Agenda and minutes

Employment Committee - Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting - This meeting is being held remotely using Skype

Contact: Email: Democracy@southkesteven.gov.uk 

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23.

Register of attendance, membership and apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    Following a register of attendance, it was confirmed all Members were present.

     

24.

Disclosure of interests

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    Members are asked to disclose any interests in matters for consideration at the meeting.

    Minutes:

    None were disclosed.

25.

Exclusion of the press and public

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    The information to be discussed during Agenda Item 4: Recruitment of the Director of Housing and Property, is exempt under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) because it relates to individuals and would likely reveal the identity of those individuals, if disclosed.

     

    It will therefore be necessary for the press and public to be excluded from the meeting for the duration of this item.

    Minutes:

    Members noted that the consideration of the Recruitment of the Director of Housing and Property would take the form of an interview panel.  The candidate would therefore be identified by anyone present and as such, to protect their identity, it would be prudent to exclude the press, public and any other Members or Officers present not pertinent to the interview panel and its considerations. 

     

    The Chairman proposed to exclude the press and public in line with paragraphs 1 & 2 of schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).  The proposal was seconded and following a vote by exception, it was agreed.

     

    DECISION:

     

    It was agreed that the press and public be excluded for discussion of the following agenda item because of the likelihood that information that was exempt under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed to them.

     

     

26.

Recruitment of the Director of Housing and Property pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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    This report sets out the recommendation that the Employment Committee

    appoints a suitable candidate to the role of Director of Housing and Property

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    Minutes:

    A report of the Leader of the Council was presented to Members on the recruitment of the Director of Housing and Property. 

     

    Members of the Employment Committee, assisted by the Chief Executive, Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning and Penna Consultancy, held interviews with candidates that had been successful, following a longlisting process and technical interviews.

     

    Following the interviews, the Employment Committee agreed to make a formal appointment to the role of Director of Housing and Property.

     

    The Employment Committee agreed to enter open session at 14:50, to make the appointment. 

     

    It was proposed that the preferred candidate interviewed by the Panel, be appointed to the role of the Director of Housing and Property, following receipt of suitable references.  The proposal was seconded, following a vote by exception, the Committee reached a unanimous decision.

     

    DECISION:

     

    That the candidate be appointed to the position of Director of Housing and Property, subject to suitable references. 

     

    The Chief Executive noted that the candidate would not be named at that time, as references had not yet been sought and their identity would need to be protected until such time.  A formal announcement would take place, in due course.

     

27.

Any other business, which the Chairman, by reason of special circumstances, decides is urgent

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    Minutes:

    There was none.

     

28.

Close of meeting

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    Minutes:

    The Chairman closed the meeting at 14:58.