Agenda and draft minutes

Appointment Committee - Principal Lawyer Litigation
Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Leader's Conference Room, Level 5, County Hall. Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff

Contact: Gill Nurton 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

Councillor Chris Weaver was appointed as Chairperson of the Committee.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

None

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest (such declarations to be made in accordance with the Members Code of Conduct).

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest for this meeting.

4.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To discharge the functions of the authority in respect of the appointment and dismissal of Chief Officers and Deputy Chief Officers (as defined in the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) ( Wales) Regulations 2006) and the statutory Head of Democratic Services, in accordance with the Employment Procedure Rules and other relevant Council policies and procedures.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Terms of Reference were noted as follows: -

 

“To discharge the functions of the authority in respect of the appointment and dismissal of Chief Officers and Deputy Chief Officers (as defined in the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006) and the statutory Head of Democratic Services, in accordance with the Employment Procedure Rules and other relevant Council policies and procedures”.

5.

Exclusion of the Public

Information included in the following item is not for publication by virtue of paragraphs 12 and 13 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the public be excluded during the discussion on the following item of business on the grounds that, if members of the public were present during the discussion, because of the nature of the business to be transacted there would be disclosure to them of the except information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and as described below: -

 

Paragraph 12 – Information relating to an applicant to become an employee of the Authority; and

 

Paragraph 13 – Information which was likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

6.

Appointment of Principal Lawyer Litigation

To shortlist for interview candidates for the role of Principal Lawyer Litigation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Appointment Committee for the post of Principal Lawyer Litigation met to receive and consider the findings from the Leadership and Technical Assessments.

 

The Committee in making its decision took account of the candidate’s original application, how the candidate scored against the competencies required for the role and the written assessment on each of the tasks which addressed the candidates’ strengths and skills.  The Committee agreed the candidate be put forward for formal interview.

 

The Committee considered the topic options and set questions for the interview process.

 

 

RESOLVED – That

 

1.    Candidate 1 be invited for interview.

 

2.    The Candidate be advised of the presentation topic and that a maximum of 10 minute will be allocated for the presentation.

 

3.    The selected questions be finalised for the interview Committee.

7.

Dismissal (if required)

Minutes:

There was no consequential dismissal required as part of the short-listing process.

8.

Date of Next Meeting - Thursday 17 January 2019 (10:00am)

Minutes:

The next meeting was agreed as Thursday 17 January 2019 at 10:00am.