SENIOR MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE
Minutes of a meeting held on 24th March, 2014.
Present: Councillor N. Moore (Chairman); Councillor S.C. Egan (Vice-Chairman); Councillors L. Burnett, C.P. Franks, G. John and J.W. Thomas.
985 MINUTES –
RESOLVED – T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 12th March, 2014 be approved as a correct record.
986 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST –
No declarations were received.
987 EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC -
RESOLVED – T H A T under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act, the relevant paragraphs of the Schedule being referred to in brackets after the minute heading.
988 APPOINTMENT OF HEAD OF FINANCE (EXEMPT INFORMATION – PARAGRAPHS 12 AND 13) (HHR) –
The Head of Human Resources referred to the recruitment process approved at the previous meeting of the Committee on 12th March 2014. Accordingly, expressions of interest had been sought from the Head of Accountancy and Resource Management in accordance with the Council’s Avoiding Redundancy Procedures and as part of the preliminary 'ring-fence' selection process. Consequently, an expression of interest and subsequent formal application had been received from the post holder concerned.
The candidate was subsequently interviewed by the Committee.
(1) T H A T the appointment of A. Jenkins as the Head of Finance be approved in accordance with the Council’s Avoiding Redundancy Policy with effect from 1st May, 2014.
(2) T H A T the appointment of A. Jenkins as the Head of Finance to the role of Section 151 Officer in accordance with the Council’s statutory requirements and on a temporary basis up to 31st July, 2015 on an honorarium basis from 1st May, 2015 be approved.
(3) T H A T resolution (1) above be made on the terms and conditions as prescribed by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Chief Officers of Local Authorities and at a salary level as approved by Council on 5th March, 2014.
Reasons for decisions
(1&2) To ensure progression of the management restructuring arrangements as agreed by Council on 5th March, 2014 and to ensure compliance with the Council’s Avoiding Redundancy and Redeployment processes.
(3) To ensure the arrangements are progressed in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution.