) for the position of Chief Officer (Operations) City Development.

 

RESOLVED - That five candidates be shortlisted for formal interview.