Decision details

Arrangements with regard to the Post of Chief Executive

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Council considered a report setting out interim management arrangements following the impending retirement of the current Chief Executive and Director of Customer and Community Services.  Council also considered proposed arrangements for dealing with the appointment of a Chief Executive and the appointment of Statutory Officers during the interim period.


The Monitoring Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer left the chamber whilst this matter was considered.


The Executive Member for Ambassador and Shared Services paid tribute to George A Robertson and spoke of the excellent working relationship he had enjoyed with him as Leader of the Council.  He thanked him for the cultural change he had led at the Council and wished him well in his retirement.


The Leader also thanked him for his work and referred to the enjoyment she had had working with him.  The Chief Executive and Director of Cultural and Community Services thanked Members for their good wishes.


Council approved the proposals as now detailed.


RESOLVED – that (A) the current post of Chief Executive/Director of Customer and Community Services be deleted and a new post of Chief Executive be created;


(B)      the Council proceed to the recruitment of a Chief Executive;


(C)      the Director of Neighbourhood Services be appointed as acting Head of Paid Service until a permanent appointment is made;


(D)      the Head of Democratic and Legal Support Services be appointed as acting Monitoring Officeruntil a permanent appointment is made; and


(E)      a panel of the Council be appointed to consider and appoint the new position at (B) above.


Publication date: 01/06/2015

Date of decision: 20/05/2015

Decided at meeting: 20/05/2015 - Council

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