Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary Meeting, Council
Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Fiona Cotter, tel: 01372 732124  email:  fcotter@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

48.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests from Members in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made by councillors regarding the item on the Agenda.

49.

Exclusion of Press and Public

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 the Council’s Rules of Procedure and 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 4 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.

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting in accordance with the Council’s Rules of Procedure and Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the business involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 4 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.

 

50.

Appointment of Chief Executive

This report sets out the recommendations of the Appointment Panel, convened in accordance with Part 4, Section G of the Council’s Constitution, regarding the appointment of a Chief Executive who also fulfils the roles of Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer.

Minutes:

Council received a report from the Head of HR and Organisational Development which set out the recommendations of the Appointment Panel, convened in accordance with the Constitution, to consider the appointment of a Chief Executive. The Chief Executive would also fulfil the roles of Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer.

Councillor Eber Kington PROPOSED and Councillor Chris Frost SECONDED the recommendations in the report. 

In moving the recommendations, Councillor Kington thanked the Head of HR and Organisational Development and her team for their support and his colleagues on the Panel.  He commended the appointment of Kathryn Beldon as the stand out candidate in a strong field.  Councillors Chris Frost and Alex Clarke echoed these sentiments.

Upon being put, the recommendations were CARRIED (Unanimously). 

Accordingly, it was

RESOLVED that:

(1)          the appointment of Kathryn Beldon to the post of Chief Executive approved and the proposal to formally offer the post to her endorsed;

(2)          the appointment be made on terms which comply with the Councils Pay Policy Statement under section 38 of the Localism Act 2011 and the Appointments Panel be authorised to finalise all terms and conditions, following consultation with Head of Human Resources & Organisational Development;

(3)          If the offer referred to in recommendation (1) be accepted, Kathryn Beldon be designated the Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer with effect from 3 April 2017;

(4)          If the offer referred to in recommendation (1) be accepted, Kathryn Beldon be appointed as the Head of the Paid Service with effect from 3 April 2017;

(5)          it be noted that the Chief Executive will automatically serve as Clerk to Epsom and Walton Downs Conservators and Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee;

(6)          If the offer referred to in recommendation (1) be accepted, Lee Duffy be appointed as the Council’s s151 Officer and Acting Director of Finance & Resources, from 3 April 2017 until such time as the appointment of a new Director of Finance & Resources takes effect.