Agenda and minutes

General Services Committee - Wednesday, 6th January, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 4, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL. View directions

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of General Services Committee meeting held on 4 November 2015.



The minutes of the General Services Committee held on 4 November were approved as a correct record.


Items of Urgent Business

To receive additional items that the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with Section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


The Committee briefly discussed the schedule for the recruitment of three new director posts.


Declarations of Interests


No interests were declared.


The Committee agreed to exclude press and public at this juncture in accordance with Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.



Appointment of Interim Director of Children's Services

The Committee are asked to interview candidates for the above role. Officers will advise of the candidates and provide application information in due course.


The Committee briefly discussed the statutory need to have a Director of Children’s Services, especially when there was potential for an OFSTED inspection. The timeframe for recruiting to the position full time was also discussed and Members generally agreed that an interim was required to bridge the gap while a full time replacement was serving their notice period.


The Committee interviewed one candidate for the position of Interim Director of Children’s Services.


RESOLVED That Mr David Archibald is appointed as Interim Director of Children’s Services


The Committee returned into public session.



Chief Executive Performance Objectives pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee accepted the recommendations without further



RESOLVED That the objectives for the Chief Executive for the

Period September 2015 to March 2016 be approved.