Agenda and minutes

Staffing Committee - Wednesday, 9th February, 2022 5.00 pm

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

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No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a chairman for the meeting.


Proposed by Cllr Roe, seconded by Cllr Bryan.


Decision: that Cllr Spencer Flower be elected Chairman for the duration of the meeting.


Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their decision councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.


If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.



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



Appointment of Corporate Director - Climate & Ecological Sustainability pdf icon PDF 292 KB

To consider the interview panel’s recommendations for the above appointment.


The Executive Director of Place set out a report to consider the interview panel’s recommendation for the appointment of Corporate Director Climate & Ecological Sustainability (fixed term for a period until May 2024).


The Committee was asked to support the appointment of Mr Steven Ford to the role, subject to references, medical clearance and DBS checks.


Proposed by Cllr Bryan, seconded by Cllr Roe.


Upon being put to the vote the proposal to support the recommendation was carried.


Decision: that subject to references, medical clearance and DBS checks, Mr Steven Ford be appointed to the position of Corporate Director Climate & Ecological Sustainability (for fixed term period until May 2024).


The Chairman advised that the interview process had been rigorous, he hoped the same process would be followed in the future and thanked all officers and councillors involved. 



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 was no urgent business.


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).

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

There is no exempt business scheduled for this meeting.


There was no exempt business.