Committee comprises a maximum of 5
(a) The Leader of the Council
(or their nominated representative)
(b) The Leader of the largest
Opposition Group (or their nominated representative)
(c) Up to 3 other Members of
the Council selected in accordance with the rules of political
proportionality and including the relevant Lead Member.
(a) It is a statutory
requirement that at least 1 member of an Appointments Committee
must be a Member of the Executive.
(b) The Committee appoints its
(c) All Members of the
Committee must have up-to-date knowledge of and have received
training in the areas of Recruitment and Equalities.
(d) The selection process must
be conducted in accordance with the Council’s agreed Code of
(a) Interview all short-listed
candidates and either
(b) Appoint a suitable
candidate to the post; or
(c) In the case of the Chief
Executive make a recommendation to the Full Council who must
approve the proposed appointment before an offer of appointment is
(d) Follow any other course of
action decided upon by The Appointments Panel*.
The Panel comprises 3 members,
the Leader of the Council, the Leader of the largest Opposition
Group, and the Deputy Leader of the Council (or their nominated
representatives) with any relevant Lead Members as
The Panel reviews the terms and
conditions of employment relating to the post and where appropriate
makes recommendations to the Chief Executive for any changes;
decides the appointments process or other course of action; and
appoints the Appointments Committee to undertake the appointments
process. This review includes reviewing the job and person
specifications, the means of advertisement and short-listing
The Panel will then appoint an
The Panel can convene virtually
or meet as required.