Agenda and minutes

JNC Appointments, Salaries and Structures Panel
Monday, 23 October 2023 3:00 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, Resources


The Panel convened to consider the papers that had been submitted in advance of the meeting, which included the job description and person specification for the post, the CV and supporting statement of the two shortlisted candidates and the findings from the external technical assessment and psychometric personality test.


The Chief Executive advised, however, that one of the candidates had withdrawn their application due to personal reasons and, therefore, only one candidate was to be interviewed.


The Panel discussed the candidate’s application, the findings from the external technical assessment and psychometric personality test and agreed the interview questions to be asked of the candidate.


Following careful consideration of the candidate’s responses to the questions and the supporting information, the Panel resolved not to recommend an appointment to the post of Strategic Director, Resources at the present time and to readvertise the post at a later date.