The Committee considered the report of the Director of Children’s Services on the appointment to the position of Assistant Director for Early Help and Prevention. In accordance with the Local Authorities Standing Orders (England) Regulations 2001 (as amended) and Part 4 Section K, the Committee considered the recommendation of an interview panel, which took place prior to the Committee convening.
a. Curtis Ashton be appointed to the position of Assistant Director for Early Help and Prevention on a fixed term contract or secondment basis for a period of 18 months, subject to the objections process of the Cabinet whereby this Committee may only make or approve the appointment of the Assistant Director for Safeguarding and Social Care when:
(i) no objection has been made by any member of the Cabinet, or
(ii) if any objection is made, the Staffing and Remuneration Committee has declared itself satisfied that the objection is not material or well-founded.
b. Subject to (a) above, that the appointment of the candidate to the post of Assistant Director for Early Help and Prevention will be on the salary that is proposed to the Committee. This will be in the range of £99,600 - £115,800 as set out in the Council’s Pay Policy Statement.
c. Subject to (a) above, that this appointment will take effect when the appointed candidate accepts in writing the contract of employment offered to him/her by the Council.