Agenda

Staff and Appointments Committee - Tuesday, 16th April, 2024 3.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room 2, County Hall, Morpeth

Contact: Lesley Bennett 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on Wednesday, 13 March 2024, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair. 

 

3.

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.

4.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHIEF OFFICER - PUBLIC HEALTH CONSULTANT pdf icon PDF 184 KB

The purpose of the report is to confirm and set out to the Staff and Appointments Committee the outcome of a selection process for the role of Public Health Consultant and to seek approval for the appointment of the preferred candidate.  The vacancy occurred as a result of the resignation of the previous postholder.

 

5.

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.

6.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next scheduled meeting date is to be confirmed.

 

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".

7.

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

 

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 

8.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHIEF OFFICER - PUBLIC HEALTH CONSULTANT

To consider the attached Appendix 1 under Agenda item 3 in Part 1 of this agenda.