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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ

Contact: Committee Manager  Email: democratic.services@cambridge.gov.uk

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Adjournment Dates and Times

3 April 2020 - 9.30am -5.30pm, adjourned to 6 April 8.30am to 8.55am, adjourned to 8 April – 6.30pm to 7.35pm





There were no aplogies


Declarations of Interest


Members declared if any of the candidates were known to them and in what capacity.



Exclusion of the press and public

All report(s) for this meeting contain information during which the public is likely to be excluded from the meeting subject to determination by the Committee following consideration of a public interest test.  The exclusion would be made under paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of part 1 of schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


The Committee agreed to exclude the public on the grounds that if they were present, there would be disclosure to them of information defined as exempt from publication by virtue of paragraph 1, 2 and 3 of part 1 of schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972


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The minutes of the meeting held on the 18 March 2020 were agreed as a true and accurate record.



To interview long list candidates for the Chief Executive Role


The Committee interviewed the seven candidates from the long list.




To shortlist applicants for the Chief Executive role

To shortlist applicants for the assessment and final interview stage.


The Committee short listed four candidates.



To consider the arrangements for the assessment and final interview stage


The Committee considered the arrangements which would be required for the assessment and final interview stage. The Head of HR and Principal Consultant were asked to arrange the activities discussed as part of the assessment stage. This could include a media exercise, written exercise, psychometric and reasoning tests, Partner Panel, presentation, opportunity to meet the current Chief Executive, referencing and other arrangements to ensure contact was maintained with the candidates and the recruitment process could progress in light of the current COVID 19 situation. 


Arrangements for the final interview stage would be arranged in due course.



Agenda and Date for Next Meeting

To be confirmed


To be confirmed.