Agenda and draft minutes

Staffing Committee - Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 11.45 am

Venue: MS Teams Live Event

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No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.


It was proposed by Cllr S Jones and seconded by Cllr J Somper




That Cllr A Parry 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 Corporate Director (Children) - Care and Protection pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider the appointment of Corporate Director for Care and Protection.


The Chairman referred to the recent internal interviewing process for the appointment to the post of Corporate Director (Children) – Care and Protection.


As a member of the cross-party interviewing panel, the Chairman proposed that Sara-Jane Smedmor be appointed to the post.  This was seconded by Cllr S Jones.




That Sarah-Jane Smedmor be appointed to the permanent position of Corporate Director (Children) – Care and Protection.


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  X of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.

There are no exempt items scheduled for this meeting


There were no exempt items of business.