Agenda and minutes

Staffing Committee - Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 2, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

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To receive any apologies for absence.



No apologies for absence were received at the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2019.


The minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2019 were confirmed and signed.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.



Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.


There were no statements or questions from Town and Parish Councils at the meeting, nor public statements or questions.


Appointment of Corporate Director for Care and Protection pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To consider a recommendation from a recent interview process to confirm the appointment of the Corporate Director for Care and Protection. TO FOLLOW

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The committee was asked to ratify the appointment of the Corporate Director – Care & Protection for Children’s Services.


On the basis of a comprehensive and robust shortlisting, assessment and selection and recruitment process, candidates had been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate their qualities and abilities to fulfil this critical role within the Children’s Services Directorate.


Having seen what the process entailed and how, from this, the recommendation made would ensure that the candidate of the right calibre was selected, and the means by which this had been done, members were highly satisfied that the candidate being recommended was suitable for the role and would be a valued asset to the Council in being beneficial to all they did. Accordingly, they wholeheartedly endorsed the recommendation being made and, on that basis, it was 




That following an extensive recruitment and selection process, the selection of Alison Montgomery be endorsed in being appointed to the post of Corporate Director – Care & Protection for Children’s Services in Dorset Council.


Reason for Decision


The post is a Deputy Chief Officer post for Dorset Council and as such requires the

approval of the Staff Committee.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



There were no urgent items for consideration.