Agenda and minutes

Appointments & Disciplinary Committee - Monday, 6th November, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Room 1.01 and 1.02 - Bernard Weatherill House, Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

81/22

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

There were no apologies

82/22

Disclosure of Interests

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs), pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests they may have in relation to any item(s) of business on today’s agenda.

Minutes:

Members confirmed that their entries on the Council’s register of interests were up to date and that they had no further disclosures to make. 

83/22

Review of Temporary Deputy Chief Officer Cover Arrangement - Extension of Assignment pdf icon PDF 116 KB

This report concerns the request for an extension of the interim cover arrangement for the Interim Chief Digital Officer and Director of Resident Access as outlined in the body of the report

 

 

Minutes:

The Appointment and Disciplinary Committee considered the Review of Temporary Deputy Chief Officer Cover Arrangement: Extension of Assignment.

The Chief People Officer, Dean Shoesmith, shared with the Committee of the final request to extend the interim appointment. The extension would allow to undertake the recruitment exercise and allow the notice given should the successful candidate require a three-month notice period. The advertisement would be going live imminently.

The Committee RESOLVED: to

1.1 To agree to extend the current temporary cover arrangement for the Interim Chief Digital Officer and Director of Resident Access for 6

months from 27 November 2023 until 27 May 2024. A workforce review has taken place and a consultation will be launched in the very near future. This will allow permanent recruitment to this role to take place.

1.2 Note that if the extension is agreed, the Committee’s decision will be subject to the usual notification requirements in paragraph 3.3 of Part 4J (Staff Employment Procedure Rules) in the Constitution.

 

84/22

Appointment to the post of Director of Streets & Environment

To progress any selected candidate/s for the post of  Director of Streets & Environment to final panel Interview/s to be held on 6 November 2023.

 

Under Item 5, the Chair of the Committee will move that the remainder of the meeting be held in private – for the stated reasons.

Minutes:

The Appointment and Disciplinary Committee considered the Appointment to the post of Director of Streets & Environment, which followed the last meeting held on 16 October 2023 where Members had agreed to interview a number of candidates for the role of Director of Streets & Environment and agreed to hold the final panel of interviews on 6 November 2023.

Full details to the Director of Streets & Environment role were available online and within the agenda pack for the Appointment and Disciplinary Committee meeting held on 16 October 2023.

The interviews were held in private.

 

85/22

Exclusion of 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 or a particular item:

 

“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 Hale, seconded by Councillor Cummings and agreed by the Committee to exclude 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 paragraphs 1, 2 and 5 as indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended”.

 

86/22

Appointment to the post of Director of Streets & Environment

Minutes:

Please note that a full confidential minute has also been produced for this item, although the resolutions agreed by the Committee are set out in the public minute above.