Agenda and minutes

Employment Committee
Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 12.30 pm

Venue: Room 3, 7th Floor, Merrion House, Merrion Way, Leeds, LS2 8BB

Contact: Governance & Scrutiny Support 0113 37 88664 

Items
No. Item

1.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

To elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor L 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 2 to the report entitled ‘Appointment of Chief Planning Officer’ 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:

 

 No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made.

5.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence from the meeting had been received from Councillor C Campbell.

6.

GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS REGARDING RECRUITMENT TO THE POSITION OF CHIEF PLANNING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 135 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 Planning Officer.

 

(Report and 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 Chief Planning Officer.

 

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 PLANNING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 30 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 Planning Officer.

 

(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:

Further to Minute No. 7 of the Employment Committee which met on 10th June 2019, the Committee met to undertake the formal interview process for those candidates who had been shortlisted.

 

The Committee noted that one of the candidates who had been shortlisted had withdrawn from the process.

 

The Head of Service, Human Resources, together with the Director of City Development were in attendance at the meeting in an advisory capacity. Also in attendance were a representatives from Proventure who were undertaking the Executive search and selection process.

 

Having considered the submitted information in respect of the shortlisted candidates, the Committee undertook the formal interview process for the position of Chief Planning Officer, and it was

 

RESOLVED – That following the conclusion of the formal interview process and having considered all relevant information put before the Committee, it be agreed that David Feeney be offered the position of Chief Planning Officer, subject to the conclusion of the associated notification processes, as set out within the Officer Employment Procedure Rules.