Agenda and draft minutes

Chief Executive Recruitment Committee
Tuesday, 28th July 2020 6.10 p.m.

Venue: THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING

Contact: Stephen Metcalfe, Democratic Services - email:  sjmetcalfe@lancaster.gov.uk 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

Nominations were requested for the position of Chair. 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Cary Matthews and seconded by Councillor Oliver Robinson:-

 

“That Councillor Erica Lewis be appointed Chair of the Chief Executive Recruitment Committee for the municipal year 2020/21.” 

 

There being no further nominations, the proposition was declared carried. 

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Erica Lewis be appointed Chair of the Chief Executive Recruitment Committee for the municipal year 2020/21. 

 

Councillor Erica Lewis here took the Chair. 

2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

Minutes:

The Chair requested nominations for the position of Vice-Chair. 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Andrew Gardiner and seconded by Councillor Tricia Heath:-

 

“That Councillor Andrew Gardiner be appointed Vice-Chair of the Chief Executive Recruitment Committee for the municipal year 2020/21.” 

 

There being no further nominations, the proposition was declared carried. 

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Andrew Gardiner be appointed Vice-Chair of the Chief Executive Recruitment Committee for the municipal year 2020/21. 

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

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

Councillors 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 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors 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, Councillors 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 interests. 

4.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business. 

5.

Proposal to extend the contract of the Interim Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Report of the Head of HR. 

Minutes:

The Head of HR submitted a report that gave consideration to a proposal to grant an extension to the contract of the current Interim Chief Executive for the reasons, set out in the report. 

 

The Committee was asked to approve the proposal to extend the current contract to 31st March 2022.  This would ensure continuity of management of the council during the recovery phase of the pandemic and would also allow sufficient time for the recruitment process to the permanent role. 

 

It was also proposed to remove the word “Interim” from the job title. The proposed tenure would be a total of 3 years and interim was usually used for a short-term position. 

 

Members of the Committee discussed the processes for appointment of a new Chief Executive after 31st March 2022 and felt that the process should commence earlier than previously, from mid 2021, in order to factor in any unforeseen circumstances.  The Committee also discussed future objective setting and appraisal of the Chief Executive.  It was noted that objective setting would be undertaken by the Personnel Committee (Appraisal Panel). 

 

It was moved by Councillor Oliver Robinson, seconded by Councillor Andrew Gardiner:-

 

“That the recommendation, as set out in the report, be approved.”

 

Upon being put to the vote the Chair declared the proposition to be unanimously carried. 

 

Resolved: -

 

That an extension to the current contract of the Interim Chief Executive to 31st March 2022 be approved and that the word ‘Interim’ be removed from the job title.