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To note under the provisions of the formula membership the attendance of any nominee Member(s).
RESOLVED: To note that there were no nominee Members in attendance.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:
(a) all Members of the Panel;
(b) all other Members present.
RESOLVED: To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.
That the minutes of the meeting of the Chief Officers’ Employment Panel held on 29 July 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 29 July 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.
Exclusion of Press and Public
To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential information in breach of an obligation of confidence, or of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:
RESOLVED: That in accordance with Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item for the reason set out below:
Appointment of Corporate Director, Community
To agree the candidates to be invited to interview for the post of Corporate Director, Community.
A representative from Gatenby Sanderson explained the process that had been followed to produce the list of candidates for shortlisting and introduced the report on each candidate. The Chair invited Members of the Panel to ask questions and seek clarification.
A Member of the opposition stated that the Conservative Group Members on the Panel were unable to attend on the date set for the next Chief Officers’ Employment Panel meeting when the interviews of the shortlisted candidates would take place and felt that there was no mileage in them participating in the shortlisting. In response, the Chair stated that he would welcome input from the opposition Members and that if they were unable to attend the next meeting, there was a wealth of experienced opposition Members any of whom could serve on the Panel as a nominee.
Having completed the presentation and responded to questions, the Chair thanked the representative from Gatenby Sanderson who withdrew from the meeting. Members discussed their assessment of each candidate prior to voting on who should be shortlisted. The Panel decided to shortlist four of the five candidates.
RESOLVED: That four of the five candidates be shortlisted for interview.
[Note: Councillors Susan Hall and Barry Macleod-Cullinane wished to be recorded as having abstained from voting.]