Agenda and draft minutes

Chief Officers' Committee
Thursday, 14th November, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Chairman's Room, Cumbria House, Carlisle

Contact: Jackie Currie  Email: jackie.currrie@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

35.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Mr J Airey, Mrs A Burns and Mrs H Carrick.  Dr S Haraldsen, Mr K Little, and Mrs V Tarbitt were in attendance as substitutes.

 

36.

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.

Minutes:

RESOLVED,     that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Item No 6 – Appointment of Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure, which is exempt 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.

 

37.

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.

 

Note

 

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).

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of interest made on this occasion.

 

38.

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To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 15 October 2019 (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,     that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15 October 2019 be agreed as a true and accurate record.

 

39.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The date and time of the next meeting of the Panel will be circulated in due course.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Committee will be held as and when required.

 

 

PART II – ITEMS CONSIDERED NOT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS

 

40.

APPOINTMENT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ECONOMY & INFRASTRUCTURE

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.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Chief Executive, which recommended that the Committee consider proposed candidates for appointment to the role of Executive Director – Economy & Infrastructure and the appointment of a suitable candidate.

 

The current temporary Interim arrangements for the Executive Director, Economy & Infrastructure commenced on 1 December 2018, for a 12 month period.   At the time of appointment it was recognised that the provision of a 12 month ‘acting up’ period would provide a suitable timeframe for the current post-holder to be able to demonstrate their ability to be considered for the role, on a permanent basis in the future.

 

On 14 June 2019 Chief Officer Committee, agreed that recruitment would commence in October 2019 with People Management progressing an executive search to provide a suitable pool of candidates for consideration.

 

The Chief Executive took members through the report outlining the recruitment process undertaken, and detailed the candidates that had been shortlisted.

 

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 for the post of Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure.

 

Following the interviews the outcome of the selection process was that members recommended the appointment of Angela Jones, as Executive Director – Economy and Environment.