Agenda and minutes

Virtual Meeting (at present Members of the public are unable to attend), Appointments Committee - Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021 10.30 am

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Venue: Virtual Meeting (at present Members of the public are unable to attend)

Contact: Mrs Mairwen Hughes 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest by any Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.

Minutes:

None received.

2.

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To submit, for confirmation, the minutes of the meeting held on 5 November, 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 November, 2021 were confirmed as correct.

3.

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To consider adopting the following:-

 

“Under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, to exclude the press and public from the meeting during the discussion on the following item as it may include the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12A of the said Act and in the attached Public Interest Test.”

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED to adopt the following:-

 

“Under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, to exclude the press and public from the meeting during the discussion on the following item as it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12A of the said Act and in the attached Public Interest Test.”

4.

Staff Appointments

Head of Democratic Services

 

·           To consider the applications for the above post.

 

Copies of the Job Description, Person Specification and application forms are enclosed.

 

·           To submit a report by the Director of Function (Council Business)/Monitoring Officer.

 

Minutes:

Head of Democratic Services

 

3 shortlisted applicants were put forward for consideration by the Appointments Committee as potential appointees to the role of Head of Democratic Services.  2 applicants withdrew their applications prior to interview.

 

The remaining candidate provided a presentation, answered questions on the presentation, and then answered a series of questions from Committee Members.  Feedback was provided by the Director of Function (Council Business)/Monitoring Officer, Head of Profession (Human Resources) and Transformation and the Human Resources Manager on the assessment process which included psychometric testing and a professional interview undertaken by the Chief Executive, Director of Function (Council Business)/Monitoring Officer and the Head of Profession (Human Resources) and Transformation.

 

Following the formal interview, the Appointments Committee RESOLVED:-

 

 

·           not to appoint the applicant to the post of Head of Democratic Services;

·           to re-advertise the post with the closing date for applications commencing in December and closing in January 2022

·           that interim arrangements to be put in place be discussed and agreed between the Chief Executive, Director of Function (Council Business)/Monitoring Officer and Head of Profession (Human Resources) and Transformation.

·           Officers to review the Appointment Committee recruitment process and provide recommendations.