Agenda Item No. 4
The Vale of Glamorgan Council
Senior Management Appointment Committee: 27th April 2017
Report of the Director of Learning and Skills
Recruitment and Selection Arrangements for the Head of Strategy, Community Learning and Resources
Purpose of the Report
To set out a final interview schedule for the above post.
To conduct interviews on the 27th April 2017 to appoint to the position of Head of Strategy, Community Learning & Resources.
Reason for the Recommendation
To ensure the appointment is in accordance with the Councils Constitution.
The Senior Management Appointment Committee met on the 5 April 2017 to consider applications for the post of Head of Strategy, Community Learning & Resources
Five candidates attended assessment centre/technical interview on 4 April 2017.
Following feedback to the Senior Management Appointment Committee on the assessment centre/technical interviews at the meeting on 5 April, they agreed that one candidate would be invited to final interview on 27 April 2017.
Relevant Issues and Options
The following documentation is provided to support the Committee in finalising the appointment process:-
Appendix 1 Job description
Appendix 2 Person specification
The application form is contained with "Part II" of the agenda.
Interview questions and presentation topic will be provided to Committee members on the day.
Appointment to the post of Head of Strategy, Community Learning & Resources will be on the terms and conditions as prescribed by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Chief Officers for Local Authorities
Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)
The vacancy is a consequence of the current post holder being appointed to the post of Director of Learning and Skills.
Sustainability and Climate Change Implications
There are not sustainability or climate change implications as a result of this report.
Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)
There are no direct legal implications resulting from this report.
Crime and Disorder Implications
There are no crime and disorder implications resulting from this report.
Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)
The recruitment process will reflect best equal opportunities practice.
Successful appointment to the position of Head of Strategy, Community Learning & Resources will have a major impact on the delivery of Councils corporate and service objectives.
Policy Framework and Budget
The decision of the Senior Management Appointment Committee will be referred for information to the Council.
Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)
The recognised Trade Unions have been consulted on these proposals.
Relevant Scrutiny Committee
Paula Ham - Director of Learning and Skills
Rob Thomas - Managing Director
Paula Ham, Director of Learning & Skills