Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Chris Mather  Tel: (01772) 533559, Email:  chris.mather@lancashire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

County Councillor S Malik replaced County Council A Ali at this meeting.

 

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

None.

2.

Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Members are asked to consider any Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests they may have to disclose to the meeting in relation to matters under consideration on the Agenda.

Minutes:

None.

3.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 9 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To be confirmed, and signed by the chair.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 2018 were presented.

 

Resolved:  That the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 2018 be confirmed and signed by the chair.

4.

Urgent Business

An item of urgent business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the Minutes, the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion that the item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.  Wherever possible, the Chief Executive should be given advance warning of any Member’s intention to raise a matter under this heading.

Minutes:

None.

5.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Monday 12 November 2018 at 2.00 p.m. at County Hall, Preston.

Minutes:

It was noted that the next meeting of the Committee would be held on 12 November 2018 at 2.00 p.m. at County Hall, Preston.

6.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider whether, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, it considers that the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972, as indicated against the heading to the item.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the press and members of the public be excluded fromthe meeting during consideration of the following item of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosingthe information.

7.

Appointment of Executive Director of Education and Children's Services

(Not for Publication – Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972.  It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interests in disclosing the information).

 

The following documents are provided to assist the committee in conducting the interviews:

 

Appendix A – Job Description

 

Appendix B – Person Specification

 

Appendix C – Candidate CV

 

Appendix D – Summary Profile

 

Appendix E – Technical Assessment

 

Appendix F – Interview Questions and Presentation Topic

Minutes:

Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972.  It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interests in disclosing the information.

 

The Committee conducted an interview for the position of Executive Director of Education and Children's Services.

 

The candidate gave a presentation on a designated topic which had previously been agreed by the Committee, and was then questioned by the Committee.

 

The Committee also received feedback from stakeholder panels and on the outcome of media and personality tests.

 

It was noted that the Committee had previously authorised the Head of Service Human Resources, in consultation with the chair of the Committee and the Director of Corporate Services, to approve terms and conditions with the successful candidate. 

 

Resolved:  That, subject to no objections being made to the Leader of the Council by any member of the Cabinet and to satisfactory terms and conditions being agreed with the Head of Service Human Resources, Edwina Grant be appointed to the position of Executive Director of Education and Children's Services.