Agenda and minutes

Appointments Committee
Friday, 22nd March, 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Mark Hunter be elected Chair of the Committee for the duration of the meeting.

2.

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To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 October 2018.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 8 October 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

4.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

5.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public to exclude the public during consideration of agenda items which contains information “not for publication by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of the any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, would not be fair and would be in breach of Data Protection principles, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the ‘not for publication’ agenda items 5 and 6 (see Minutes 6 and 7 below)

Items not for Publication

6.

Senior Leadership Arrangements

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.

 

The report provides an update on the senior leadership arrangements including further proposed changes.

 

The Appointments Committee is asked to consider the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Pam Smith on Tel: 0161 474 3180 or email: pam.smith@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

The Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the senior leadership arrangements and a proposal for the creation of an additional Service Director Role – Service Director: Customer Experience which would add capacity and strengthen leadership in the Council. The Chief executive explained that priority was being given to ensuring that the Council was more customer focussed and on the need to strengthen the senior team capacity to support this.

 

RESOLVED – That a post of Service Director – Customer Experience be created and that the Chief Executive be requested to make arrangements to undertake the process of recruitment.

7.

Appointment of the Service Director for Strategy and Commissioning

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The Committee are invited to consider and comment on the report. Members are asked to note that additional information will be circulated on the day of the meeting.

 

Officer Contact: Laureen Donnan on Tel: 474 3180 or email: laureen.donnan@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

The Committee were provided with the details and feedback of the assessment day for the candidates shortlisted from the application process (copies of which were circulated).  The feedback outlined of the written exercises and two panel interviews which had been conducted prior to the meeting of the Appointments Committee. The Chief executive had agreed to two candidates being presented to the Committee for consideration.

 

The Committee proceed to interview the 2 Candidates for the Post of Service Director – Strategy and Commissioning.

 

RESOLVED– That the post of Service Director for Strategy and Commissioning role be offered to Kathryn Rees.