Agenda and minutes

Guildford & Waverley Joint Senior Staff Committee - Monday, 22nd August, 2022 3.30 pm

Venue: Room 1- Chantries, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB. View directions

Contact: John Armstrong Democratic Services & Elections Manager  Tel: 01484 444102


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Apologies for absence

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There were no apologies for absence.



Disclosures of interest

To receive from Members, declarations of interest in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting in accordance with the Guildford and Waverley’s respective Codes of Conduct for Councillors.

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There were no disclosures of interest.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the last meeting of the Joint Appointments Committee held on 16 June 2022.

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RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2022 be agreed as a correct record.



Appointment of Joint Section 151 Officer pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Appendix 3 is to follow.

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The Joint Appointments Committee (JAC) noted that, under the collaboration arrangements, both councils had agreed to appoint a Joint Management Team comprising, amongst others, the three statutory offices of Head of Paid Service, Monitoring Officer, and the Section 151 Officer (Chief Finance Officer). 


The JAC was responsible for undertaking the appointment process in respect of the statutory officers and making recommendations to the Full Council meetings of both councils in that regard.


Following a rigorous candidate assessment process held earlier in the day with regard to the appointment of a Joint Executive Head of Finance (which incorporated the Section 151 Officer role), the JAC was invited to consider formally making a recommendation to both councils in respect of that appointment.




(1)        To recommend to both Councils that Peter Vickers be appointed to the new role of Joint Executive Head of Finance (s151 Officer), subject to no material or well-founded objection being made by either of the Council Leaders on behalf of their respective Executives.


(2)        To note that the Joint Chief Executive will provisionally offer the role to the candidate accordingly and progress HR procedures in line with the Councils’ relevant policies.