Agenda and draft minutes

Chief Executive Recruitment Sub-Committee
Monday, 25th February 2019 4.30 p.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

Contact: Debbie Chambers - tel: 582057 or email:  dchambers@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Members should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

Job Description and Person Specification pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider the report of the HR Projects Manager.

Minutes:

The HR Projects Manager circulated two documents. One set out some relevant extracts from the Chief Executive Appraisal Panel meeting held on 20 February 2019. The extracts provided the current Chief Executive’s reflections on her time at Lancaster; advice she would give to a new Chief Executive taking on the role; any things she would have done differently and what she saw as her legacy.

 

The Sub-Committee then considered the draft job description, which had been slightly revised by Mr John, and discussed any further revisions they would like to see.

 

After discussion, some slight amendments to the job description were agreed. These were:-

 

On bullet point 6, to add the word ‘media’ after ‘stakeholders’.

On bullet point 7, to add the word ‘collaborative’ before ‘values led’.

In ‘other requirements’, third paragraph, to add ‘in an effective and appropriate way’ after ‘at ease’.

 

It was agreed that the HR Projects Manager would email the final version to members of the sub-committee and that the wording of the job advert would also be emailed out.

 

Mr John explained the likely content of the pack of information which would go out to prospective candidates. This would include information about living and working in Lancaster district, as well as information about the City Council, the role of Chief Executive and the Job Description and Person Specification.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)       That the job description and person specification be agreed, subject to the following amendments:

 

On bullet point 6, to add the word ‘media’ after ‘stakeholders’.

On bullet point 7, to add the word ‘collaborative’ before ‘values led’.

In ‘other requirements’, third paragraph, to add ‘in an effective and appropriate way’ after ‘at ease’.

 

(2)       That the final version of both documents and the draft wording of the job advert be emailed out to members of the Sub-Committee by the HR Projects Manager.