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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3UY

Contact: Democratic Services on 01424 451484  email:  democraticservices@hastings.gov.uk

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Apologies for Absence



Declarations of Interest




Appointment of Managing Director and Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 113 KB


The Employment Committee met on Monday 17 February 2020 to consider the options for appointing to the position of Managing Director/Head of Paid Service. It was agreed that both the Director of Corporate Services and Governance (HOPS) and the Director of Operations would participate in a competitive interview for the position of Managing Director.

Interviews were held on 6 March 2020. The candidates were interviewed by the Employment Committee with support from an independent adviser.

Following the conclusion of the interview process the Employment Committee agreed Jane Hartnell should be recommended to be re-appointed as Head of Paid Service in her new role as Managing Director.

Under the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) regulations 1193 (SI No.202) in relation to the appointment of Head of Paid Service, all Executive members of the Council must be given the opportunity to object to the proposed recommendation. This has been undertaken and no objections have been received.

The Leader therefore made a conditional offer of employment to Jane Hartnell subject to approval by the Council.

Councillor Rogers proposed approval of the recommendations as set out in the report, seconded by Councillor Chowney.

RESOLVED (by majority):

1. Council approve the recommendation of Employment Committee to re-appoint Jane Hartnell for the position of Head of Paid Service in her new role as Managing Director following the conclusion of the selection process on 6th March 2020.

2. That delegated authority be given to the Executive Manager, People, Customer and Business support in consultation with the Leader of the Council to finalise the arrangements, salary and the start date for the Managing Director.


To ensure the Council complies with the requirements of Section 4 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 to appoint a Head of Paid Service.



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