Agenda and minutes

Appointments Committee
Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 10.00 am

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were none.


Disclosure of Interest

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality in excess of £50. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Business Manager at the start of the meeting. The Chairman will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.


There were none.


Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice from the Chair of any business not on the Agenda which should, in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.


There was none.


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RESOLVED: The Committee agreed the recommendations in the report:

1.     The salary package of Chief Digital Officer of £117,300 per annum under the Localism Act 2011 was AGREED.

2.     It was agreed to undertake the selection for and agree an appointment to the post of Chief Digital Officer from the candidate(s) detailed in the Part B appendices to the agenda. Any appointment to be subject to the appointment notification process as set out in section 3.4 of part 4J of the Council’s Constitution (Staff Employment Procedure Rules).



Exempt Items

To confirm the allocation of business between Part A and Part B of the Agenda.


The following motion was moved to exclude the press and public:

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.” 

The motion was put and it was AGREED by the Committee to exclude the press and public for consideration of items listed in part B of the agenda.



Appointment of Chief Digital Officer


RESOLVED: The Committee resolved that Neil Williams be appointed as Chief Digital Officer.