Agenda and minutes

Appointments Committee
Monday, 30th September, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: F11 - Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR10 INX. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

8/18

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from members of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

9/18

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 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 interest.

10/18

Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on the following dates:

·       13 May 2019;

·       20 May 2019;

·       28 May 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 13 May 2019, 20 May 2019 and 28 May 2019 were agreed as an accurate record.

11/18

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 were no items of urgent business.

12/18

Appointment to Executive Director of Health, Wellbeing & Adults and Chief Finance Officer (Section 151) pdf icon PDF 101 KB

For Members to appoint to the following roles:

·       Executive Director of Health, Wellbeing & Adults; and

·       Chief Finance Officer (Section 151).

 

Minutes:

In considering the report, Members of the Committee heard that recommendations regarding the Executive Director for Health, Wellbeing and Adults would allow the Council to move away its current interim arrangements for the post.  Members heard that by appointing to a fixed term contract, the Council would benefit both financially and operationally while ensuring continuity during the delivery of the service’s transformation plan. 

 

Following discussion, the Committee agreed all of the recommendations detailed in the report in their entirety.

 

RESOLVED:

(i)        To undertake the selection and appointment to the post of Executive Director, Health, Wellbeing & Adults on a fixed term appointment until 31st December 2022 in accordance with the provisions of Part 4 J of the Council’s Constitution (Staff Employment Procedure Rules).

(ii)       Having had due regard to the Council’s current Pay Policy, to agree the salary package of Executive Director, Health, Wellbeing & Adults at £152,000 per annum as outlined in section 3.7 of the report.

(iii)      To note that the successful candidate’s offer of appointment would be subject to an appointment notification process in accordance with paragraph 3.4 of part 4J of the Council’s Constitution.

(iv)      To agree the appointment of the Chief Financial Officer whose functions would encompass the statutory section 151 officer duties.

(v)       To note that the successful candidate’s offer of appointment would be subject to an appointment notification process in accordance with paragraph 3.4 of part 4J of the Council’s Constitution.

(vi)      Having regard to the Council’s current Pay Policy, agree the salary package of the Director of Finance, Investment and Risk and Section 151 Officer (Chief Finance Officer) at a salary of £129,646 per annum under the Localism Act 2011.

(vii)    To notify both appointments to Full Council.

13/18

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 put and it was 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 paragraph 1 as indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended”.

14/18

Appointment to Executive Director of Health, Wellbeing & Adults and Chief Finance Officer (Section 151) (Part B)

For Members to appoint to the following roles:

         Executive Director of Health, Wellbeing & Adults; and

         Chief Finance Officer (Section 151).

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

The Committee agreed to:

(i)              Appoint Guy Van Dichele as the Council’s Executive Director for Health, Wellbeing and Adults; and

(ii)             Appoint Lisa Taylor as the Chief Financial Officer whose functions encompass the statutory section 151 officer duties.