Agenda and minutes

Employment Committee - Wednesday, 9th September, 2015 11.30 am

Venue: Leadership Suite, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB. View directions

Contact: Ola Dejo-Ojomo, Committee Manager. Tel: 01483 444106  Email:

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Apologies for absence and notification of substitutes


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor Nigel Manning.  In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 23 (j), Councillor Richard Billington attended as substitute for Councillor Manning.



Local Code of Conduct - disclosable pecuniary interests

In accordance with the revised local Code of Conduct, a councillor is required to disclose at the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) that they may have in respect of any matter for consideration on this agenda.  Any councillor with a DPI must notparticipate in any discussion or vote regarding that matter and they must also withdraw from the meeting immediately before consideration of the matter.


If that DPI has not been registered, the councillor must notify the Monitoring Officer of the details of the DPI within 28 days of the date of the meeting.


There were no disclosures of interest.



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To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Employment Committee held on 10 February 2015, 10 April 2015 and 24 July 2015.

Additional documents:


The Committee approved the minutes of the meetings held on 10 February, 10 April and 24 July 2015.  The chairman signed the minutes.



Deputy Managing Director

To consider applications for the post of Deputy Managing Director.


The Committee noted that, at its meeting held on 24 July 2015, and as part of the  consideration of the proposed restructuring of the Council’s Corporate Management Team (CMT), it had agreed that the appointment of a Deputy Managing Director, on an initial 12 month basis, would be considered by the Committee in early September and reported to full Council on 7 October 2015.


Councillors were informed that the Deputy Managing Director role had been open to internal applications from CMT.  In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the job description for the substantive post of Director, the designated Deputy Managing Director responsibilities would also include deputising for the Managing Director and acting as Head of the Paid Service in her absence. 


The Committee noted that the only application received had been submitted by Satish Mistry, Director of Corporate Services.  At the meeting, and as part of the selection process, the Committee members and the Managing Director received a presentation from Mr Mistry covering the following question: 


With reference to the Council’s Corporate Plan, please identify two or three key challenges that you believe CMT will need to address in the near future.  As the designated Deputy MD how do you propose to help the organisation address these challenges?”


Following the presentation and further questions from committee members, the Committee


RESOLVED: That Satish Mistry be designated as Deputy Managing Director for an initial period of 12 months.