Agenda and minutes

Staffing Committee - Tuesday, 5th April, 2022 12.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Kate Critchel  01305 252234 - Email:

Note: 12 noon or on the rising of Cabinet 

No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a chairman for the meeting.


It was proposed by Cllr B Ezzard seconded by Cllr L Miller




That Cllr P Wharf be elected Chairman for the meeting.



Cllr P Wharf 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.



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


Appointment of Interim Corporate Director for Commissioning - Adults and Housing Directorate pdf icon PDF 275 KB

To consider the interview panel’s recommendation for the appointment of an Interim Corporate Director for Commissioning.



The committee considered the interview panel’s recommendation for the above appointment. Members noted that there had been a two-stage interviewing process involving the Executive Director of Adult Social Care, the Corporate Director of Adult Social Care, and the Portfolio Holder for the service.


The committee agreed that the successful candidate had shown excellent evidence as an experienced commissioner and they looked forward to him joining Dorset Council.


It was proposed by Cllr L Miller seconded by Cllr B Ezzard




That Jonathan Price be appointed to the position of Interim Corporate Director for Commissioning for a period of nine months.


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 is no exempt business scheduled for this meeting.


There was no exempt business to report.