Agenda and minutes

Chief Officer Employment Panel - Wednesday 30th October, 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Leaders Office, Allerdale House

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702817

No. Item

Resolved -


“That under Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 5 of part 1 of Schedule 12 (a) of the Act.”


Declaration of interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda, in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.


3.  Chief Officers Staffing Matters.

Sharon Sewell; Interest; Due to proposed arrangements on deputising duties for the Interim Chief Executive. Advised she would leave the room if the proposed arrangements were to be discussed in detail.



Chief Officers Staffing Matters


The Panel heard an updated position with regards to the Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service from the Head of Governance and Regulatory Services (Monitoring Officer) and the Head of Financial Services (S151 Officer).


The Panel received a report setting out the options including detailed legal and financial implications.

The report made recommendations to the Panel in respect of the exit of the current Chief Executive effective from 11 November 2019 and the consequential arrangements.


A vote was taken on the recommendations as per the report; the vote in favour was unanimous. The motion was carried.




That the recommendations in the report be agreed.




That Council be requested to agree that –


a)  The Corporate Director be appointed as Interim Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service effective from 12 December 2019 to 11 December 2020

b)  The amended Pay Policy Statement be approved

c)  Delegate authority to the Head of HR to take any further action necessary to give effect to the contents of this report.