Agenda and draft minutes

Dorset Council - Staffing Committee
Monday, 1st July, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 2, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Fiona King  01305 224186 - Email: fiona.king@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.

2.

Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.

Minutes:

No public statements or questions were received at the meeting.

3.

Terms of Reference

To note the Terms of Reference for the Staffing Committee as set out below.

 

The primary role of the Staffing Committee is to undertake the selection process for the appointment and make recommendations in relation to the appointment and dismissal of the Head of Paid Service, Chief Finance Officer and Monitoring Officer of the Dorset Council.

 

The committee will undertake the selection process for the appointment and making the appointment and dismissal of any other statutory Chief Officer or Deputy Officer of the Dorset Council.  The committee will also hear and determine any appeals by the Head of Paid Service, Chief Finance Officer, Monitoring Officer, statutory Chief Officers and Deputy Chief Officers under the Dorset Council policies and procedures; and hear/deal with disputes registered with the Dorset Council by recognised Trade Unions.

Minutes:

Members received the terms of reference of the Committee for information.

 

Noted

4.

Appointment of the Director of Public Health pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To consider a recommendation from a recent interview process to confirm the appointment of the Director of Public Health.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care in relation to the appointment of the Director of Public Health for Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. 

 

The appointment process was undertaken on 20 June 2019 and had resulted in Sam Crowe being recommended for appointment.  The Committee was satisfied that the selection process was robustly applied, and that Sam Crowe should be appointed to the role via recommendation to Public Health England.

 

It was clarified that Dorset Council hosted the role, but that it was a joint appointment by both councils.  It was therefore necessary to include delegated authority for the Chief Executive to consult with the Chief Executive of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and the respective portfolio holders to agree the salary for the post within the salary range advertised.  The recommendation of the Committee would then be submitted to Public Health England who would then submit it to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care for final approval.

 

Decisions

 

1. That following an extensive recruitment and selection process Sam Crowe be recommended for appointment to the post of Director of Public Health for Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

 

2. That the Committee delegates authority to the Chief Executive, after consultation with the Chief Executive of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and the Adult and Health portfolio holders for both councils, the ability to agree the spot salary, within scale advertised, for the appointment of the Director of Public Health.

 

Reason for Decisions

 

The post is a statutory appointment hosted by Dorset Council and as such requires the approval of the Staffing Committee.

5.

Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

There were no matters of urgency considered at the meeting.