Agenda and minutes

Appointments Committee - Thursday 17 December 2009 9.30 am

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

Contact: Sharon Clutterbuck 

No. Item


Appointment of Chairman




THAT Cllr Theodoulou be elected as Chairman for the meeting.


Apologies for absence


An apology for absence was received by Cllr Hilton.


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 10.00am on Thursday, 10 December 2009.

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

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.


No public questions were received.


Members' Questions

To answer any written members’ questions.  The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10.00am on Thursday, 10 December 2009.


No members’ questions were received.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee may wish to exclude the press and public from the meeting during the consideration of the remaining items on the agenda in accordance with the provisions of section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (schedule 12A paragraphs 1,2 & 3) which are:


Information relating to any individual.


Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.


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


Appointment of Director of Financial Services

The Committee is charged with interviewing candidates and if appropriate appoint a Director of Financial Services.


Stephen Wood reminded Members that 24 applications had been received for this post, 9 were long listed, and 4 were recommended by Tribal that they should be interviewed.  1 of the potential candidates withdrew early this week and the other 3 attended an initial assessment process.    Following this process 2 of the candidates were invited to interview.


Claire Watson from ELT solutions attending the meeting and provided feedback on the personality testing of the two candidates. 


The Committee agreed interview questions, then interviewed the two candidates.


Following the interviews it was agreed that neither of the candidates were suitable for this position. 



THAT no appointment be made to the post of Director of Financial Services.




Regularising the Appointment of Senior Interim Managers


Peter Jones presented this report that set out arrangement to regularise the current interim arrangements for a Director and Group Director in Children’s & Young People’s Services and to approve the appointment of an interim Group Director of Adult Services.  The difference in an interim contract to that of a permanent or temporary contract was explained.  Currently the Council’s Constitution does refer to the appointment of interim posts. 


It was agreed to refer to the Constitution Committee that future interim appointments should be made by the Chief Executive in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member and Scrutiny Chairman and this should be referred to the Constitution Committee to amend the Constitution accordingly.


It was therefore





(1)  The employment of an Interim Group Director: Children’s Services and Interim Director of Operations Services be ratified.

(2)  The position of Group Director of Adult Care be filled by an interim for a period of up to 6 months and the Head of Paid Service to make the necessary arrangements and agree rates and terms be approved.

(3)  That the Constitution Committee consider amending the Constitution in order that interim appointments be made by the Chief Executive in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member and Scrutiny Chairman.