Agenda and minutes

Appointments Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN

Contact: Vicky Hibbert 

Items
No. Item

1/19

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

2/19

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter

    (i)               Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)              Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

    NOTES:

    • Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest
    • As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)
    • Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

    Minutes:

    There were none.

3/19

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

    Recommendation: That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information under paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

     

    PART TWO – IN PRIVATE

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED: That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information under paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

     

4/19

Senior Appointment of Director of Communications and Engagement

    The People, Performance and Development Appointments Sub-Committee is asked to proceed with interviewing for the post of Director of Communications and Engagement.

     

    The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Committee. The Committee will then discuss and, if appropriate appoint to the role of Director of Communications and Engagement. This recommendation is subject to the notification of every Member of the Cabinet of the proposed appointment and their right of objection specified in the notification.

    Minutes:

    Declarations of interest:

     

    None.

     

    Witnesses:

     

    Michael Coughlin, Executive Director of Customer, Digital  and Transformation

    Jackie Foglietta, Director of HR & OD

    Vicky Hibbert, Senior Manager – Governance

     

    Key points raised during the discussion:

     

    1. Interviews were conducted by a Sub-Committee of the People, Performance and Development Committee for the position of Director of Communications and Engagement at Surrey County Council. During the interview, the candidates responded to a number of set questions asked by the Committee.

     

    1. Following the end of the interviews, Members discussed the performance of the candidates in detail and agreed that Andrea Newman clearly demonstrated the skills and experience necessary to be Director of Communications and Engagement for Surrey County Council.

     

    Actions/ further information to be provided:

     

    None

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    The People, Performance and Development Committee agreed to appoint Andrea Newman to the role of Director for Communications and Engagement for Surrey County Council.

     

5/19

PUBLICITY FOR PART TWO ITEMS