Agenda and minutes

Adjourned, Employment Committee - Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Front Committee Room - Town Hall, Reigate. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services (01737 276182)  Email: Democratic@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

Note: To start at 6.00pm or on the rising of the recruitment process, if later 

Items
No. Item

17.

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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Employment Committee meeting held on 20 June 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed.   

18.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of any substitute Members in accordance with the Constitution.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M.A. Brunt, who was substituted by Councillor T. Schofield.

19.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any Declarations of Interest.

Minutes:

None.

20.

Any Other Urgent Business

To consider any item(s) which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered as a matter of urgency – Local Government Act 1972, Section 100B(4)(b).   

Urgent business must be submitted in writing but may be supplemented by an oral report.

Minutes:

None.

21.

Exempt Business

RECOMMENDED that members of the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that:

(i)            it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act; and

(ii)               the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that members of the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business under Section 100A(4) OF THE Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that: (i) it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act; and (ii) the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

22.

Appointment of Head of Finance (Section 151 Officer)

To interview candidates and make recommendations for the appointment of the Head of Finance (Section 151 Officer).

Papers for this item will be despatched under separate cover to those Members entitled to attend the meeting in accordance with paragraph 4.19.1 of the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

It was noted that the appointment of Head of Finance was the responsibility of the Chief Executive and that the Committee’s remit was to consider if the candidate was suitable to be appointed as Section 151 Officer.

The short listing process undertaken during the Assessment Day had involved a panel interview, with presentation, chaired by the Chief Executive, informal meetings with Heads of Service and direct reports and an informal meeting with Directors.

Penna Consultancy had supported the recruitment process leading up to the Assessment Day. The Chief Executive, Director of People, Interim Head of Finance and Assets, Head of Organisational Development, Head of Legal and Governance, and Human Resources Operations Manager attended the meeting to support the Committee.

During the interview process the remaining candidates were asked a set of predetermined questions. Following which candidates were given an opportunity to ask questions. 

Following the interviews, the Committee debated the merits of each candidate, based upon the written information before them and the outcomes of the formal interview process.

RESOLVED that the meeting be adjourned until 18 July 2019 to allow further consideration of the merits of the remaining candidates.