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To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Mrs Burns (substitute Mr Morgan) Dr S Haraldsen (substitute Mr Lister) and Mr Thornton.
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 a Chief Executive (Head of Paid Service) by virtue of Paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as these reports 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 Chief Officers Committee held on 2 February 2022 (copy to follow)
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 2 February 2022 be agreed as an accurate record.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
The date and time of the next meeting of the Chief Officers Committee will be notified as required.
The date and time of the next meeting will be notified accordingly, when agreed.
PART II - ITEMS CONSIDERED NOT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS
Appointment of Chief Executive (Head of Paid Service)
To consider a joint report from the Assistant Director - Workforce and Organisational Development and the Chief Legal Officer/ Monitoring Officer (copy to follow 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.
Members had before them a joint report from the Chief Legal Officer and the Assistant Director – Workforce and Organisational Development which asked the Chief Officers Committee to consider the temporary appointment, from date of commencement until 31 March 2023, of the Chief Executive (Head of Paid Service), following a robust selection process.
During the course of 2021, the permanent Chief Executive (Head of Paid Service) left the Council. The Executive Director, People Services (Deputy Chief Executive) exercised the duties of the role of Chief Executive pending the arrival of the fixed term replacement on 2 August 2021. She subsequently left the organisation with effect from 30 November 2021.
At its meeting on 5 January 2022, Chief Officers’ Committee considered the options available to the County Council in relation to the appointment of a new Chief Executive and agreed to advertise the post.
Following the external advertisement of the post of temporary Chief Executive a total of 5 applications were received. 2 of the Applicants met the essential criteria and were progressed through a robust assessment and selection process on the 4, 7 and 8 February 2022.
The Assistant Director took members through the report and provided detailed feedback from the assessment and selection process and upon conclusion it was,
RESOLVED, that the Chief Officers Committee RECOMMEND to Council the temporary appointment of Mr John Metcalfe to the post of Chief Executive (Head of Paid Service) until 31 March 2023.
Members of the Committee asked that their thanks be recorded to the Chief Legal Officer and the Assistant Director Workforce and Organisational Development for all the work they had undertaken in relation to this.