Agenda and minutes

JNC Appointments, Salaries and Structures Panel
Monday, 23 January 2023 12:00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall, Barking

Contact: Alan Dawson, Head of Governance & Electoral Services 

No. Item


Appointment of Chair


Councillor Twomey was appointed as Chair of the meeting.


Declaration of Members' Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Members are asked to declare any interest they may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


Private Business


It was resolved to exclude the public and press from the remainder of the meeting by reason of the nature of the business to be discussed which included information exempt from publication by virtue of paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Appointment of Strategic Director, My Place


The Panel considered the papers that had been submitted in advance of the meeting, which included the job description and person specification for the post together with the CV and supporting statement of the shortlisted candidate.


The Panel reviewed and agreed the interview questions to be asked of the candidate.


Following the interview, Members discussed the candidate’s presentation and responses to the questions.  It was felt, however, that additional assessment methods were required to support a recommendation for appointment, given that it was a Strategic Director role.


In the circumstances, the Panel agreed to adjourn the meeting and asked the Acting Chief Executive to commission an external technical assessment and a psychometric personality test and to present the full range of information and evidence to a reconvened meeting of the JNC Panel.