Agenda and minutes

Appointments Sub-Committee
Wednesday 29 January 2014 9.30 am

Venue: Chairman's Room - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Jane Cleaver 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

To appoint a Chairperson for the meeting.

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That Councillor Windsor Clive be elected Chairperson for the meeting.

2.

Public Questions

To answer any written public questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the Committee.

 

The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10am on 22 January 2014. Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of

Jane Cleaver (e-mail: jane.cleaver@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

 

To answer any oral question(s) put by members of the public with the consent of the Chairperson.

 

Depending on the nature of the questions asked it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting, in which case a written answer will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.

 

Minutes:

No questions were received.

3.

Members Questions

To answer any written members’ questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the Committee.

 

The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10.00am on 22 January 2014.  Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Jane Cleaver (e-mail jane.cleaver@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

 

Minutes:

No questions were received.

4.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Sub-Committee is recommended to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the remaining item on the agenda in accordance with the provisions of section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 which is:

 

Information relating to any individual (Schedule 12A:1).

Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual (Schedule 12A:2).

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) (Schedule 12A:3).

 

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That the press and public are excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 5 in accordance with the provisions of section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 which is:

 

Information relating to any individual (Schedule 12A:1).

Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual (Schedule 12A:2).

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) (Schedule 12A:3).

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Appointment of the Chief Fire Officer

The Committee is charged with interviewing candidates and if appropriate appoint a Chief Fire Officer.

Minutes:

Two candidates were considered by means of a presentation on a topical subject and formal interview.  Questions asked during each interview covered the areas of technical experience, strategic management, corporate working, cultural change, performance culture, partnership working, leadership, people management and self-development.

 

Having considered all the information available the Sub-Committee

 

Resolved

 

That Stewart Edgar, currently Head of Response and Resilience, North of Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, be offered the appointment of the Chief Fire Officer, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post meeting note 30 January 2014: Cllr Hawthorne, as Leader of Council and on behalf of the Cabinet, in accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules (Part 4 of the Constitution), indicated his agreement to the offer of employment to Stewart Edgar.