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Venue: Via Teams

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No. Item




There were no apologies.


Declarations of Interest


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



Exclusion of the 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.



To consider the assessments undertaken at the short list stage

To consider the assessments undertaken to date at the short list stage and feedback received from these.


The Committee received feedback on the assessments undertaken to date including the media exercise, psychometric and reasoning tests and the Partner Panel.  References had also been received.


Members undertook to consider the written exercise and to provide feedback to the Head of HR.


It was confirmed that one short listed candidate had withdrawn from the recruitment process.





To consider further arrangements for the assessment and final interview stage.

To consider the next stages of the assessment stage and arrangements for the final interviews.


The Committee considered the arrangements for the final assessments and interview stage. These would take place on one day and would include  presentations to which all Councillors would be invited.  The arrangements for the final interview day and interviews would be confirmed by the Head of HR.  The Chair would circulate draft questions and presentation topic for the Committee to consider.


Opportunities for the candidates to meet the Chief Executive and members of the Senior Management Team would be arranged prior to the final interviews.


It was noted that the minutes of the meeting held on 3 April had been circulated with the agenda but an item to consider these minutes was not on the agenda.



Agenda and Date for Next Meeting

To be confirmed


This would be arranged and confirmed by e-mail.