Agenda and minutes
Venue: Leader's Meeting Room, Ground West, Priory House, Monks Walk, Shefford
Contact: Leslie Manning 0300 300 5132
Appointment of Chairman
To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.
that Councillor J G Jamieson be appointed Chairman of the Sub-Committee for this meeting only.
To receive from Members any declarations of interest.
There were no declarations of interest made.
Exclusion of Press and Public
To consider whether to pass a resolution under section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that the consideration of the item is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.
that in accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that consideration of the item is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.
To consider a report setting out a draft list of duties for the post of Director of Improvement and Corporate Services together with person specifications and a timetable for the recruitment process.
The Sub-Committee considered documents setting out the draft job description and draft person specification, together with the proposed recruitment timetable, for the post of Director of Improvement and Corporate Services.
The meeting first worked through the draft job description and draft person specification. Amendments were proposed to the latter.
The Sub-Committee turned to consider the recruitment timetable for the post. Members noted that it would be necessary for its membership to remain constant for the remainder of the recruitment process.
The Sub-Committee requested that the closing date for applications be extended to 5.00 p.m. on Monday, 25 March. The extension would allow prospective candidates an additional weekend to apply.
Members felt that the meeting on 25 April should be for the entire day, thus removing any time constraints on the interviewing of candidates.
1 that the draft job description for the post of Director of Improvement and Corporate Services, as submitted, be confirmed;
2 that the person specification for the above post, as submitted, be confirmed subject to the following amendment:
Part 2, Relevant Experience – include Finance and Facilities Management under Desirable Criteria, along with a caveat that these responsibilities do not currently lie within this Directorate but knowledge of them would be advantageous.
3 that the proposed timetable for the recruitment and selection process for the above post, as submitted, be agreed subject to the following amendments:
a) that the closing date for applications be 5.00 p.m. on 25 March 2013;
b) that the meeting of the Appointments Sub-Committee on 25 April 2013, at which shortlisted candidates are to be interviewed and an appointment decision made, be held over the whole day.