Agenda and draft minutes

Chief Officers' Committee
Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Chairman's Room, Cumbria House

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

Items
No. Item

29.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

30.

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 – People (Deputy Chief Executive) 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.

 

 

 

31.

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.

 

32.

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To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 14 June 2019 (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,     that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 June 2019 be agreed as a true and accurate record.

 

33.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Chief Officers’ Committee will take place on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 2pm in Carlisle

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Chief Officers’ Committee will be held on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 2pm in Carlisle.

 

 

 

 

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

34.

Appointment of Executive Director (People) - Deputy Chief Executive

To consider a report from 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.

 

Minutes:

The Chief Officers Committee considered a report from the Chief Executive, which recommended that the Committee consider two proposed candidates for appointment to the role of Executive Director – People (Deputy Chief Executive) and the appointment of a suitable candidate.

 

The previous permanent Executive Director, People resigned from his post and left the Council’s employment in August 2019. The Chief Officers’ Committee agreed in June 2019 for the role to be covered by an interim Executive Director, whilst an executive search was undertaken to secure a permanent appointment.

 

On 14 October 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 two successful candidates 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 candidates for the post of Executive Director – People (Deputy Chief Executive)

 

Following the interviews the outcome of the selection process was that members recommended the appointment of John Readman, as Executive Director – People (Deputy Chief Executive).