Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Personal Interests and Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interests.


No declarations of interest were made.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB



that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28th June, 2019, be received and approved as a correct record.


Options and Processes for Appointing to the Position of Head of Paid Service/Chief Executive, including Interim Arrangements pdf icon PDF 228 KB


Members were requested to consider the options for appointing to the position of the Head of Paid Service/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and to consider the process for such an appointment including any interim arrangements.



a)    Option 2, an external recruitment process for a Head of Paid Service/CEO, be confirmed as the preferred option by the Committee;


b)    the HR Manager be instructed to carry out a review of the Job Description and Person Specification for the role of Head of Paid Service/CEO to present to a future meeting of the Committee for approval;


c)    the HR Manager be also instructed, in conjunction with East Midlands Councils, to carry out a salary benchmarking exercise to present to a future meeting of the Committee for approval;


d)    the HR Manager be authorised to produce a specification for the services required from the recruitment agency and to instruct the Procurement Unit to seek quotations;


e)    delegate authority be granted to the Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Monitoring Officer, to appoint the successful recruitment agency;


f)     the outline timeline set out in the report with a formal recruitment process, commencing in January 2020, be approved;


g)    approval be given for the appointment of Carol Cooper-Smith as the Interim Chief Executive from 16 September 2019 for up to 10 months;


h)    Council be recommended to approve the appointment of Carol Cooper-Smith as Head of Paid Service from 23 September 2019.