Agenda and minutes

Adjourned, Employment Committee - Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 6.00 pm, NEW

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Note: Adjourned to 15 September 

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Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

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


There were no apologies for absence.


Declaration of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


There were no declarations of interest.


Interim Chief Executive Arrangements - Autumn 2020 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To consider Interim Chief Executive Arrangements.


The Committee discussed the report of the Commercial and Investment Director on the proposed Interim Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service arrangements. It was clarified that the appointment of a consultant Interim Chief Executive did not require Council approval. However, it was desirable for the Council to designate the role of Head of Paid Service to the Interim Chief Executive, upon the recommendation of the Committee.  

It was emphasised that the appointment of an Interim Chief Executive had been agreed by Council in July in order to replenish organisational capacity. The Director of People, the Leader and the Deputy Leader, had since met with interested candidates.

Members acknowledged the momentum that unitary discussions would gain in the coming months, and the timing pressure that would put on the recruitment process. However, Members felt that their preference would be to meet the candidate for an informal discussion, prior to making a recommendation on the appointment of the interim Head of Paid Service, to Council.


RESOLVED that the meeting be adjourned and the business be deferred to the next Ordinary Meeting of the Committee.


Interim Chief Executive Arrangements - Autumn 2020 - Exempt Information

To consider exempt information regarding Interim Chief Executive Arrangements.


The Committee, having considered the exempt information provided, conducted the business of the meeting in open session.