Part 4 - Officer employment procedure rules

Below are the Officer employment procedure rules.

2.1         By law, the Cabinet must be consulted before the Head of Paid Service, a statutory chief officer, a non statutory chief officer or a deputy chief officer (all as defined in section 2 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989) is appointed or dismissed.

2.2         Upon determining who should be appointed to or dismissed from such a post, whether by the Appointments Committee or otherwise, the Chief Executive will write to every Member of the Cabinet giving notice of who it is intended should be appointed to, or dismissed from employment with the Council giving notice of:

(a)                 The name of the person it is intended should be appointed or dismissed;
(b)                 Any other particulars relevant to the appointment or dismissal

Note:          Detailed requirements are set out in the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) Regulations 1993 (SI 1993/202), the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) Regulations 2001 (SI 2001/3384) and the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England)(Amendment) Regulations 2015.

2.3         The Leader of the Council must inform the Chief Executive in writing within five days of receiving written notice of an intended appointment or dismissal under these rules whether any Member of the executive objects to that appointment or dismissal.

2.4         On the sixth day after the Chief Executive gave written notice of an intended appointment or dismissal, the Head of Paid Service will transmit any objection received from the Leader of the Council to the Appointments Committee or to the officer making the appointment or dismissal under delegated powers.

2.5      The Appointments Committee or the officer making the appointment or dismissal under delegated powers will consider whether any objection received by the Chief Executive from the Leader is material and well founded and will then proceed to decide whether to confirm the decision that an Officer be appointed or dismissed (or, where that decision rests with County Council to recommend to Council that an Officer be appointed or dismissed).

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