Agenda and minutes

Appointments Sub-Committee
Monday 12 October 2015 2.00 pm

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 Gravells be elected Chairperson for the meeting.

2.

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To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2014.

Minutes:

 

Resolved

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2014 be approved as a correct record.

3.

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 3pm on 5 October 2015.  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, where notice of such has been given to the Chief Executive (or their representative) by 2.30pm on 12 October.

 

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.

4.

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 3pm on 5 October 2015.  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.

5.

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).

6.

Appointment of the Director of Public Health

The Committee is charged with interviewing candidates and, if appropriate, to appoint a Director of Public Health.

Minutes:

 

The suitability of the remaining applicant (following the results of the assessment tests) was considered by means formal interview.  Questions asked during the 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 Sarah Scott, currently Interim Director of Public Health at Gloucestershire County Council, be recommended to the Secretary of State for Health for appointment as the Director of Public Health at Gloucestershire County Council.

 

 

Post meeting notes 12 October 2015:

 

Cllr Theodoulou, as Deputy Leader of Council (in the absence of Cllr Hawthorne, 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 recommendation to the Secretary of State.

 

James Mapstone, representing Public Health (England), on behalf of the Secretary of State, confirmed his acceptance of the Sub-Committee’s recommendation.