Agenda and decisions

Special Meeting, Strategy and Resources Committee - Monday, 4th July, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall. View directions

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No. Item


Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public.


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.


Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 5 KB

The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to pass a resolution to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended) and that pursuant to paragraph 10 of Part 2 of the said Schedule 12A the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Chief Executive Officer Recruitment

This report has not been published because the meeting is likely to be closed to the press and public in view of the nature of the business to be transacted/nature of the proceedings.  The report deals with information relating to an individual and information relating to the financial or business affairs of the Committee and third parties and the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.



Following consideration, the Committee resolved by majority vote with 5 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 abstentions and the Chair not voting:

To recommend that the Council:

(1)       Agrees to go out to recruit a permanent Chief Executive Officer and that in the interim period  appoints the Director of Corporate Services for a 6-month period as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and Head of Paid Service, with a 10% uplift to her salary, and provides a budget of up to £50,000 funded from the Corporate Projects Reserve to provide additional support.

(2)       Agrees to release the existing Chief Executive from her role as Head of Paid Service and Returning Officer from 4 July and to appoint the Director of Corporate Services as Returning Officer with effect from 5 July 2022 until a permanent Chief Executive Officer is recruited in accordance with recommendation  (1).


The Committee resolved unanimously:


That the Committee agreed:

(3)       To establish a Member sub-committee in accordance with the terms of reference in Appendix 4 to the report , which will progress the necessary recruitment process, in conjunction with officers,  and bring forward a recommended appointment in accordance with the preferred option to a future meeting of Full Council for ratification;

(4)       That the Head of Paid Service Sub-Committee would be politically proportionate and that nominations to its Membership would be agreed by the relevant political groups.