Agenda and minutes

Appointment and Employment Panel - Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Cross Room, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH

Contact: Andy Houlker  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Susan Snape.


Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 7 February 217, to be signed as a correct record.



RESOLVED (Unanimously):


That subject to the insertion of the year (2017) in the date of the meeting, the minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2017 be approved as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to indicate at this stage in the proceedings any items on the agenda in which they intend to declare an interest. Members are reminded that if the interest is a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct) they must leave the room for the whole of that item. If the interest is not a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, but is such that a member of the public could reasonably regard it as being so significant that it is likely that it would prejudice their judgment of the public interest (as explained in the Code of Conduct) then they may make representations, but then must leave the meeting for the remainder of the item.


There were none.


Appointment of Deputy Chief Executive (Regeneration & Growth) pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Report of the Chief Executive attached.

Additional documents:


The Chief Executive presented the report, job advert, job description, person specification and suggested timescale for the appointment of Deputy Chief Executive (Regeneration and Growth).


In line with the earlier appointment of the Chief Executive, members felt recommendation 3 should be amended to indicate that all members of the Committee would be involved with working with the Chief Executive and expert external advisors (Veredus).


The Committee discussed in turn and suggested amendments to the wording of the job advert, job description and person specification.  The amended documents are appended to these minutes.  In respect of the suggested timescale, it was felt that rather than indicating the week commencing clearer dates should be identified for the activities.


RESOLVED (Unanimously) that:


  1. the intention to proceed to recruit a permanent, dedicated Deputy Chief Executive (Regeneration and Growth) be confirmed;
  2. the recruitment timetable be approved indicating clearer dates for the activities;
  3. all members of the Committee work with the Chief Executive, and expert external advisors (Veredus) to oversee the process and report the outcome to Council; and
  4. the amended appended recruitment documents, namely the job advert, job description and person specification be approved.