Agenda and minutes

Appointments Sub-Committee
Wednesday 24 April 2019 1.30 pm

Venue: Shire Hall, Gloucester

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chairperson for the meeting.

Minutes:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne was elected as Chair for the meeting.

2.

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To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2018 were confirmed and signed 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 10am on 17 April 2019. Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Simon Harper (email: simon.harper@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

Minutes:

No public questions had been 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 10.00am on 17 April 2019.  Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Simon Harper (email: simon.harper@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

Minutes:

No questions from members had been 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 be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of agenda item 6 in accordance with the following provisions of Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972:

·         Information relating to an individual (Schedule 12A:1)

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

·         Information relating to the financial or business affairs of ant particular person (Schedule 12A:3)

6.

Appointment of Director of Corporate Resources

The Committee is charged with interviewing candidates and if appropriate appoint a to appoint a Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Corporate Resources.

Minutes:

Pete Bungard, Chief Executive, explained that one candidate, Steve Mawson, would be interviewed by members.  He said that of the four short-listed candidates, two had withdrawn and one had not been deemed suitable for the position after the first assessment day.  Although it was unusual to have only one candidate remaining, Mr Bungard stated that Mr Mawson had impressed during the first assessment day and he believed that he had the qualities to undertake the role of Director of Corporate Resources.   

 

The suitability of Mr Mawson was considered by means of a presentation on a topical subject and a formal interview.  Questions asked during the interview covered the areas of technical expertise, strategic management, corporate working, culture change, performance culture, partnership working, leadership, people management and self-development.

 

Having considered all of the information available to the subcommittee, it was

 

RESOLVED that Steve Mawson be offered the position of Director of Corporate Resources.

 

Post meeting note 24 April 2019:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, as Leader of the Council and on behalf of the Cabinet, in accordance with the Council’s Employment Procedure Rules (Part 4 of the Constitution), confirmed that he had no objections to the offer of employment to Steve Mawson.