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To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 August 2018 PDF 125 KB
That the Minutes of the meeting
held on 20 August 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed
by the Chairman.
Recruitment to Director Place and Communities PDF 174 KB
The Chief Executive submitted a
report seeking approval to recruit to the full time substantive
post of Director Place and Communities as the current post
holder’s interim contract was coming to an end on 31 July
The report contained details of
the proposed recruitment process and the associated costs of the
process. The job description and person specification were also
attached as an appendix to the Chief Executive’s report. A
revised job description that included minor drafting amendments was
tabled at the meeting. It was noted that it was advisable that the
recruitment process commenced as soon as possible and prior to the
main summer holiday period in order to ensure that the strongest
possible field of candidates were encouraged to apply.
Members of the Committee noted
their thanks and appreciation to the Interim Director – Place
and Communities, Carol Cooper-Smith, for the high level of
performance, diligence and commitment she had shown while in the
that the proposed recruitment and selection process,
as detailed in the officer’s report, for the post of Director
Place and Communities be approved.
that the Interim Director - Place and Communities be offered a rolling
one-month contract from 31 July 2019 to provide Director level
cover until the substantive post is filled.
REASONS FOR DECISIONS
The interim contract with the current post holder is
coming to an end and it is timely and beneficial to test the market
for a permanent full time post holder. The market will have
refreshed from the previous recruitment in November 2017 and
internal candidates who applied then have had time to develop.
Similar recruitments in other authorities have been conducted and
we are aware of more that are planned soon, this could affect this
Councils ability to recruit to this role. It is also the case that
recruitment prior to the main summer holiday period is advisable to
ensure a stronger field. The timing of the recruitment will also
allow for a strong alignment with the new Corporate Plan and the
agenda of the new administration.
The current interim arrangement is coming to a
conclusion and it will be critical to a large number of key service
areas to have senior Director level leadership in place.