Agenda and draft minutes

Staffing Committee - Monday, 14th December, 2020 9.45 am

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No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.


It was proposed by Cllr A Parry and seconded by Cllr B Ezzard that Cllr S Flower be elected chairman for the meeting.


There were no other nominations.




That Cllr S Flower be elected chairman for the remainder of the meeting.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


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



Appointment of Executive Director People - Children's pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider the appointment of Executive Director People – Children’s



The Chairman referred to the recent interviewing process for the post of Executive Director People – Children. This role would provide strategic direction and leadership for the effective delivery of children’s services across the Dorset Council remit. The post holder would also hold the statutory role of Director of Children’s Services.


As the chairman of the cross-party interviewing panel, the Portfolio Holder for Children, Skills and Early Help proposed that Theresa Leavy be appointed to the post.  This was seconded by Cllr S Jones.




That Theresa Leavy be appointed to the post of Executive Director People – Children.


Reason for decision


As required by the Dorset Council constitution, the role of Executive Director People – Children required the approval of the Staffing 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 to report.


Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

There is no exempt business scheduled for this meeting.


There was no exempt business.