SENIOR MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE
Minutes of a meeting held on 20th May, 2013.
Present: Councillor L. Burnett, S.C. Egan, G. John, N. Moore and J.W. Thomas.
18 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN –
RESOLVED – T H A T Councillor N. Moore be appointed Chairman for the meeting.
19 MINUTES -
RESOLVED - T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 29th January, 2013 be approved as a correct record.
20 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST -
No declarations were received.
21 RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE HEAD OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SERVICES (DSS) –
The Head of Human Resources reported that the current postholder would be leaving the Council following his successful appointment with a neighbouring Authority.
Alternatives to a straightforward recruitment exercise had been considered but were not regarded as appropriate in the current context which had included the consideration of pursuing collaborative arrangements with other Local Authorities and internal restructuring across the service area.
Having regard to the above and in order to commence arrangements for a successor to the position and to ensure service continuity in this key area, it was necessary to commence the recruitment process and progress arrangements for appointment to the above post in accordance with the Council’s normal recruitment and selection procedures. It was proposed to advertise the post both internally and externally in the very near future.
Consideration was given to the draft advert, job description and personal specification. It was proposed to place this information on the Council’s website and in Community Care online. In addition, an outline recruitment schedule was tabled for consideration by the Committee. Subject to the Committee’s approval of the recruitment schedule, it was proposed that the Committee reconvene on 24th June to approve a long list of candidates following the advertisements and then again on 8th July 2013 to confirm the final short list for interview. The final interviews would take place on 17th July 2013.
Having regard to the above it was
(1) T H A T the revised recruitment and selection arrangements in respect of the above post, including all relevant documentation as set out in the report, be approved.
(2) T H A T the recruitment schedule as tabled in the report be approved with the Committee reconvening on the following dates:
· 24th June 2013 at 4.00 p.m. - long listing
· 8th July 2013 at 4.00 p.m. – final short listing
· 17th July 2013 at 10.30 a.m. (pre meeting at 10.00 a.m.) – final interviews.
Reason for decisions
(1&2) To ensure the appointment to the above post is in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution.