Agenda

Staff and Appointments Committee - Wednesday, 29th May, 2024 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Morpeth

Contact: Lesley Bennett 

Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

9 members (4:3:1 Ind Gp, 1 LD)  

 

Quorum – 3 

 

Chair: G. Sanderson 

 

Vice Chair: R. Wearmouth  

 

Conservative 

Labour 

Independent Group 

Liberal Democrats 

Green Party 

Ind Non-Grouped 

B. Flux 

S. Dickinson 

A. Dale 

J. Reid

 

 

G. Sanderson 

M. Purvis 

 

 

 

 

J. Watson 

E. Simpson 

 

 

 

 

R. Wearmouth 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Leaders are authorised to determine the size and composition of the Committee when making appointments, having regard to the post(s) being filled. 

 

With the agreement of the Group Leaders, a Deputy Chief Officer appointment may be determined by a Chief Officer. 

 

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on Tuesday, 16 April 2024, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

4.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required?where a matter arises at a meeting;

 

a)      Which directly relates to Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (‘DPI’) as set out in Appendix B, Table 1 of the Code of Conduct, to disclose the interest, not participate in any discussion or vote and not to remain in room. Where members have a DPI or if the matter concerns an executive function and is being considered by a Cabinet Member with a DPI they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with the matter.

 

b)      Which directly relates to the financial interest or well being of a Other Registrable Interest as set out in Appendix B, Table 2 of the Code of Conduct to disclose the interest and only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak at the meeting but otherwise must not take part in any discussion? or vote on the matter and must not remain the room.

 

c)      Which directly relates to their financial interest or well-being? (and is not? DPI) or the financial well being of a relative or close associate, to declare the interest and members may only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak. Otherwise, the member must not take part in discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room.

 

d)      Which affects the financial well-being of the member, a relative or close associate or a body included under the Other Registrable Interests column in Table 2, to disclose the interest and apply the test set out at paragraph 9 of Appendix B before deciding whether they may remain in the meeting.

 

e)      Where Members have or a Cabinet Member has an Other Registerable Interest or Non Registerable Interest in a matter being considered in exercise of their executive function, they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with it.

 

NB Any member needing clarification must contact monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk.  Members are referred to the Code of Conduct which contains the matters above in full.  Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

5.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHIEF OFFICER - DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES pdf icon PDF 154 KB

The report seeks approval for the preferred candidate resulting from the selection exercise.  The confidential (part 2) exempt appendix sets out the application of the preferred candidate.

6.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHIEF OFFICER - DIRECTOR OF INTEGRATED COMMISSIONING AND PERFORMANCE pdf icon PDF 154 KB

The report seeks approval for the preferred candidate resulting from the selection exercise.  The confidential (part 2) exempt appendix sets out the application of the preferred candidate.

7.

URGENT BUSINESS (IF ANY)

To consider such other urgent business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

8.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The date of the next meeting is Wednesday, 19 June 2024 at 2.00 pm.

PART II

It is expected that matters included in this part of the Agenda will be dealt with in private. Reports referred to are enclosed for members and officers only, coloured pink and marked "Not for Publication".

9.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is invited to consider passing the following resolution:

 

(a)    That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the agenda as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act, and

 

(b)    That the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure for the following reasons:-?

 

Agenda Item                     Paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A

 

10 & 11                              1 and 2

                                               Information relating to any individual and information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual?

 

        AND                                The public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the interest in disclosure because 

10.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHIEF OFFICER - DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES

To consider the attached Appendix 1 under Agenda item 5 in Part 1 of this agenda.

11.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHIEF OFFICER - DIRECTOR OF INTEGRATED COMMISSIONING AND PERFORMANCE

To consider the attached Appendix 1 under Agenda item 6 in Part 1 of this agenda.