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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall

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Minutes of meeting held 1 and 28 March 2023 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To approve the minutes. Note the minutes of 28 March will be published following the meeting on 25 April.


The minutes of the meetings held on 28 March, attached to the agenda, were agreed and signed by the Chair.


Apologies for absence and Declarations of Interest


Apologies were received from Councillor Moore. No Declarations of Interest were received.


Exclusion of the Public

The meeting will 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.


Redundancy of Director Post

To consider and determine the outcome of the Senior Management Review regarding a Director’s post. (Report by the Chief Executive) To follow.


The Committee considered a confidential report from the Chief Executive regarding redundancy of a Director, following the implementation of the Senior Management Review agreed at Full Council on 2 March.


The Committee agreed that the Director be given formal notice of redundancy, subject to Executive Notification.


The Chief Executive would undertake Executive Notification.


Interim Arrangements for the Director of Communities

To note the proposals of the Chief Executive (Oral Report).


The Committee agreed proposals for the Chief Executive to engage an Interim Director of Communities whilst recruitment takes place for a permanent Director.


Executive Notification would be undertaken.


Recruitment to Director of Communities

To consider the interview and selection process for this post. (Oral Report).


The Chief Executive outlined stages for the proposed recruitment to the Director of Communities post.  It was agreed this would include a website, use of executive search, a long listing stage, candidate vlog, presentation to ESOC and a group of Councillors, stakeholder panels and final interview by three Councillors of the Employment (Senior Officer) Committee with the Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Human Resources.


The proposed shortlist would be made available after the long listing stage had been undertaken.


Date of Next Meeting

To note the next meeting will be arranged as necessary.


Meeting dates for the Director of Communities recruitment process would be circulated.