Venue: Committee Room 2, County Offices, Kendal
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To receive any apologies for absence.
There were no apologies for absence on this occasion.
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 discussion of Agenda Item No 6 – Appointment of Executive Director – People (Deputy Chief Executive) and Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure by virtue of Paragraph 1 of Part 1 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 to this meeting.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 20 November 2018 (copy enclosed)
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 20 November 2018 be agreed as a true and accurate record.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Committee is provisionally arranged for 17 September 2019 at a time to be confirmed.
The next meeting of the Committee will provisionally be held on 18 September 2019 at a time to be confirmed.
PART II – ITEMS CONSIDERED NOT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS
APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - PEOPLE (DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE) AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ECONOMY & INFRASTRUCTURE
To consider a report from the Chief Executive (copy enclosed)
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 considered a report from the Chief Executive which asked them to consider the proposed approach for the appointment of a replacement Executive Director – People (Deputy Chief Executive) and to determine the approach and timeline for the future permanent approach for the appointment of a replacement Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure.
Members were aware that the current Executive Director – People (Deputy Chief Executive) handed in his notice on 31 May 2019 and would leave the council at the end of August 2019.
Members were recommended to commence appointment of the replacement Executive Director with immediate effect, together with a recommendation to appoint on a temporary interim basis until the permanent appointment was in post.
Members were aware this could normally take up to 6 months to complete.
In addition the report was recommending that the Committee commenced the permanent appointment of an Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure later in the autumn.
Members were in agreement that the permanent recruitment for the appointment of the Executive Director – People should progress as set out within the report.
Members were concerned about any potential delays in securing a suitable interim candidate and agreed that the selection process for the interim appointment should be undertaken by the Chief Executive, as Head of Paid Service. It was agreed that Members would meet with the suitable interim candidate, on an informal basis, following appointment.
Members were in agreement that the permanent recruitment for the Executive Director – Economy & Infrastructure should commence in October 2019 utilising the Council’s Job page to attract both internal and external candidates.
RESOLVED, that members
(1) Agree to progress with the appointment of an Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive) on the existing terms and conditions of employment;
(2) Agree the proposed resourcing approach and timeline;
(3) Agree to progress recruitment on an interim basis, using the recommended resourcing approach, until a permanent appointment is in post (circa Jan/Feb 2019);
(4) Agree, in advance, to progress the appointment of an Executive Director - Economy & Infrastructure and within the timeline proposed.