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Roll Call and Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
There were no apologies for absence.
Exclusion of Press and Public
To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.
RESOLVED, that the press and public be excluded during consideration of Agenda Item No 6 – Appointment of Chief Fire Officer by virtue of Paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as this report contains exempt information relating to an individual.
Disclosures of Interest
Members are invited to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises
1 Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.
2 Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses. (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
3 Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority
(a) Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and
(b) Which has not been fully discharged.
4 Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority.
5 Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer.
6 Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)
(a) The landlord is the authority; and
(b) The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial interest.
7 Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where
(a) That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the area of the authority; and
(b) Either –
(i) The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or
(ii) If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.
In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.
A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).
There were no disclosures of interest made on this occasion.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 15 October 2020 (copy enclosed).
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15 October 2020 be agreed as a true and accurate record.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
The date and time of the next meeting of the Panel will be circulated as required.
The date and time of the next meeting of the Chief Officers Committee will be notified as required.
PART II - ITEMS CONSIDERED NOT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS
APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF FIRE OFFICER
To consider a report from the Chief Executive (copy enclosed for members only)
Not for publication by virtue of Paragraph(s) 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as this report contains exempt information relating to an individual
The Chief Officers Committee considered a report from the Chief Executive, which recommended that the Committee consider a proposed candidate for appointment to the role of Chief Fire Officer.
The current Chief Fire Officer would leave employment with the Council at the end of 2020. The Chief Officer Committee agreed, on 15 October 2020, to progress with the proposed recruitment approach and timeline to appoint a new Chief Fire Officer.
On 10 December the shortlisted candidates commenced a two day selection process. The outcome of the first day process was reviewed at the end of that day by members. Members were now being asked to agree the successful candidate/s to be progressed to the final interview by the Committee.
In advance of this meeting and the shortlisting process, members were provided with a pre-selection briefing, together with a candidate pack and a list of proposed interview questions.
RESOLVED that, members agree to shortlist and interview the suitable candidate/s for the post of Chief Fire Officer.
Following the interviews the outcome of the selection process was that members recommended the appointment of Mr John Beard. as Chief Fire Officer.