Agenda and minutes

Staffing Committee - Wednesday, 2nd March, 2022 6.00 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.


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




That Cllr A Parry be elected the Chairman for the meeting.



Cllr A Parry in the Chair



To receive any apologies for absence.



No apologies for absence were received at 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.



There were no declarations of interest to report.


Appointment of Corporate Director- Care and Protection pdf icon PDF 351 KB

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


The Chairman set out a report seeking to appoint to the post of Corporate Director for Care and Protection (Children Services).


In proposing the motion below, the Chairman indicated that the selection process had been robust, and the successful candidate had shown good evidence of his professionalism and his commitment to the young people of Dorset.


The motion was seconded by Cllr J Somper




That, subject to references, medical clearance, and a DBS check, Paul Dempsey be appointed to the position of Corporate Director for Care and Protection (Children Services).




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).

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.