SENIOR MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE
Minutes of a meeting held on 17th August, 2015.
Present: Councillor N. Moore (Chairman); Councillor S.C. Egan (Vice-Chairman); Councillors L. Burnett, C.P. Franks, R.A. Penrose and J.W. Thomas.
308 MINUTES -
RESOLVED - T H A T the minutes of the meetings held on 2nd July and 15th July, 2015 be approved as a correct record.
309 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST -
No declarations were received.
310 SELECTION ARRANGEMENTS: HEAD OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION (TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OR SECONDMENT) -
At its meeting on 15th July, the Committee was informed of the proposal that this post would be advertised on a temporary appointment / secondment basis only at this stage, to enable the Directorate of Social Services to consider the options for some of the functions of the post to be delivered on a regional or corporate basis. It was advised that an appointment for a period of up to 6 months (with an option for review) would provide crucial senior management capacity in the short-term and the opportunity for discussions to take place with partners to develop an agreed way forward. Copies of the job description and person specification for the post were attached to the report as appendices. The recruitment and selection arrangements for the vacant post were approved by the Committee.
As agreed, information about the post was made available to employees internally within the Council, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the other nine local authorities within the South East Wales Improvement Collaboration on 24th July. The closing date for applications was 12th August. The Committee was informed that one application had been received and that the applicant was considered by the Director of Social services to be suitable for interview.
Given that the Committee was already meeting on 21st August, 2015 to interview applicants in respect of two other posts, it was agreed that the applicant for the above post also be interviewed at that meeting. Members were informed that the applicant had confirmed their availability to attend on that date.
RESOLVED - T H A T the applicant be invited for an interview, to take place at 08:45 on Friday, 21st August, 2015.
Reason for decision
To ensure appointment in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution.