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To note under the provisions of the formula membership the attendance of the following nominee:
RESOLVED: To note the attendance at this meeting of the following duly appointed nominated Members:
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.
Councillor Paul Osborn declared that he had previously met one of the candidates attending for interview for the post of Corporate Director, Community, but confirmed that he did not know him in a capacity that would mean he could not be impartial.
RESOLVED: To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.
That the minutes of the meeting of the Chief Officer Employment’s Panel held on 4 September 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meetings held on 1 August 2017 and 4 September 2017 be taken as read and signed as correct records.
Information Report: Recruitment process for the role of Director of Adult Social Services
Report of the Corporate Director, People
Members received a report which provided information on the interim cover arrangements for a Statutory Officer post.
The Corporate Director, People reported that the post of Director of Adult Social Services was to be recruited to following the resignation of the current post holder with effect 13 October 2017. The Corporate Director explained that he would be commencing an internal recruitment process to appoint an interim officer with immediate effect, pending the recruitment of a permanent replacement. He added that he would carry out the interviews for this temporary appointment with the relevant portfolio holder.
The proposal to recruit an interim post holder were supported by the Panel, subject the caveat that the Opposition Group also be included in the interview process. It was further agreed that the Panel interview applicants for this permanent statutory post.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.
Exclusion of the 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 reasons set out below:
Appointment of Corporate Director, Community
Upon interview of short-listed candidates to consider making an appointment to the post of Corporate Director, Community.
The Panel interviewed three shortlisted candidates and received a presentation from each.
RESOLVED: That the Panel adjourn until 4.00 pm on 14 September 2017.
Having reconvened it was
RESOLVED: That Mr Paul Walker, Executive Consultant, Rossendale Borough Council, be appointed as Corporate Director, Community with effect from a date to be determined and in accordance with the terms and conditions governing Chief Officer posts.