Agenda and draft minutes

Appointments Committee
Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 9.00 am

Venue: This meeting will be held remotely. View directions

Contact: Annette Wiles 020 8726 6000 x64877  Email: annette.wiles@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

12/20

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from members of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence from Members of the Committee. Councillor Flemming gave apologies for a brief lateness.

13/20

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 10 September 2020 were agreed as an accurate record.

14/20

Disclosure of Interests

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 to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. 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 Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair 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.

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of pecuniary interests. Members confirmed their disclosure of interest forms were accurate and up-to-date.

15/20

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.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business for the Committee’s consideration.

16/20

Appointment to Interim Executive Director - Children, Families and Education pdf icon PDF 139 KB

For Members to undertake the shortlisting and interview process to appoint to the role of Interim Executive Director – Children, Families and Education.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: The Committee AGREED the recommendations in the officer’s report to:

 

1.    Undertake the selection and the appointment to the post of Interim Executive Director, Children, Families & Education from the candidate(s) detailed in the Part B appendices to the agenda (to follow) and in accordance with the provisions of part 4J of the council’s constitution (Staff Employment Procedure Rules).

 

2.    Have due regard to the Council’s current Pay Policy, agree the salary package  for this role, Interim Executive Director, Children, Families & Education within the pay policy interim range of £700 - £900 per day.

 

3.    Agree the salary package for the future permanent recruitment to Executive Director, Children, Families & Education. This has been reviewed and is recommended for amendment to reflect current market rates of pay in London area to £147,000 p.a.

 

4.    RECOMMEND TO full Council that the Pay Policy for the year 2020/21 be updated to include the revised spot salary for the permanent position of Executive Director Children Families & Education of £147,000 p.a.

 

Under section 40 of the Localism Act 2011 and the provisions of the Council’s constitution.

 

5.    For 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).

 

17/20

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“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.”

Minutes:

The following motion was proposed by Councillor Newman and agreed by the Committee excluding the press and public for the remainder of the meeting.

 

“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 paragraph 1 as indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended”.

 

18/20

Appointment to Interim Executive Director - Children, Families and Education

For Members to undertake the shortlisting and interview process to appoint to the role of Interim Executive Director - Children, Families and Education.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: The Committee AGREED to appoint Debbie Jones as the Interim Executive Director – Children, Families and Education.