Employment Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday, 28th April, 2011
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Ground Floor Meeting Room 1, Gernon Road Offices, Letchworth Garden City
 
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor Mrs L.A. Needham (Chairman), Councillor Judi Billing, Councillor S.K. Jarvis and Councillor Bernard Lovewell.
In attendance:
Strategic Director of Planning, Housing and Enterprise, Corporate Human Resources Manager and Chief Executive.
Item Description/Decision
PART I
1 TO APPOINT A CHAIRMAN
RESOLVED: That Councillor Mrs L.A. Needham be elected as Chairman of the meeting.
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor T.W. Hone.
3 NOTIFICATION OF OTHER BUSINESS
There had been no notification of any other business.
4 CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chairman reminded Members that, in line with the Code of Conduct, any Declarations of Interest needed to be declared immediately prior to the item in question.
5 EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
RESOLVED: That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Public and Press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.
PART II
6 APPOINTMENT OF HEAD OF POLICY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
The Chief Executive opened the meeting with a short introduction. He reminded the Employment Committee that Council had approved the proposed changes to structure three weeks ago. He went on to explain that there was a tight timetable in order to realize savings as quickly as possible. He emphasized that there had been a program of consultation throughout the process with trade unions, Staff Consultation Forum and individuals. From this no major objections had be raised and we were moving ahead with something that there was broad agreement with. We were now at the stage of dealing with the individuals.

The Strategic Director of Planning, Housing and Enterprise then presented a report on the outcome of the process to appoint to the post of Head of Policy and Community Services.

The Committee considered the report and a discussion followed where the officers responded to a number of questions raised by the Members regarding the process and the successful applicant. Following discussion, it was

RESOLVED: That Liz Green be appointed to the post of Head of Policy and Community Services.
Published on Tuesday, 17th January, 2012
2.45pm