Part 3 - Responsibility for functions

Below are the responsibility for functions.

The purpose of the Appointments Committee is to enable Members to play a full role in deciding which persons should be employed, or not, as the Council’s most senior Officers and to determine terms of employment.

Table 3.02:  The duties of the Appointments Committee

To be responsible for:

 

  1. Recommending to the full Council the appointment (on a permanent or temporary or acting up basis) of the Chief Executive/Head of Paid Service.
  2. Determining any disciplinary matters short of dismissal in relation to the Head of Paid Service, Monitoring Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
  3. Making recommendations to full Council regarding dismissal of the Head of Paid Service, Monitoring Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
  4. The appointment (on a permanent or temporary or acting up basis) of the Chief Finance Officer, Monitoring Officer, the Chief Fire Officer and all Executive Directors, including the statutory posts of Director of Children's Services. Director of Adult Social Care and Director of Public Health.
  5. The dismissal of the Chief Fire Officer, the Executive Director of Children's Services, the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health and the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure.
  6. Determining the terms of employment and any variation to those terms of employees of the Council including terms of employment and exercising employer discretions in relation to pensions.
  7. Subject to any other provisions of the Council's Constitution, determining any other matters affecting employees of the Council.

Appointments Committee Membership

7 County Councillors.

  1. At least one of whom must be a Member of the Cabinet;
  2. At least one of whom should be a Cabinet Member whose portfolio of duties includes responsibility for the service in which an appointed Officer would be employed. This requirement should be met by a County Councillor appointed to membership of the Appointments Committee being substituted by the appropriate Cabinet Member of the same political party in order to meet political balance requirements.  This requirement will not apply in connection with the appointment (on a permanent or temporary or acting up basis) of the Chief Executive/Head of Paid Service (including their terms and conditions of employment and any variation to those terms and conditions).  Failure to comply with this requirement will not invalidate any proceedings of the Appointments Committee.
  3. For decisions relating to the conduct and capability of those officers listed under items 2 and 3 in Table 3.02 above the Appointments Committee will operate through a politically-balanced sub-committee acting as an Investigating and Disciplinary panel comprising up to 5.
  4. For decisions on the appointment of those officers detailed at item 2 in Table 3.02 above the Appointments Committee will operate through a sub-committee acting as an interviewing panel comprising up to 5 (politically balanced).
  5. Council has resolved that for joint appointments with the NHS in Gloucestershire, which are within the remit of the Appointments Committee, a sub-committee should be established comprising up to 5 members to be drawn from the Appointments Committee’s membership and shall be politically balanced.

Note 1:   Reference should be made to the consultation required under paragraph 2 of the Officer Employment Rules to be found in Part 4 of the Constitution.

Note 2:   There is granted to the Chief Executive express delegated authority (in consultation with Cabinet Members, Group Leaders and relevant Scrutiny Chair) to appoint on an interim basis to the position of Director within the employment of the Council for a maximum period of up to six months.

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